I was twelve years old the first time I walked on water.Meet Walt, the irrepressible hero of Paul Auster's astonishing novel, the orphan from the mid-West who is set on the road to stardom by the dark and mesmerising figure of Master Yehudi.When the Master takes little Walt back to the mysterious house on the great plains, he initiates the tutorial process that will culminate in Walt learning to fly. Thus begins Walt Rawley's career as Mr Vertigo.Mr Vertigo is a compelling, magical novel, a work of true originality by a contemporary American writer at the height of his powers.
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Paul Auster was born in Newark, New Jersey in the United States in 1947. He graduated from Columbia University with an MA degree. In 1970 he worked as a merchant seaman on an Esso oil tanker. From 1971 to 1974 he lived in France, spending two years in Paris and one in Provence. After returning to New York in 1974, he began his writing career.Throughout the 1970s he wrote mainly poetry and essays which appeared in various magazines including the New York Review of Books. During the 1980s he concentrated on prose writing: a memoir and four novels were published.His screenplay Smoke and Blue in the Face was published in April 1996 to coincide with the release of the film, and in 1999 Faber published the screenplay Lulu on the Bridge. The Art of Hunger (a collection of essays, interviews and prose) and his Selected Poems were published in November 1998.He is the author of nine novels, including The New York Trilogy</
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Buchbeschreibung Faber & Faber, 1995. Paperback. | B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 288pp. | For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Good. An acceptable reading copy with clear signs of previous ownership and shelf wear. Artikel-Nr. 147746
Buchbeschreibung Faber & Faber, London, 1995. Softcover. Buchzustand: Gut. 5. Auflage. Taschenbuch - leichte Gebrauchsspuren am Einband - Papier etwas gebräunt. Artikel-Nr. 015009