“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 whilst taking into account Paul Auster's novels and movies. "Solitude", "emptiness", "loss" and "desperation" usually tend to go well with the reader's expectation. upload "intertextuality", "pastiche", and "metalinguistic video games" and also you end up amidst postmodern students appraising his works. although, it really is certainly a mistake to not ponder creativity and artwork while studying Paul Auster. even supposing his protagonists frequently locate themselves faced with hopeless predicaments, they typically be able to triumph over their crises of orientation via artistic methods. paintings is gifted as a method to deal with the chaos of the postmodern dwelling scenario. Martina Süßenguth appears at Auster's early novels and flicks and analyses how Auster perspectives artwork as an event in which to deal with truth. She examines the inclusion of likelihood into artistic methods in addition to Auster's collaborations with modern artists like Sophie Calle and Sam Messer.

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