Paul Auster

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Paul Benjamin Auster (born February 3, 1947) is an American author known for works blending absurdism, existentialism, crime fiction and the search for identity and personal meaning in works such as The New York Trilogy (1987), Moon Palace (1989), The Music of Chance (1990), The Book of Illusions (2002) and The Brooklyn Follies (2005).

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Biography

Auster was born in Newark, New Jersey,[4] to Jewish middle class parents of Polish descent Samuel and Queenie Auster. He grew up in South Orange, New Jersey[5] and graduated from Columbia High School in adjoining Maplewood.[6] After graduating from Columbia University in 1970, he moved to Paris, France where he earned a living translating French literature. Since returning to the U.S. in 1974, he has published poems, essays, novels of his own as well as translations of French writers such as Stéphane Mallarmé and Joseph Joubert.

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