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Winter Journal

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  5,752 ratings  ·  712 reviews
From the bestselling novelist and author of "The Invention of Solitude," a moving and highly personal meditation on the body, time, and language itself

""That is where the story begins, in your body, and everything will end in the body as well."

Facing his sixty-third winter, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster sits down to write a history of his body and its sens
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Henry Holt And Co
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Winter Journal, Paul Auster
Winter Journal is an autobiographical work by Paul Auster published in 2012. It is a companion volume to Auster's Report from the Interior (2013), which appeared the following year.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: اروز ز دهم ماه اکتبر سال 2013 میلادی تا روز دوازدهم همان ماه و سال
عنوان: خاطرات زمستان؛ نویسنده: پل آستر؛ مترجم: خجسته کیهان؛ تهران، افق، 1392؛ در 192 ص؛ شابک: 9789643698676؛ چاپ دوم 1392؛ موضوع: زندگینامه از نویسندگان امریکایی - سده 21 م
رمانهای: «سه گانه نیویورک»، «هیول
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Jakob J.

You think about that already, at twenty-five, how many people have not made it to this point, and what’s more, how many people were never born at all; how many single cells who, if only they had won the genetic lottery instead of you, may have written something more timeless than The Odyssey, discovered elusive cures for what ails humanity, or on the flip side, to be fair, destroyed more lives than Pol Pot. It is useless to speculate on these matters because time is unconcerned with what might h
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Steven Godin
The New York Trilogy was my first experience of Auster's work, it baffled and mesmerized me from start to finish, and was the book that got me into books, so Paul Auster ultimately changed my life, for the better. After reading many other works of his fiction I thought the time was right to read about the man himself. He started writing this just short of his sixty-third Birthday in 2011 and contains within a heartfelt and honest examination of moments from his life, and the slowly creeping agei ...more
Nikos Tsentemeidis
Μία ιδιόμορφη αυτοβιογραφία σε δεύτερο πρόσωπο και χρόνο παρατατικό. Ως προς το περιεχόμενο του, έως βαθιά ανθρώπινο και συγκινητικό σε μερικά σημεία.
 amapola
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lett-americana
Il tempo e la vita, il ricordo e la memoria

Per il mio primo (e a tutt’oggi unico) incontro con Paul Auster ho scelto questo libro: non so perché, credo per la copertina con quella bella foto in bianco e nero. La fortuna mi ha aiutata perché è stato un incontro felice.
Diario d'inverno non è un’autobiografia, non è un bilancio fatto alle soglie della vecchiaia. È piuttosto un tentativo di presa di consapevolezza di sé, del sé attuale, partendo dall’osservazione del corpo, della fisicità, per svilu
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أحمد جابر


في انتظاري لكتاب اختراع العزلة لبول أوستر، وجدت أنه يمكن استغلال هذا الوقت لقراءة أعمال أخرى غيره، شدّني غلاف حكاية الشتاء فبدأت به رحلتي الأولى مع الكاتب الأمريكي.

في هذا الكتاب يتحدث بول أوستر مع بول أوستر آخر، يتحدث مع نفسه بصيغة المخاطب، وقد اعتدنا أنه إذا أراد أحد ما كتابة شيء عن نفسه فإنه يستخدم صيغة المتكلم. يتراءى للقارئ أن بول أوستر الكاتب أو المتحدث يقف أمام المرآة مخاطباً انعكاس صورته، أو نسخة أخرى منه تقف بجانبه، فيخبره بماضيه وذكرياته حتى وصوله إلى هذه اللحظة.

عندما بدأت بالكتاب لم أ
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George Georgiadis
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hamburger
Όλα τα θέματα που απασχολούν τον Auster και αποτυπώνονται στα βιβλία του, όλα τα μοτίβα, οι προβληματισμοί και οι στοχασμοί που διατρέχουν το έργο του, όπως η θνητότητα, η φθορά του σώματος, το πέρασμα του χρόνου, η αναζήτηση του πραγματικού εαυτού, η τυχαιότητα που καθορίζει τις ζωές μας, όλα βρίσκονται και εδώ, σε αυτό το αυτοβιογραφικό κείμενο. Δε θα μπορούσε άλλωστε να γίνει διαφορετικά.
piperitapitta
Inventar(iar)si

Sei uno scrittore di successo, hai sessantaquattro anni, la tua vita ormai scivola dolcemente come una barca a remi nelle acque tranquille e prive di onde di un lago del Vermont.
Poi un giorno inizi a guardarti indietro, a voltare la testa, e decidi d'un tratto di mettere un po' di ordine tra le tue cose, di catalogare, chissà perché, la tua esistenza.
«Vivere per raccontarla», disse e scrisse Gabriel Garcia Marquez nella sua autobiografia, e tu sei indubbiamente uno che può raccont
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Nood-Lesse
Jan 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 20-18
La fine della vita è amara (Joseph Joubert, 1814)

Bisognerà che mi documenti meglio sulle letture che scelgo, dopo Carrere sono incappato in un altro libro che non ha certo i crismi del romanzo. Se leggendo Carrere ciò è usuale, lo è assai di meno leggendo Auster. Ho beccato il libro buono per gli appassionati dell’autore, il protagonista del diario d’inverno infatti è lui, Paul Benjamin Auster nato a Newark il 3 febbraio 1947. Se non sbaglio questo è il terzo diario (forse sarebbe più corretto s
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Jill
Jul 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoirs
The first hint we have of what Paul Auster has in store for us is the title itself: Winter Journal, not Winter Memoir. Memoirs – the best of them – are not personal narratives, but rather plot lines or themes that bind moments together. Journals – or diaries – are far more intimate and, one might say, confessional.

The second hint is the tense that Paul Auster uses: second person, not first. Throughout the journal, he consistently uses “you”; it is the author having a conversation with his younge
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عبدالله ناصر
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it

أوستر يشرب نخب شتائه في هذه المذكرات التي يطفو عليها الحزن والقلق و يحكي فيها عن طفولته وعن جسده والكدمات التي تعرض لها وعن المشاجرات التي خاضها وعن القبلة الأولى وعن فقدانه عذريته ورحلاته في الولايات المتحدة وسنواته في فرنسا وحياته الأدبية الأولى كشاعر وعن المساكن والبيوت التي تنقّل بينها طوال حياته وعن الفتيات اللاتي عشقهن وعن زواجه الأول الفاشل وعن والدته. هنا حياة كبيرة جداً تحكى بطريقة رائعة جداً.
Nada EL Shabrawi
من أجمل و أصدق و أمتع السير الذاتية اللي قرأتها في حياتي, لم أتعرف على بول أوستر الروائي بعد و لكني حتماً بعد السيرة العظيمة دي هبدأ أعتبره من كُتابي المفضلين :)

يُنصح بها .
Χαρά Ζ.
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Το βιβλίο το διάβασα εξαιτίας ενός ανθρώπου που αγαπώ πολύ.
Αγάπησα και το βιβλίο πολύ, και τον Όστερ, τον άνθρωπο Όστερ. Όμορφο το βιβλίο, όμορφο και το μυαλό του Όστερ, υπέροχο. Ευχαριστούμε θείε Πολ, που μας άφησες να σε δούμε ολόκληρο όπως είσαι.
Κι ευχαριστώ και τον άνθρωπο που μου το πρότεινε. Ευχαριστώ πολύ πολύ.
Ron
Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Catalogo di sensazioni, emozioni, cicatrici, spazi.
Il corpo è il luogo su cui si incide la memoria, si scrive la storia. Auster compone una fenomenologia del respiro (p. 3) nelle sue stagioni più rigogliose, prima che l'inverno spenga ogni scintilla di vita. Un corpo vulnerabile, ferito, felice, distrutto, innamorato.
Mi ha intenerito il racconto dell'incontro con la prostituta Sandra, descritto con tanta delicatezza. Momenti di notevole sincerità soprattutto quando parla della moglie.
Tony
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: biography
WINTER JOURNAL. (2012). Paul Auster. **.
I used to be a reader and collector of Paul Auster’s works. Now I use my local library’s system and am just a reader after my disappointment in his last few books. It looks as though I’m on my way to not becoming a reader any more, too. This, his latest, is his stab at an autobiography/life journal written in the second person. He starts off with his earliest memories – admitting that they might be memories told to him by his relatives – and moves on up t
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Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
Paul Auster, I am almost sure, hasn't read the last book I reviewed here at goodreads: "Mental Efficiency" by Arnold Bennett, despite his boast that he and his wife have thousands of books on their shelves. Having reached the age of 64, and with a seemingly constant intimation of mortality (HIS mortality), Paul Auster steps aside for a while to look at himself and the life he has lived so far. He quotes Joubert: "The end of life is bitter." And then another one by Joubert: "One must die lovable ...more
Perihan
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Eğer becerebiliyorsa, bir insanın muhtemelen en büyük başarısı, sevilebilir bir kişi olarak ölmesidir."

Kitabı çok beğenerek okudum. Yazarı tanımak adına , bu kitabın okunması gerek bence.

Bu anı kitabını okuduktan sonra, yazarın kaleme aldığı tüm kitapları okuma isteği uyandı içimde:)
İlk olarak ,bu kitapta da yazılma anıları geçen , Yalnızlığın Keşfi ' ni okucağım inşallah...
Aggeliki
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Το ημερολόγιο του χειμώνα ή αλλιώς στο τρενάκι του λούνα παρκ παρέα με τον Paul Auster. Να σε πηγαίνει ο ίδιος βόλτα στα πάνω και τα κάτω της ζωής του, στα τρομακτικά και τα χαρούμενα, να νομίζεις ότι φτάνεις στο τέρμα και ξανά απ'την αρχή. Ήτοι, μη περιμένεις χρονολογική σειρά. Θα σε πηγαίνει μια μπρος και μια πίσω και στο τέλος θα καταλάβεις ότι αυτή η παλινδρόμηση έχει την γοητεία της στο συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο.
Όλη η ζωή του Paul Auster γραμμένη σε δεύτερο πρόσωπο, λες και συνδιαλέγεται με τον ε
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Paria:D
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
خاطرات زمستان؛
هميشه فكر ميكردم زندگي نامه ها بايد بسيار كسل كننده و طاقت فرسا باشند.اين كتاب اولين زندگي نامه ايست كه خواندم. در ابتدا مجذوب و شيفته ي آن! البته از حق نگذريم احساس من به اين نويسنده نقش انكار ناپذيري داشت چراكه او را متعلق به خود ميدانم و جايگاهش از ميان همگان برايم خاص است چون خودم او را بطور احساسي كشف كرده ام. اما در اواسط كتاب كم كم از پنج ستاره دادن منصرف شدم هرچند كمي جلوترباز همان نويسنده ي جذاب خودم شد.اما سرنوشت هر انسان، يك داستان واقعي است. داستاني كه هرچند ممكن است در
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Jorge
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Siempre es interesante y motivador conocer la vida de un escritor y cineasta tan exitoso y tan premiado como Paul Auster (1947), ganador, entre otros galardones, del premio Príncipe de Asturias, el Medicis, el de los Libreros de Madrid y también nombrado Caballero de la Orden de las Letras y las Artes (Francia). El interés y la motivación crecen si la historia está contada por el propio escritor como es este caso o mejor dicho, cuando está contada por una especie de conciencia que el autor ha cr ...more
Michael Bohli
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, non-fiction
Wenn sich ein grossartiger Autor wie Paul Auster an sein Leben macht und dieses in biografischer Form aufarbeitet, dann entsteht keine durchschnittliche Biografie. "Winterjournal" ist, wie es der Name bereits andeutet, eine Reihe von Erinnerungen, Überlegungen und Einträgen. In loser Form reist man mit dem Schriftsteller durch einzelne Stationen und erfährt vieles aus der Perspektive seines Körpers. Dieser Kniff macht die Schilderungen nicht nur interessant, sondern auch andersartig und überrasc ...more
Pedro Varanda
Livro de memorias melancólico e intimista, de um escritor a entrar no ultimo ciclo no "inverno" da sua vida. É um homem bem interessante este Paul Auster. Recomendo.
Christos
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Θαρρείς ότι αυτό δε θα σου συμβεί ποτέ, ότι δεν μπορεί να συμβεί σ' εσένα, ότι είσαι το μοναδικό άτομο στον κόσμο στο οποίο τίποτε από αυτά τα πράγματα δε θα συμβεί ποτέ. Και έπειτα, το ένα μετά το άλλο, αρχίζουν να σου συμβαίνουν τα πάντα, κατά τον ίδιο τρόπο που συμβαίνουν σε οποιονδήποτε άλλον." Έτσι ξεκινάει το ημερολόγιο του χειμώνα και επειδή αυτό το απόσπασμα μου είχε φανεί απόλυτα αληθινό ξεφυλλίζοντας το βιβλίο, είχε σταθεί και η αφορμή για να το αγοράσω παρότι δεν έχω διαβάσει άλλα έρ ...more
Cynthia
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Winter Journal is written in the second person. Though I can understand why he wrote his memoir this way it felt awkward to have the word ‘you’ in almost every sentence. Writing in the second person just sounds contrived to me. I know a lot of people dislike it but I thought “Winter Journal” would have read much easier in the first person which I believe is more conventional for personal essays. Knowing Auster that’s probably exactly why he didn’t take the path most traveled.

I enjoyed his refer
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Wafa
"جميعنا غرباء بالنسبة لذواتنا، وإذا امتلكنا حسا يشير إلى ماهيتنا ويعرّف بنا، يمكن حصول ذلك لسبب واحد فقط الا وهو كوننا نعيش في عيون الآخرين"

بول أوستر


قرر أوستر أن يرى نفسه بعينيه هو دون النظر في عيني الآخرين ليعرف ذاته
بحث في سني عمره عن كل ما يمكن أن يشير إلى ماهيته .. بحث طويلا ودقيقا ليخرج لنا بحكاية شتائه

حكاية شتاء بول أوستر
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أدرك أوستر أنه واقف الآن أمام الباب الذي سيدخله إلى شتاء
عمره .. فقرر أن يفكر طويلا وأن يعيش شتاء عامه الثالث والستين في مكتبه
ليكتب لنا حكايا عمره

لن تشعر
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M. Sarki
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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There were never any kids in my grade school with missing limbs. Actually, I don’t remember any throughout my entire K-12 educational ordeal. Looking back all these years hence, the only “physical” disabilities I can remember were a couple kids older than me sporting the metal leg braces because of childhood polio or something of the sort. It wasn’t something we asked about or stared at too intently. These boys wore these braces for a few years and then it
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Hasan حسن  منصور
هي سيرة خاصة بكاتبها، ولست أدري ماذا يقصد الناشر على الغلاف الخلفي بقوله: يروي من خلالها أحداثنا التي كنا نظنها عادية بينما هي مؤثرة وفاعلة!..لم يعجبني حديث بول عن أمه في بعض اﻷجزاء فليس كل شيء يتحدث به بدعوى صدق السيرة خصوصا عن اﻷقربين..ثم وأنت تتحدث عن يهوديتك يا سيد أوستر وهذا شيء ﻻ نعيبه عليك، لكن وبما أنك تناصر المظلومين والمضطهدين من قبل العنصريين وخصوصا أنك ذكرت محنة اليهود مع النازية ثم تلميحات خاطفة عن المسيرات المناهضة لحرب فيتنام وإضهاد السود؛ تمنيت لو أنك ذكرت معاناة الفلسطينيين ولو ...more
Bob Mustin
Aug 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
You pick up memoir such as this one expecting...what? A life laid out chronologically? The failures of parenting - yours and that of your parents? Confessions and dirty linen? The titillation of romantic escapades? Saucy comments about other writers, editors, or reviewers? The summation of a life lived well or poorly?

Auster gives you some of that, but what stands out to you is the writing: the fluid, run-on style in which sentences can last half a page, paragraphs that go on interminably, but wi
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Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Report from the Interior, Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Invisible, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. He has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature, the Prix Médicis Étranger, the Independent Spirit Award, and the Premio Napoli. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Ac ...more
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“You think it will never happen to you, that it cannot happen to you, that you are the only person in the world to whom none of these things will ever happen, and then, one by one, they all begin to happen to you, in the same way they happen to everyone else.” 124 likes
“You can't see yourself. You know what you look like because of mirrors and photographs, but out there in the world, as you move among your fellow human beings, whether strangers or friends or the most intimate beloveds, your own face is invisible to you. You can see other parts of yourself, arms and legs, hands and feet, shoulders and torso, but only from the front, nothing of the back except the backs of your legs if you twist them into the right position, but not your face, never your face, and in the end - at least as far as others are concerned - your face is who you are, the essential fact of your identity. Passports do not contain pictures of hands and feet. Even you, who have lived inside your body for sixty-four years now, would probably be unable to recognize your foot in an isolated photograph of that foot, not to speak of your ear, or your elbow, or one of your eyes in close-up. All so familiar to you in the context of the whole, but utterly anonymous when taken piece by piece. We are all aliens to ourselves, and if we have any sense of who we are, it is only because we live inside the eyes of others.” 57 likes
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