I’m sure you are familiar with Paul Auster’s website. Please visit it by clicking on the link below
I would like to share with you the latest news:
Alejandro Chomski’s film adaptation of ‘The Country of Last Things’ is due for release in 2008. It is being filmed in
A young woman (Green) searches for her long-lost brother in a bleak, futuristic dystopia where no industry takes place and most of the population collects garbage or scavenges for objects to resell.
According to the Guardian on Friday 24th October 2008 Paul Auster has added his name to a 200,000-strong petition in support of Roberto Saviano, and compared the threats of the Neapolitan mafia against the author to the tactics used by "extremist religious groups".
If you want to read the article click on the link below
Last but not least, I would like you to watch the two short clips referred to an interview he delivered at HardTalk (BBC). Watch the first videoclip (Paul Auster talks to Zeinab Badawi about ‘Man In The Dark’ ) and the fourth one (Paul Auster says there is a kind of civil war in the US and religion is the fissure point ).
What are the main points he makes in the two short videoclips? What is his latest book "Man in the Dark" about? What is the problem that according to the author seems to devide his country?
In the interview you watched on "Che tempo fa", Paul Auster mentions two personal anecdotes: his not having a pen or pencil when he met his favourite baseball player and his period of great economic difficulties when he lived in France.
What do these two anecdotes tell you of Paul Auster as a man and writer?
In the interview he explains better the meaning of the title of his latest novel "Man in the Dark". What does he say? Why does he think religion may be a problem in a country? What does he appreciate about his country? We know that now he is proud of the fact that Americans voted for the first black President in the history of the United States and he claimed this in a very recent interview.
If you have not had the chance to watch Fazio’s interview, visit the webpage below
Your books are on the way to our school! But before we start reading "Man in the Dark", why don’t you listen to the first pages of the novel read by Paul Auster himself!
Here for my students of 5H, there are some interesting comments on translation.