Report from the Interior
IN THE BEGONNONG, EVERYTHING WAS ALIVE. THE SMALLEST OBJECTS WERE ENDOWED WITH BEATING HEARTS...
Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in Winter Journal, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within, through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world.
Report from the Interior charts Auster's moral, political and intellectual journey as he inches his way toward adulthood, evoking the sounds, smells, and tactile sensations that marked his early life- and the many images that came at him until, at its antique climax, the book breaks away from prose into pure imagery. The final section of Report from the Interior recapitulates the first three parts, told in an album of pictures.
At once a story of the times and the story of emerging consciousness of a renowed literary artist, this four-part work answers the challenge of autobiography in ways rarely, if ever, seen before.