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The Resource Paul Auster's writing machine : a thing to write with, Evija Trofimova, (electronic resource)

Paul Auster's writing machine : a thing to write with, Evija Trofimova, (electronic resource)

Label
Paul Auster's writing machine : a thing to write with
Title
Paul Auster's writing machine
Title remainder
a thing to write with
Statement of responsibility
Evija Trofimova
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Paul Auster is one of the most acclaimed figures in American literature. Known primarily as a novelist, Auster's films and various collaborations are now gaining more recognition. Evija Trofimova offers a radically different approach to the author's wider body of work, unpacking the fascinating web of relationships between his texts and presenting Auster's canon as a rhizomatic facto-fictional network produced by a set of writing tools. Exploring Auster's literal and figurative use of these tools-the typewriter, the cigarette, the doppelgänger figure, the city-Evija Trofimova discovers Auster's "writing machine", a device that works both as a means to write and as a construct that manifests the emblematic writer-figure. This is a book about assembling texts and textual networks, the writing machines that produce them, and the ways such machines invest them with meaning. Embarking on a scholarly quest that takes her from between the lines of Auster's work to between the streets of his beloved New York and finally to the man himself, Paul Auster's Writing Machine becomes not just a critical investigation but a critical collaboration, raising important questions about the ultimate meaning of Auster's work, and about the relationship between texts, their authors, their readers and their critics. -- Provided by publisher
  • Paul Auster is one of the most acclaimed figures in American literature. Known primarily as a novelist, Auster's films and various collaborations are now gaining more recognition. Evija Trofimova offers a radically different approach to the author's wider body of work, unpacking the fascinating web of relationships between his texts and presenting Auster's canon as a rhizomatic facto-fictional network produced by a set of writing tools. Exploring Auster's literal and figurative use of these tools-the typewriter, the cigarette, the doppelgänger figure, the city-Evija Trofimova discovers Auster's "writing machine", a device that works both as a means to write and as a construct that manifests the emblematic writer-figure. This is a book about assembling texts and textual networks, the writing machines that produce them, and the ways such machines invest them with meaning. Embarking on a scholarly quest that takes her from between the lines of Auster's work to between the streets of his beloved New York and finally to the man himself, Paul Auster's Writing Machine becomes not just a critical investigation but a critical collaboration, raising important questions about the ultimate meaning of Auster's work, and about the relationship between texts, their authors, their readers and their critics. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trofimova, Evija
Dewey number
813/.54
LC call number
PS3551.U77
LC item number
T89 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Auster, Paul
  • American literature
Label
Paul Auster's writing machine : a thing to write with, Evija Trofimova, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-214) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: Paul Auster's intratext -- Uncontainable assemblages -- "Thinging" things -- 1: Smoke that means the entire world -- The writer's prosthetic cigarette --The gathering of the tobacco shop -- Smoke is the story itself -- 2: The story of the typewriter -- Typewriter associations -- The typewriter-assemblage -- Rhizomatic typewriting -- The machinic muse -- 3: Doubles and disappearances -- The birth of the double -- The double functions of the double -- The doppelganger in the other sex -- "Double Game", and the mingling of texts -- "Gotham Handbook" - New York, where all quests fail -- In search of Auster's city -- In Austeralia -- Discovering the notebooks -- Encountering the writer -- Inconclusion
  • Introduction: Paul Auster's intratext -- Uncontainable assemblages -- "Thinging" things -- 1: Smoke that means the entire world -- The writer's prosthetic cigarette --The gathering of the tobacco shop -- Smoke is the story itself -- 2: The story of the typewriter -- Typewriter associations -- The typewriter-assemblage -- Rhizomatic typewriting -- The machinic muse -- 3: Doubles and disappearances -- The birth of the double -- The double functions of the double -- The doppelganger in the other sex -- "Double Game", and the mingling of texts -- "Gotham Handbook" - New York, where all quests fail -- In search of Auster's city -- In Austeralia -- Discovering the notebooks -- Encountering the writer -- Inconclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001413400
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781623569860
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012278198
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001413400
Label
Paul Auster's writing machine : a thing to write with, Evija Trofimova, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-214) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: Paul Auster's intratext -- Uncontainable assemblages -- "Thinging" things -- 1: Smoke that means the entire world -- The writer's prosthetic cigarette --The gathering of the tobacco shop -- Smoke is the story itself -- 2: The story of the typewriter -- Typewriter associations -- The typewriter-assemblage -- Rhizomatic typewriting -- The machinic muse -- 3: Doubles and disappearances -- The birth of the double -- The double functions of the double -- The doppelganger in the other sex -- "Double Game", and the mingling of texts -- "Gotham Handbook" - New York, where all quests fail -- In search of Auster's city -- In Austeralia -- Discovering the notebooks -- Encountering the writer -- Inconclusion
  • Introduction: Paul Auster's intratext -- Uncontainable assemblages -- "Thinging" things -- 1: Smoke that means the entire world -- The writer's prosthetic cigarette --The gathering of the tobacco shop -- Smoke is the story itself -- 2: The story of the typewriter -- Typewriter associations -- The typewriter-assemblage -- Rhizomatic typewriting -- The machinic muse -- 3: Doubles and disappearances -- The birth of the double -- The double functions of the double -- The doppelganger in the other sex -- "Double Game", and the mingling of texts -- "Gotham Handbook" - New York, where all quests fail -- In search of Auster's city -- In Austeralia -- Discovering the notebooks -- Encountering the writer -- Inconclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001413400
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781623569860
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012278198
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001413400

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