“A Poet of the Eye” - The Role of Art in Paul Auster's Works by Martina Süßenguth

By Martina Süßenguth

"Art" isn't the first subject that involves brain while considering Paul Auster's novels and movies. "Solitude", "emptiness", "loss" and "desperation" usually tend to swimsuit the reader's expectation. upload "intertextuality", "pastiche", and "metalinguistic video games" and also you end up amidst postmodern students appraising his works. in spite of the fact that, it's certainly a mistake to not examine creativity and paintings whilst interpreting Paul Auster. even though his protagonists usually locate themselves faced with hopeless predicaments, they generally have the ability to triumph over their crises of orientation by way of artistic strategies. artwork is gifted as a method to deal with the chaos of the postmodern residing state of affairs. Martina Süßenguth seems at Auster's early novels and flicks and analyses how Auster perspectives artwork as an adventure during which to deal with fact. She examines the inclusion of likelihood into inventive procedures in addition to Auster's collaborations with modern artists like Sophie Calle and Sam Messer.

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