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Leviathan

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  14,055 ratings  ·  647 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Paul Auster (The New York Trilogy) opens Leviathan with the tearing of a bomb explosion and the death of one Benjamin Sachs. Ben’s one-time best friend, Peter Aaron, begins to retrospectively investigate the transformation that led Ben from his enviable stable life, to one of a recluse. Both were once intelligent, yet struggling novelists until Ben’s near-death experience fall(The ...more
Paperback, 275 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Penguin Books (first published 1992)
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Olivia Ah well see my review...imo ALL Auster's books ARE about his life in the sense that any philosopher's wrtints/treatise/theses relate directly to the…moreAh well see my review...imo ALL Auster's books ARE about his life in the sense that any philosopher's wrtints/treatise/theses relate directly to the massive web of how and why sentient beings think and behave as they do. The hooks for the narratives being entanglements representing possible or potential issues between the characters of life as Auster has experienced his life and can make interpretations.
Some writers simply tell tales. Yarns for temporary entertainment getting from a to be without out too many puzzling distractions. Others write to unravel the clues in the crossword of life, to explore who, what and why of the psyche.
Such is Auster.
So yes his writings have to be about himself and the many rsalities, the many possible renditions of events which we all encounter.
Some proceed in a li ear manner..one event after another as if inevitable. Others live in the round with many layers and possible conclusions.(less)

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Annet
Six days ago, a man blew himself up by the side of the road in northern Wisconsin. There were not witnesses, but it appears that he was sitting on the grass next to his parked car when the bomb he was building accidentally went off....The day after the explosion, the wire services ran a brief article about the case. It was one of those cryptic, two-paragraph stories they bury in the middle of the paper, but I happened to catch it in The New York Times while I was eating lunch that afternoon. Alm ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
Leviathan, Paul Auster
Leviathan is American writer Paul Auster’s seventh novel, published by Viking Press in 1992. The novel follows the life and crimes of a man who decides to take action over words to deliver his message to the world, as told by his estranged best friend. The novel opens like a detective story as the narrator begins, Six days ago, a man blew himself up by the side of a road in northern Wisconsin. There were no witnesses, but it appears that he was sitting on the grass next to
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Ian "Marvin" Graye
A NICE NIGHT'S ENTERTAINMENT ON THE FOURTH OF JULY:

Fireworks Over Brooklyn

We're at a party in a modern bohemian fourth floor apartment in Brooklyn.

The guests include publishers, writers, artists, film-makers, musicians and various minders, acolytes and drummers disguised as waiters.

It’s July 4, 1981 (or is it 2003 or 2012 or all three, I don't know, the script doesn't say), barely twenty minutes before the fireworks are due to begin.

LYDIA DAVIS (who has just arrived, it’s her second party of th/>LYDIA/>Fireworks
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Steven Godin
In terms of American writers, Auster stands up there being so unique, a writer one must read at least once. He’s remarkably talented here and his originality continues to impress me.

Leviathan literally means the biggest of its kind, and was also a sea monster from the Old Testament. Knowing such things illuminates Auster’s reasoning behind titling his book as such.

In this tale, Peter Aaron’s friend, Ben Sachs-a once-promising author-accidentally blows himself up along a r
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Luís C.
So Leviathan, what is it? What is it about ? The book is told in a rather complex way: a writer tells the FBI everything he knows about a certain Benjamin Sachs, from the day he made his acquaintance, until the fateful day. He goes through all the details, all the meetings, all the choices that have been made and which have led to that conclusion. A little as if life was a gigantic spider's web, and we always have the choice between several options that lead us to a definite "exit", but which could have b ...more
Jeremy
May 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
I can't remember the last time I read a book that was so emotionally draining as Paul Auster's Leviathan. I have been reading it at work for the last week or so, and finally in the home stretch of the last hundred pages today, I started walking around with my head down and my coworkers kept asking if I was okay. That's a feat to behold.

Auster's books are some of the most finely crafted works I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Maybe the stories don't always get wrapped up cleanl
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João Carlos

Paul Auster (n. 1947) em Portugal 2017 (Fotografia João Porfírio/Observador)


”Leviathan” publicado em 1992 é o sétimo romance do escritor norte-americano Paul Auster (n. 1947) e tem a particularidade de ser dedicado a Don DeLillo (n. 1936).
Nos finais de Junho de 1990 “(…) um homem foi morto por uma explosão na berma de uma estrada algures no norte do Wisconsin. Não houve testemunhas, mas tudo indica que estava sentado no chão, junto ao seu carro, quando a bomba que estava a montar explodiu acidentalmente. Segundo o relatório médico-legal que acaba de sPorfírio/Observador)
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George Georgiadis
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hamburger
Πάλι τα ίδια Paul; Πάλι αριστοτεχνικά δομημένη πλοκή; Πάλι εκπληκτική σκιαγράφηση χαρακτήρων; Πάλι μέγιστη απόλαυση κατά την ανάγνωση κάθε σελίδας;

Ποιοι στ' αλήθεια είμαστε. Ποιοι νομίζουμε ότι είμαστε. Ποιοι νομίζουν οι άλλοι ότι είμαστε. Οι πράξεις μας. Τα κίνητρα των πράξεων μας. Οι επιπτώσεις τους στον εαυτό μας και τους άλλους.

Πάντως Paul, μεταξύ μας, νομίζω ότι είσαι ένας πολύ μεγάλος συγγραφέας.
Noura Tan
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to figure out what I felt towards to this book or rather a way to articulate it into some sort of coherent review. I should start by saying that Auster changed a lot of my perspectives throughout this book (nah, not revolutionary stuff). Auster delves into these characters so deeply and invests in their habits, attitudes, feelings so much we can't help but forget that it is but a work of fiction but there was so much detail paid to these characters (and what beautiful characte ...more
Ana
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Six days ago, a man blew himself up by the side of a road in Wisconsin."
Assim começa este Leviathan. A história é contada na primeira pessoa por Peter Aaron, um escritor, que, ao tomar conhecimento daquela notícia, imediatamente percebe que ela diz respeito ao seu melhor amigo: o também escritor Benjamin Sachs, personagem central deste romance. Começando por nos revelar um desfecho, o autor estrutura a narrativa de modo a manter o interesse do leitor relativamente aos acontecimentos e às mot
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Mohammad Ali
ظاهرا گاهی به مشوش بودن این داستان همچون یک ایراد نگاه کرده اند، اما حداقل برای من نفس این تشویش، نسبت به نظم تصنعی، واقعیت زندگی رو بیشتر بیان می کنه - اون هم در زندگی امروزی. اما از طرف دیگه این رو هم باید گفت که زندگی آکنده از فراز و نشیبِ تقریبا همه ی شخصیت های کتاب واقعا تو چشمه و اغراق آمیز - حداقل برای من. آشفتگی، رخدادهای کور، و اراده های مصمم و سست در میانه ی این آشوب - و سرنوشت عمل نویسندگی در این بین - چیزیه که به نظرم جالب اومد تو این داستان. مثل باقی داستان ها اینجا هم به نظرم با داستانی ان ...more
Kaloyana
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Големият Пол Остър пак е написал голям роман. Историята е от онези, които не само не искаш да оставяш, не само всяка страница е супер интересна, но просто си заживяваш с тях и през деня си мислиш за героите, а понякога и ги сънуваш вечер. Пак прекрасният стил на Пол Остър и неговият простичък начин да ти каже много важни неща с малко думи, които обаче се запечатват. Той е от онези автори, които, според мен, са най-добрите - не просто ти нашепват мъдрости, а правят така, че само да ги извлечеш чр ...more
Oscar
La historia que nos cuenta Paul Auster en ‘Leviatán’ (Leviathan, 1992), empieza por el final. El escritor Benjamin Sachs muere mientras manipulaba una bomba junto a una carretera. Es entonces cuando Peter Aaron, también escritor y alter ego del propio Auster, decide narrarnos la historia de su amigo Sachs, y de cómo ha llegado hasta esta situación.

Lo principal de la trama son sus personajes, las relaciones que se establecen entre ellos, los cambios y circunstancias por los que van pa
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Mattia Ravasi
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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A veritable dream if you are a fan of mysterious first-person narratives about Terrible Things that Must Be Told before Something Bad Happens. You know - Call of Cthulhu to The Name of the Rose. Not that the plot is pointless - it is thrilling, and peopled with interesting characters - but this is truly more for Forbidden Book and metafictional kids.
Blair
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you already like Paul Auster, you will definitely enjoy Leviathan, and if you dislike him or have a negative impression of his work, it's unlikely to be the book that will change your mind. This is, in many, many ways, textbook Auster. The author is a self-insert named Peter Aaron, a New-York based writer. The basic set-up isn't too different from that of Invisible: a man does or suffers a terrible thing, and the story consists of his friend, the narrator, looking back on the history of their friendship, a histo ...more
Diane S ☔
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lor
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Nakwan sriaru
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
เปนภาพชีวิตแสดงทีมา จากปัญญาชนใฝสันติ ทีมุงสูการเปนนักกอวินาศกรรม สนุกตรงการประกอบสรางจากชินสวนตางๆ ทีประกอบเปนชีวิตมีเลือดเนือจิตใจของนักเขียน ดวยบุคลิกทีเปียมเสนห รางสูงใหญ แตงตัวไมเปน ไวเครารกเรือ และเขียนนิยายอันทะเยอทะยาน

ประกอบกันเหตุการณในชีวิตทีเปนความโกลาหลบังเอิญอยางวิปลาส อยางที มิลาน คุนเดอรา เขียนถึงในเลม อมตะ

หนังสือบอกเรากลายๆ วา ฝายซายมีจุดจบแบบนีแหละ ไมวินาสดวยเรืองเซกสและครอบครัว กวินาสดวยการลงเอยดวยการทำลายตัวเอง.. ฝายซายไมมีวันชนะ เพราะทันทีทีชนะเขาจะกลา
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Sotiris
2.5/5

Πρώτη επαφή με το έργο του Όστερ. Δε μπορώ να πω ότι έμεινα ευχαριστημένος αλλά ούτε και απογοητευμένος. Ακριβώς στο κέντρο. Η ιστορία ξεκινάει δυνατά αλλά μετά την σελίδα 50, όταν συνειδητοποίησα το πώς θα εξελιχθεί το βιβλίο στη συνέχεια βαρέθηκα εξαιτίας της συνεχής επανάληψης. Τα κεφάλαια είναι μεγάλα (πέντε στο σύνολο) αλλά υπάρχουν επί μέρους κομμάτια σαν "θεματικές ενότητες" που το καθένα καταπιάνεται και με έναν χαρακτήρα. Το πρώτο αρνητικό σε αυτό είναι ο τρόπος γραφής: κάθε "θεμα
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Magda S
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-ones
Για μία ακόμη φορά εξαιρετικός Auster...

Το βιβλίο διαβάζεται εύκολα, η πλοκή είναι ενδιαφέρουσα, αλλά το καλύτερο στοιχείο είναι οι χαρακτήρες. Από τους 2 συγγραφείς πρωταγωνιστές, μέχρι και τα δευτερεύοντα πρόσωπα, τα οποία ωστόσο παίζουν εξαιρετικά σημαντικό ρόλο.

Η ουσία του έργου έγκειται στο πως κάποια εντελώς τυχαία γεγονότα που συμβαίνουν, μας αλλάζουν μια για πάντα και το πως αντιμετωπίζουμε και εμείς οι ίδιοι, αλλά και οι κοντινοί μας άνθρωποι αυτή την αλλαγή.
Infada Spain
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
That's my kind of book! Beautifully given story of a man's pursuit of identity. Loved it more than I could ever love The New York Trilogy or Invisible (these are the only Paul Auster books I have read)...perhaps, it has to do with the fact that I read the English edition...perhaps, he is one of those writers I enjoy reading in English, but never in Greek!
Thomas
Κορυφαίος Auster. Το τέταρτο 5άρι που του βάζω μετά την Τριλογία, τον Αόρατο και το Man in the Dark. Και το κέρδισε πολύ άνετα.
Agnes
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Il mio primo Auster: non so se ce ne sarà un altro a breve, non perché non mi sia piaciuto, anche se all’inizio non mi aveva preso molto e poi è decollato, ma perché non vorrei rimanere delusa proseguendo con altri suoi libri . Ho in attesa la trilogia di N.Y. da tempo... vedremo, per il momento stacco da Auster, anche perché ho scaffali da leggere veramente “ trasbordanti “ ....
Miguel
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, drama
Es la primera novela que leo de este autor y me ha dejado impresionado. Durante años he dudado si leer alguna de sus novelas. Aunque sea una explicación simple, los argumentos de sus novelas no terminaban de atraerme. Al final me he tomado su lectura como un reto personal ya que en numerosos blogs hablan muy bien de muchas de sus novelas y sentía curiosidad por ellas. Después de leer esta novela tengo claro que no va a ser la última novela que lea de Paul Auster.

Esta novela me ha sor
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Joni
Jan 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aparece un hombre volado en mil pedazos por una bomba casera, el desastre es tal que no hay manera de identificarlo. Se salva la billetera pero son todos documentos apócrifos y con un numero de teléfono llegan a la casa de Peter Aron,,, el reflejo de Paul Auster, un novelista neoyorquino. Esquiva las preguntas pero reconoce que hablan de un amigo, su mejor amigo. Y decide contar la historia, todo lo que sabe para que la verdad vea la luz si es que eso sucede. Entonces sabemos el final pero no sa ...more
Azra Javanmardi
Sep 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
می توانم بگویم در تمام لحظاتی که کتاب را می خواندم، مسخ شده بودم. هر خط از داستان یک بمب کوچک بود که در ذهنم پیش فرض ها را منفجر می کرد. آستر به معنای واقعی کلمه در مورد " انسان " می نویسد و رابطه ی او را با جهان تصادف ها به شکلی منظم پیش چشم خواننده تصویر می کند. طوری که عجیب ترین و نادرالوقوع ترین اتفاقات، امری بدیهی جلوه می کنند. و آن چه به نظر من خارق العاده می آید، درست بعد از تحقیر باورهای پیشین اتفاق می افتد؛ " کشف حقیقت "
اشتیاق بی پایان و فزاینده ای در من هست که می خواهم ساعت ها و روزها
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Elham Ghafarzadeh
این سومین کتابی ِ که از پل استر می خوندم... خیلی عالی شروع شده و با توجه به تجربهای که از خوندن آثار پل استر بدست آوردم کافیه طاقت آورد تا صفحات 70 اینا و بعد از اون به هیچ وجه نمیشه دیگه کتاب رو بست. به حدی مهیج میشه که گذر زمان رو نمیشه اصلا متوجه شد...
به نظرم پل استر خیلی عالی تونسته تمام شخصیتها رو بهم ربط بده و خیلی زیبا موقعیتهای پیچیده رو توصیف کرده...
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Nicko D
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Преди шест дни мъж се запалил край път в Северен Уисконсин.“ С това
ударно изречение Пол Остър повлича читателя в живота на писателите. Книгата разглежда отношенията между двама добри приятели романисти – Бенджамин Сакс и Питър Арън. Повествованието се води от първо лице, това на Питър, който след като разбира, че непознат мъж се е взривил край магистрала в Уисконсин, започва да разказва историята на превръщането си в писател. Несигурен още в качествата си, той е поканен на литературно чете
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Claudia G.
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Otra novela de Paul Auster con un protagonista que actúa como álter ego de Paul Auster, a quien Paul Auster le da un trabajo de escritor (guau) y las iniciales P.A. (guaaau) para que a ninguno de nosotros, tontiles, se nos pase por alto. ¡Gracias!

Otra novela de Paul Auster que quiere ser la gran alegoría yanqui, donde todos los personajes dedican su vida a ejercer Las Artes (qué majestuosidad, qué nobleza), fumar y beber como hijos de puta, socializar en galerías, exponer y publicar,
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Luxor
Mar 16, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sólo me faltaba un capítulo para terminar pero no he podido continuar. Lo he intentado muchas veces con este autor pero si exceptuamos la Trilogía de Nueva York y a ratos Invisible y el Libro de las ilusiones todo lo demás me ha resultado falso, superficial, incluso cursi. Siempre recordaré Leviatán como el libro que me hizo decidir no volver a leer nada más de Paul Auster.
Ty-Orion
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Четох, пулих се, прегледах ревюта - да не би да съм пропуснала нещо, но не - тази книга е пълна безсмислица.

Пол Остър има хубав, зрял стил на писане, но отдавна не бях попадала на толкова похабен талант. Историята, героите и постъпките им нямаха никакъв смисъл, просто случайно брауново движение на някакви човечета-дебили, но с претенция за дълбочина. Явно имаше някакви препратки към Унабомбъра, но какво от това? Чела съм по-смислени статии за развитието на Качински от тези близо 300 страници пъ
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Lisa
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Leviathan focuses on the interior world of a writer, Benjamin Sachs, as told by his best friend Peter Aaron (also a writer). The tale is dark, twisty and fascinating. I was in the mood for a dose of Auster and the novel delivered.
Jessada_K
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
สนุก ชวนติดตาม ปมปัญหาคอยๆ ขยายตัวออกอยางนิมนวล
ตัวละครแตละตัวเมือถูกเอยถึง กแสดงใหเหนถึงจิตใจของตัวละคร คิด วิเคราะห บางตัวลึกซึงเกินกวาเราจะเขาใจวาอะไรคือเหตุผลและแรงจูงใจในการกระทำของตัวละคร
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David Sweeney
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW! WOW! WOW! No wonder Siri married him. I really think serious stalking in Brooklyn is a possibility my next trip to New York. I utterly ADORED this book. Complete satisfaction. It is not a very long book but it is incredibly dense and the narrative moves along at a good clip. This is the fourth Paul Auster I have read this year and none have been the same. BUT BUT I strongly suspect that this may not be for everyone. It is almost review proof because you really can't say much about the plot. ...more
Michael
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: X
well. i have read 17 books by auster, over the years (decades...), ranging widely in appreciation from great joy to good to ok, so i have decided to do this kind of (meta? mega?) review of what are his apparent concerns, who are his usual characters, his usual world, his usual interpersonal relationships, how the plot will be driven or informed by coincidence, how these are particularly literary works that yes you can read twice or more...

1) in silence, aside from occasional backgrou
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Alberto
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cuando te metes entre pecho y espalda una buena cantidad de libros de este señor en poco tiempo comienzas a ver patrones, personajes y temas recurrentes. En este libro están todos los que abraza y abrazará el señor Auster. Un muy buen retrato coral de una sociedad que ha perdido su brújula.
Stefania
Auster en todo su esplendor.

En este libro, el autor norteamericano demuestra por qué es considerado uno de los grandes novelistas contemporáneos: en una trama apasionante logra conjugar misterio y acción, sin dejar de lado en ningún momento el elemento humano con todas las complejidades que entraña. Adictivo.
Cat
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Paul Auster falha, uma vez mais, em entrar para a lista dos meus autores preferidos. Uma vez mais, não consegui entusiasmar-me com esta história e tudo o que nela acontece acabou por me ser um bocado indiferente. Nem as personagens me conseguiram cativar.

Auster até pode ser um autor bastante interessante mas, depois de quatro livros lidos dele, acho que já posso dizer que não é para mim.
Jfmarhuenda
Es una lectura muy amena y ocasiones me parece que es una obra brillante. El problema que surge me suele surgir con Auster es que al final, la mayoría de sus libros, me parecen malas historias. Y no es precisamente por la temática o por el contenido de la misma, sino por la forma de contarlas. Creo que la forma que tiene de entender la ficción está muy alejada de la mía y eso hace que a veces me haga pensar que estoy leyendo muy malo, una especie de libelo. Supongo que es una impresión errónea, ...more
David
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mainstream
Un amigo me dijo hace tiempo que Paul Auster hacía las historias más simples del mundo y que de ahí su éxito. Este es el segundo libro suyo que devoro y no estoy de acuerdo. Creo que en este en concreto, su gran mérito es crear una historia muy compleja (más incluso en la creación de personajes que en situaciones) y hacer que parezca sencilla.

Crear unos personajes tan peculiares, hacerlos creíbles, forzar situaciones para describirnos sus vidas hacia un rumbo ya anunciado pero bastante inexplic
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Vasko Genev
Краят разби очакванията ми - жалко, защото иначе това беше 100% Пол Остър.
Разбира се, отново историята е пришита "към все едно истинсикя живот" на Пол Остър (в случая Питър). Има си от всичко: сложни и невероятни обрати на съдбата, от нейните брутални "шегички"; разходките из Ню Йорк; следенето; детективската наблюдателност; размяната на личности... Но беше тъпо, че чак в 5-та глава, няма и 50 страници, се обърна внимание на последните действия на Ед (няма да спойлвам).

Уж всичк
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Iván Ramírez Osorio
Libro difícil de clasificar. Pero entendamos que una clasificación para esta historia es innecesaria y , tal vez, absurda. La vida de Benjamin Sachs es fascinante, la vida de Peter Aaron es fascinante y los detalles maravillosos de cada uno de los personajes es fascinante. Una novela llena de humor, de misterio, de absurdos y de relaciones entre la literatura y su papel en la vida social. Grande Auster, ¡enorme!

Jim Elkins
Nov 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: american
This is, by most people's account, a minor novel of Auster's, and so it may be an especially go one to raise the question of what drives the work, as opposed to what happens when the writing succeeds in some more specific way. This book has a kind of unremitting literalism in its narrative. In a nearly blank, neutral voice, the narrator tells us dozens of dates, places, and names; in part that's justified by the notion that this is a book written at speed in order to provide legal evidence about ...more
Isart
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favoritos-8-10
Esta es la cuarta novela que leo de Paul Auster y para mí queda en un segundo nivel junto a 'La trilogía de Nueva York'. En el primero están 'El libro de las ilusiones' y 'Brooklyn Follies' que por su historia o por X motivos me llegaron más y me parecen superiores. Al menos esta es mi visión a día de hoy acerca de su obra.

Pero en cualquier caso en 'Leviatán' también están las constantes habituales de su estilo y es una novela que no defraudará a sus seguidores. Su historias aparente
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Jeff Sorensen
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I always mistakenly think this was the first book I ever read by Paul Auster. It wasn't. Moon Palace was. I do remember reading an advance copy of this that I pulled off the shelves of the publisher I worked for at the time. It felt like I was stealing, though he wouldn't have cared, and couldn't have ever known I did that unless I told him. By chance, the day I placed it back on the shelf, the publisher gave it & that Sun & Moon Press book The Art of Hunger to one of the staff members t ...more
Featherbooks
Jan 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
For me the tale did not merit the lengthy narrative, the book within the book seemed contrived and interfered with the tension. I felt it was too much blathering and was in need of editing. Perhaps it's a case of not being able to latch on to either of the main male characters as sympathetic or interesting. The female protagonists started out as more captivating particularly since I'd seen museum exhibits of Sophie Calle and immediately recognized her in Maria but they were reduced to pretty muc ...more
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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 Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Comman ...more
“Nadie puede decir de dónde proviene un libro, y menos que nadie la persona que lo escribe. Los libros nacen de la ignorancia , y si continúan viviendo después de escritos es sólo en la medidad en que no pueden entenderse.” 5 likes
“Every time Sachs posed for a picture, he was forced to impersonate himself, to play the game of pretending to be who he was. After a while, it must have had an effect on him. (…) They say that a camera can rob a person of his soul. In this case, I believe it was just the opposite. With this camera, I believe that Sachs’s soul was gradually given back to him.” 4 likes
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