“WICKEDLY CLEVER BRAIN-TICKLERS”: NEW YORK TRILOGY; SIGNED BY PAUL AUSTER IN ALL THREE VOLUMES
The New York Trilogy: City of Glass. WITH: Ghosts. WITH: The Locked Room.
Item Number: 93778
Los Angeles: Sun and Moon, 1985-86.
First editions of Paul Auster’s detective novels, each signed by him on the title page. Octavo, original cloth. City of Glass in first-state dust jacket, with no publisher’s device at spine foot. Each are signed by Paul Auster on the title page. Each are fine in a fine dust jackets. An exceptional set.
“Paul Auster’s groundbreaking New York Trilogy could give meta-fiction good name… They’re wickedly clever brain-ticklers” (Los Angeles Herald-Examiner). This critically praised series of three novels turn “the detective genre into something tonier: the gumshoes in their chilly pages keep meeting doppelgangers and spitting out references to Don Quixote and Hawthorne and Thoreau. And the more they stalk their eccentric quarry, the more they seem actually to be stalking the Big Questions—the implications of authorship, the enigmas of epistemology, the veils and masks of language” (New York Times).