Baumgartner

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Baumgartner’s life has been defined by his deep, abiding love for his wife, Anna. But now Anna is gone, and Baumgartner is embarking on his seventies whilst trying to live with her absence. Rich with compassion, wit and Auster’s keen eye for beauty in the smallest, most transient episodes of ordinary life, ‘Baumgartner’ is a tender late masterpiece of the ache of memory. It asks: why do we find such meaning in certain moments, and forget others?

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And then it started, little by little it started, until they were married five years later and his real life began.

‘Exquisite … A super-abundantly gifted, big-hearted novelist.’ Ian McEwan
‘A writer whose work shines with intelligence and originality.’ Don DeLillo

The life of Sy Baumgartner – noted author, and soon-to-be retired philosophy professor – has been defined by his deep, abiding love for his wife. Now Anna is gone, and Baumgartner is trying to live with her absence. But Anna’s voice is everywhere still, in every spiral of memory and reminiscence, in each recalled episode of the passionate forty years they shared.

Rich with feeling, wit and an eye for beauty in the smallest, most transient episodes of ordinary life, Baumgartner is a luminous worka tender final masterpiece from one of the world’s greatest writers.

‘A master.’ The Times

What readers are saying:
***** Perfect, subtle, charming, funny and sad.
**** Well-written and compelling but also comforting, like catching up with an old friend.
**** A, beautifully-written and intelligent piece of understated introspective fiction from Auster.

Additional information

Weight 0.22 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.5 × 1.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

208

Language

English

Edition

Export ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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