The New York Trilogy / Paul Auster by Heman Chong

iPhone Cases

Style:
$31.25
Available to buy on…

The New York Trilogy / Paul Auster by 


This is a series of imaginary book cover designs drawn from classic novels.

The New York Trilogy is a series of novels by Paul Auster. Originally published sequentially as City of Glass (1985), Ghosts (1986) and The Locked Room (1986), it has since been collected into a single volume.

Ostensibly presented as detective fiction, the stories of The New York Trilogy have been described as “meta-detective-fiction”, “anti-detective fiction”, “mysteries about mysteries”, a “strangely humorous working of the detective novel”, “very soft-boiled”, a “metamystery” and a “mixture between the detective story and the nouveau roman”. This may classify Auster as a postmodern writer whose works are influenced by the “classical literary movement” of American postmodernism through the 1960s and 70s[citation needed]. There is, however, “a certain coherence in the narrative discourse, a neo-realistic approach and a show of responsibility for social and moral aspects going beyond mere metafictional and subversive elements”[citation needed], which distinguish him from a “traditional” postmodern writer. The New York Trilogy is a particular form of postmodern detective fiction which still uses well-known elements of the detective novel (the classical and hardboiled varieties, for example) but also creates a new form that links “the traditional features of the genre with the experimental, metafictional and ironic features of postmodernism.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Trilogy

Tags

contemporary art, literature, imaginary, book covers, classic, novels, graphic design, opart, singapore, imagination, reading list, read, text, literary, cliffnotes, bookworm, nerd, library, shelves, pages, unreal, colors, patterns, philosophy, fiction, heman chong, asia, island, stories, memory, narrative, ideas, endless, solitude, cities, flaneur, abstract, dreams, desert, homage, tribute, newyork, manhattan, brooklyn, downtown, paulauster

Heman Chong is an artist, curator and writer. He received his M.A in Communication Art & Design from The Royal College of Art, London in 2002. His conceptually-charged investigations into how individuals and communities imagine the future generates a multiplicity of objects, images, installations, situations and texts. He tweets @HemanChong and is often found on Facebook at ungodly hours.

View Full Profile

Samsung Galaxy S5 Cases

Register your email address to be first in line


desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait