The Red Notebook: True Stories

ISBN: 0811214982
ISBN 13: 9780811214988
By: Paul Auster

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About this book

De son Carnet rouge, où il consigne, et même collectionne des événements étranges par leurs coïncidences, Paul Auster dit que " c'est un art poétique sans théorie ". Et comme, dans l'Art de la faim, il a rassemblé essais, textes critiques et réflexions sur Kafka, Hamsun, Celan ou Rushdie, aussi bien que sur des créateurs moins connus de ce côté de l'Atlantique, c'est une véritable géographie de l'oeuvre austérienne qui s'élabore dans le présent volume.

Reader's Thoughts

Michael

Paul Auster es un gran hijo de puta. Escribe historias que tu o yo podriamos haber escrito. Pero que no. Son historias sorprendentes, de coincidencias extraordinarias. Pero Auster las hace perfectamente creibles. Y ahi esta parte de su genio. Con un lenguaje breve, sin pompa, nos lleva directo a las historias. El titulo viene, probablemente, del hecho de que Auster entiende que tal vez las historias puedan parecer falsas, pero no lo son (claro, queda la duda de cual es el caso). Como quien cuenta hechos curiosos de su vida (la de Auster), nos lleva de la mano a historias que se hacen verdaderas. Punto adicional del libro: su brevedad. Aunque algunas de las historias tienen algo de relacion, se pueden leer independientemente las unas de las otras.

Dereck

I started this yesterday, and I finished it today. Unlike other story collections I've read where they start of with the best, this one started off with a good story and just got better as they went along. It made me think of all those odd little things that have happened in my life and the odd stories other people have told me. It's a nice read. enjoyable. relatable. comfortable.

Sümeyye Öztürk

cool story bro

Sub_zero

4/5En este breve a la par que intenso cuaderno repleto de casualidades, Paul Auster pormenoriza a través de algunos de los episodios más significativos, trascendentales y fortuitos de su vida (a veces, de la vida de otros) el que será el leit motiv de su extensa producción literaria. A medio camino entre biografía y confesión novelada, el escritor neoyorquino expone ante nosotros un auténtico mosaico de coincidencias prácticamente inverosímiles y diversos sucesos regidos por el azar para que nos maravillemos no solo a causa de la desconcertante imprevisibilidad de la vida, sino ante el hecho de que cada acto cotidiano, cada decisión que tomamos o dejamos de tomar, cada equívoco, cada nueva oportunidad pudiera tener consecuencias sencillamente descabelladas. ¿Historias verdaderas o realidad adulterada? Sea cual sea la respuesta, Paul Auster nos deja con el buen regusto de otra brillante novela.

ziba

Kısa, öz, çerezlik bir kitap. İstanbul trafiğinde hızlı bir okuyucunun 1 saatte bitirebileceği ve Paul Auster severlerin çok seveceği bir kitap. Yazarı tanıma şansının yanında gayet ilginç öykülerin yer aldığı hoş bir kitap. "Defter" etkisi büyük gerçekten.

Nuska

Los pequeños relatos, anécdotas o historias verdaderas según el mismo Paul Auster que están escritas en este cuaderno rojo, son las mismas que hay en la primera parte de Experimentos con la verdad y que ya leí el verano pasado. Me han vuelto a gustar, por supuesto. Sobre todo la historia del poeta y el cuadro de Henri Matisse colgado sobre su cabeza. No recuerdo haber leído nada de Paul Auster que no me haya gustado.

Juan Morán

Todo mundo podría escribir un libro como "El cuaderno rojo", pero no todo mundo podría escribirlo como lo hace Paul Auster. Todos hemos tenido muchas coincidencias en nuestra vida, sin embargo no todos nos ponemos a reflexionar en ellas. Paul Auster se caracteriza en resaltar las coincidencias y hacernos pensar en si suelen ser simples coincidencias o causalidades que marcan nuestro destino. En este opúsculo, se recopilan varias anécdotas que nos hacen meditar en nuestras propias casualidades.

Thais

Ecco, "Momenti di trascurabile felicità" di Francesco Piccolo non mi è piaciuto poi molto, ma potendo ruberei quel bel titolo per appiccicarlo a questa raccolta di brevissimi sprazzi di gioia.Auster ci racconta una serie di piccoli segnali dall'universo, accaduti a lui o a persone che ha conosciuto anche solo per pochi minuti.Si tratta di coincidenze assolutamente incredibili e proprio per questo ancor più straordinarie e significative: una monetina ritrovata a chilometri di distanza, un'amicizia finita per colpa di una serie di ruote bucate, persone che si incontrano lontanissimo da casa e scoprono di avere conoscenze in comune, parenti che tornano nelle nostre vite in modi del tutto impensabili, l'idea di scrivere "Città di vetro" nata da una telefonata, una lettera mai spedita che torna al mittente, e così via.Tredici scampoli di meravigliose assurdità che si leggono con il sorriso sulle labbra e una sorta di strana euforia. Sono tutti episodi che potrebbero capitare a chiunque, che magari ci sono anche successi o ci sono stati raccontati ma a cui sul momento non abbiamo fatto troppo caso, e che invece sotto la penna di Auster si trasformano in una collezione di meravigliosi esempi di come la vita riesce sempre a stupirci. Auster afferma che sono tutti veri. È possibile, per quanto incredibile.La nota negativa è che finiscono troppo presto, lasciano la voglia di scoprirne altri, di momenti così. Forse ora tocca a noi farci caso e raccoglierli come perle preziose.Una piccola nota alla traduzione: per il femminile si usa "le", non "gli"...

Stacy

To tell the truth, I have never hear about Paul Auster before I picked up this book. What draw my attention was word "writing" (it was something like - essays on writing). To consider this point - I have not found here anything on this theme.The book starts with "The Red Notebook" which are short essays (or should I call it one essay?). Or are these short stories? I really don't know how to call them. They are like fragments of life (real life as cover declines) but really hard to connect together and without any common motive (subjectively, of course).The it comes part of French poetry and its influence on English literature. I honestly started to read it. But after some 7-10 pages understood that most probably I don't need it as I don't know any of the writers mentioned (all right, all right, I knew any fifth of them). So this part was just turned over. Suppose for the experts it could mean a lot.The next part were interviews. Here came the question - why should I read it if I really do not have any previous impression of the author?And the last part - Why write? Really - I hoped to find here any answer. And I DID NOT. Again short stories. Not connected. In particular view - interesting, together - what is in common? Even having read only the half of it, I dare mark it as read instead of couldn't finish. It is interesting for people with specific background, or better to say - with necessary background to understand this book and find something useful in it, something that is going to correspond reader's previous experience.

David Grimaud

THIS IS A short book of anecdotes by Paul Auster. The title infers THE NEW YORK TRILOGY, in which the a red notebook is evoked. This little book is delightful for the true Auster fan like myself. It is like a scrapbook of snapshots into Auster's background. Some of the stories are amazing, defying the laws of chance, including one in which, at the age of fourteen, a fellow camper loses his life in a freak accident, Auster just missing the death stroke. Had Aus

Jeanette (jema)

A slim red little notebook, just a few stories thrown in, all about this rather remarkable thing we call coincidences, or Chance. It's like a little amuse bouche of Paul Auster and the rest of his work. This is what it tastes like, only a crumble to wet the appetite.

Alejandro

“Pero el idioma del azar es también el idioma de la fragilidad: hay coincidencias y casualidades con las que te mueres de risa y hay coincidencias y casualidades con las que te mueres.”Fragmento de: Paul Auster. “El cuaderno rojo”.

Laila

This incredible little book is a collection of almost unbelievable, true "happenstances" that one of my favorite authors compiled. Each vignette, only a few pages, is a story with amazing outcomes, neatly tied up into feel-good endings. I still question the veracity of the whole thing but it is a quick read, wholly satisfying and full of humanity that makes me happy and makes me close my eyes with a smile at each ending.

Danny Guzmán

Todas las personas son como son una los distintos eventos que han marcado su vida. El Cuaderno Rojo nos explica por qué las historias de Auster son de tal forma y no de otra, además de que ayuda a entender mejor la obra del autor, en el que te das cuenta de que París y Nueva York no son simples ciudades elegidas al azar, sino tiene un profundo significado para el escritor.

Eric NYOB

A perfect little book in a way. A succession of small incidents. Almost all amusing, only one or two descending into schlock. Like a precursor of Bellatin actually. I might like this the best of any Auster I've read (well this isn't saying much --- I find Auster a bit bare for my taste, like a non-kitsch Murakami). The main problem here is the brevity of the book. I read it in an hour, which was fine, actually ideal, but then it was a library book. If I'd paid $11 for it I might have been slightly unhappy.

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