Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure

Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure by Paul Auster 0805054065 9780805054064
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This is the story of a young mans struggle to stay afloat. By turns poignant and comic, Paul Austers memoir is essentially an autobiographical essay about money - and what it means not to have it. From one odd job to the next, from one failed scheme to another, Auster investigates his own stubborn compulsion to make art, and describes his ingenious, often farfetched attempts to survive on next to nothing. From the streets of New York City and Paris to the rural roads of Upstate New York, the author treats us to a series of remarkable adventures and unforgettable encounters and, in several elaborate appendixes, to previously unknown work from these years. Here are three plays that contain the seeds of inspiration for some of Austers future work, a tabletop baseball game (complete with cards and rules), and a pseudonymous detective novel - the authors first full-length novel. Each is an example of Austers effort to make money; each is an illustration of the artists mind at work. The result is a book of manifold delights and discoveries, an autobiography that resembles no other.--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Author: Paul Auster

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 449

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co

Publication Date: 1997-09-01


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