The Red Notebook
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As well as the coincidence of her being there in the first place, I noticed The New York Trilogy poking out of her handbag, which I was reading at the time. I requested the book, because I love the French, and I love books, so this felt like something I would love.
Eduardo Urbina: "Parodias cervantinas: el Quijote en tres novelas de Paul Auster (La ciudad de cristal, El palacio de la luna y El libro de las ilusiones)". Auster hails from Newark, New Jersey, and Hustvedt from Minnesota, where she was raised the daughter of a professor, among a clan of very tall siblings. For a man should never go through a woman's handbag-even the most remote tribe would adhere to that ancestral rule.How many things do we feel obliged to do for the sake of it, or for appearances, or because we are trained to do them, but which weigh us down and don’t in fact achieve anything? Over the past twenty-five years," opined Michael Dirda in The New York Review of Books in 2008, "Paul Auster has established one of the most distinctive niches in contemporary literature.
That was exactly what Tabucchi was suggesting with his title ("La Nostalgie du Possible") --that we can pass right by something very important: love, a job, moving to another city or another country.
Astutely, however, Gallic Books sent reviewers and booksellers an English-language pre-publication galley that was in fact simply an entirely undecorated red volume, working both as a red (filled) notebook and as a 'Cahier Rouge'; they do know their audiences . Kitap; kısa ve - yazarın beyanını esas aldığımızda- gerçek, kendisinin tecrübe ettiği ya da çok yakın dostlarının kendisine aktardığı on beş öyküden oluşuyor. D’altronde è proprio per questa ragione che nei suoi libri si ha sempre l’impressione che le cose sarebbero potute andare diversamente!
A burnt onion pie, a wrong number, a young boy struck by lightning, a man falling off a roof, a scrap of paper discovered in a Paris hotel room―all these form the context for a singular kind of ars poetica , a literary manifesto without theory, cast in the irreducible forms of pure story telling. And Laurain turns his way there reasonably well (though, Levyesque, there are a lot of pretty big holes in the plotting of this book, of which the failure to involve the police from the beginning is just one). The Red Notebook of the title is in the handbag and contains Laure's comments and thoughts on her life.
On April 26, 2022, Daniel, who was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, died from an overdose.