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«Baumgartner», the long-awaited return of Paul Auster arrives in Peruvian bookstores

Paul Benjamin Auster is an American writer, screenwriter and film director.

In a long-awaited return to the novel, Paul Auster presents his most recent work, «Baumgartner». The narrative follows the story of a philosophy professor, Baumgartner, immersed in grief over the loss of his great love, Anna. His imminent retirement triggers a torrent of memories and a way of seeing the world that gives him back the will to live. Determined to move forward, Baumgartner, eccentric and tender, embarks on a new relationship that begins a series of unpredictable events, subject to the whims of fate.

Paul Auster shines in “Baumgartner” to one of the most unforgettable characters of his career, travel with him the paths of chance and memory and explore what love means in the different stages of life and how we face grief or the passage of time. Exquisitely warm, it contains all the wisdom of someone who, even having lost a part of himself, has learned that living in fear of pain is refusing to live.

Auster’s splendid return to the novel from “4 3 2 1”, is such a moving work, praised as a “triumph at this point in his career” by the Los Angeles Times. Auster, reveals a brilliant and accurate psychological portrait. A virtuoso of the word, he envelops the reader in spirals of coincidences and evocations, demonstrating why he is one of the most influential writers of our time.

With phrases as forceful as “LIVING WITH FEAR OF LOSING IS REFUSING TO LIVE,” Auster unfolds a narrative that has been described as “a sweet, singular and luminous novel” by The New York Times Book Review. “Baumgartner” is a masterpiece that distills the wisdom of an author who has marked contemporary literature with his electrifying prose.

About Paul Auster:

He is a writer, translator and filmmaker. Among his works stand out The invention of loneliness (1982); The trilogy from New York (1987); Moon, S Palace (1989); Leviathan (1992); Timbuktu (1999); The book of illusions (2002); The night of the oracle (2003); Brooklyn Follies (2005); Sunset Park (2010); Diary of winter (2012); 4 3 2 1 (2017); The immortal flame de Stephen Crane (2021); A country bathed in blood (2023), in collaboration with Spencer Ostrander, and Baumgartner (2024). He has written the movie scripts Smoke (1995) y Blue in the Face (1995), in which he collaborated with Wayne Wang, and those of Lulu on the Bridge (1998) y Martin’s inner life Frost (2007), which he directed alone. He has edited the book of stories I believed my father was God (2001) and his poetic work is collected in the volume Poetry complete (2012). He is also the author of a life in words (2018), a volume that collects her conversations with Professor IB Siegumfeldt about her work and the craft of writing. She has received numerous awards, including the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature, the Medici Prize for the novel Leviathanthe Independent Spirit Award for the screenplay of Smoke and the Best Book of the Year Award from the Madrid Booksellers Guild for The book of illusions. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters. His work is translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Discover the depth and warmth of «Baumgartner» by Paul Auster, a book to highlight on your reading list that It is now available in all bookstores nationwide.

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