Paul Auster | Critical Review by Cressida Connolly

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Critical Review by Cressida Connolly

SOURCE: “Get Better Soon,” in The Spectator, November 29, 1997, pp. 46-7.

In the following review, Connolly offers unfavorable assessment of Hand to Mouth.

I hope that this book doesn't mean that there's something the matter with Paul Auster. He is the most distinguished American writer of the generation below Updike and Bellow, indeed their only author under 60 with any claim to greatness. Posterity will doubtless smile upon Edmund White, David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Mark Doty, but it will positively beam at Paul Auster. Since the publication of his acclaimed New York trilogy almost a decade ago, he has received reviews ranging from the admiring to the ecstatic. Even so, the arrival of this collection of juvenilia—or not quite juvenilia, being mostly the labours of his late twenties—seems premature. Nothing Auster writes could be...

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