THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Paul Auster Literary Criticism

The New York Trilogy

A thesis by Chris Pace exploring the books which comprise this trilogy. A central theme is how the reader engages with the text.
An essay by Nicholas Dawson which seeks to distinguish the identity of the author and character in Auster's trilogy as well as examining how they relate to each other.

City of Glass

An essay by Richard Swope exploring the relationship between this novel's protagonist and the city he inhabits, referencing Henri Lefebvre's spatial theories.

Leviathan

An essay by Anna Khimasia of Carleton University examining the intertextuality between Auster's novel and artist Sophie Calle's book Double Game.

Moon Palace

A paper by Pál Hegyi which explores Auster's use of the theoretical concept 'mise-en-abyme', particularly in relation to the 'moon motif' in this novel, and referencing the work of André Gide, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, and others.
The role of The Frontier is discussed in this long essay by Christian Seidl.

The Brooklyn Follies

A paper by Catherine Pesso-Miquel, a professor at the University of Lyon, examining narrative voice in Auster's novel.

The Invention of Solitude

An extensive article by Stephen Fredman featuring several close readings.

Timbuktu

An article by James Murphy.