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- Kurzbeschreibung<p><i>The Book of Illusions</i>, written with breath-taking urgency and precision, plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, and the violent and the tender dissolve into one another. </p><p>One man´s obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann, and remembers how to laugh . . .</p><p>Mann was a comic genius, in trademark white suit and fluttering black moustache. But one morning in 1929 he walked out of his house and was never heard from again. Zimmer´s obsession with Mann drives him to publish a study of his work; whereupon he receives a letter postmarked New Mexico, supposedly written by Mann´s wife, and inviting him to visit the great Mann himself. Can Hector Mann be alive? Zimmer cannot decide - until a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever.</p><p>´A nearly flawless work . . . Auster will be remembered as one of the great writers of our time.´ <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></p><p>´Auster´s elegant, finely calibrated <i>The Book of Illusions </i>is a haunting feat of intellectual gamesmanship.´ <i>TheNew York Times</i></p>
- AutorPaul Auster
- VerlagFaber & Faber
- Seiten336 Seiten
- Gewicht268 g
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