Ever since his New York Trilogy appeared in 1987, Paul Auster has been "bending the conventions of storytelling, blurring the line between fiction and autobiography, infusing novels with literary and cinematic allusions, and calling attention to the art of storytelling itself," as Booklist assayed. Collecting his more overtly autobiographical work, this anthology includes Report from the Interior, looking back at Auster's boyhood; Hand to Mouth, a memoir of his lean years; and Winter Journal, exploring the human life cycle. Here too are Portrait of an Invisible Man, The Book of Memory, and the shorter works "It Don't Mean a Thing," "Accident Report," "The Red Notebook," and "Why Write?"
Groundwork: Autobiographical Writings, 1979-2012
Author: Paul Auster.