Paul La Farge


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Paul La Farge is the author of four novels: The Night Ocean (The Penguin Press, 2017); The Artist of the Missing (FSG, 1999), Haussmann, or the Distinction (FSG, 2001), and Luminous Airplanes (FSG, 2011); and a book of imaginary dreams, The Facts of Winter (McSweeney's Books, 2005). He is the grateful recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Bard Fiction Prize, and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. He was a fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library in 2013-14. He lives in a subterranean ‘annex’ in upstate New York, where he is almost certainly up to no good.

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The Night Ocean

3.33 avg rating — 1,720 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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Haussmann, or the Distinction

3.64 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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Luminous Airplanes

3.23 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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The Artist of the Missing

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Another Life

3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2012
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Rosendale

3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2014
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Tintin in the New World

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The Facts of Winter

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3.96 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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“The paradox of anthropology: to see something, you had to be outside of it, but when you were outside of it, you couldn't see it for what it was.”
Paul La Farge, The Night Ocean

“The worst mistake you can make, Kroeber taught, is to see another person through the lens of your prejudices. The second worst mistake is to think you aren't looking through the lens of your prejudices.”
Paul La Farge, The Night Ocean

“Scratch a professor and you find a paranoiac, Barlow thought. But scratch a dean and you find a con artist.”
Paul La Farge, The Night Ocean

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