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In 'Man,' Auster conjures crises real and fantastic

PAUL AUSTER PAUL AUSTER (LOTTE HANSEN)
By John Gregory Brown
August 24, 2008

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Man in the Dark By Paul Auster Holt, 180 pp., $23 The opening paragraphs of Paul Auster's 14th novel, "Man in the Dark," seem to presage a work of Beckett-like detachment and interiority, steered less by the real world than by the fabulous, absurdist meanderings of the mind. "I am alone in the dark," narrator August Brill announces as the ... (Full article: 888 words)

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