City of Glass by Paul Auster
The Graphic Novel (New York Trilogy)

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A graphic novel classic with a new introduction by Art Spiegelman

Quinn writes mysteries. The Washington Post has described him as a “post-existentialist private eye.” An unknown voice on the telephone is now begging for his help, drawing him into a world and a mystery far stranger than any he ever created in print.

Adapted by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli, with graphics by David Mazzucchelli, Paul Auster’s groundbreaking, Edgar Award-nominated masterwork has been astonishingly transformed into a new visual language.
 

About Paul Auster

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Paul Auster is the author of eleven novels, most recently Oracle Night. His previous two novels, The Book of Illusions and Timbuktu, were national bestsellers. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published August 1, 2004 by Picador. 144 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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The caller seeks the Paul Auster Agency, even though, as we later learn, Paul Auster is not a detective but a young writer who strongly resembles the Paul Auster who wrote this book.

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Publishers Weekly

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Auster's acclaimed novel City of Glass , a dreamlike meditation on language and fiction in the form of a detective novel, has been translated into comics form to stunning effect. And while Karasik's f

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The Guardian

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City of Glass by Paul Auster, Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli 144pp, Faber, £8.99 A comic of City of Glass?

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Publishers Weekly

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Auster's novel (about a novelist named Quinn who's mistaken for a detective named Paul Auster and loses his mind and identity in the course of a meaningless case) zooms around in metafictional spirals, but it doesn't have a lot of visual content.

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Auster's acclaimed novel City of Glass , a dreamlike meditation on language and fiction in the form of a detective novel, has been translated into comics form to stunning effect.

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Suite 101

In Paul Auster's metafictional novel "City of Glass" the very foundations of the detective fiction genre and novel construction as a whole are exposed.

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The Millions

Every time there’s a new Auster novel out, I think it may be different, and I give him a chance, and soon find I’m back in the usual territory: identity puzzles, murky timelines, ominous danger.

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Austin Chronicle

Scott McCloud of Understanding Comics fame has a new book out from First Second this week – and he'll be presenting it in Austin on Sunday.

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Vivid Scribe

1994′s City of Glass, by Paul Auster, Paul Karasik and David Mazzuchelli, is not only a brilliant adaptation from a novel to a comic, it is also one of the best English-language graphic novels that has been made.

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