Friday, February 09, 2007

Paul Auster's cities roads and street

17 years ago, while living in Paris, being a young pregnant mother to come, while i was not wondering the endless streets and gorgeous gardens, the art galleries and museums, going down to the river -sitting on the dock -staring at the tourists boats at night time, passing under the stones carved old bridges, and lighting with their floodlights all what is around: the dark water, crating an outstanding theatrical scene of gigantic trees shadows falling on the building behind, and visionary scenery of ancient cities in the water - i was reading Paul Auster's The New York Trilogy - and was completely absorbed by it-maybe in reflected my own a quest for my own identity...the never ending one...

Naoya Hatakeyama: River Series / Shadow, 2002

In the following piece,

Markus Rheindorf looks to the roads and streets of Auster’s cities, detailing a peculiar process of urban embodiment that involves blending in or disappearing as a negotiation between the internal and external. and Richard Swope writes about City of Glass(a part of the trilogy), analyzing the relationship between the story's protagonist and the city he inhabits (or the city that inhabits him).

Vera Lutter. 155 West 66 Street, New york City, VIII : August 25, 2005 2005 Unique camera obscura, silver-gelatin print 191.6 x 127.8 cm

6 comments:

Princess Haiku said...

Absolutely breathtaking. I wish I had been there with you, Moon to share your secrets & some moments. Surely you incubated a dreamy child.

Princess Haiku said...

Did you have some good maps of Greece? We need them don't we?

Moon River said...

i should start looking for more...i've got some, and lots of travel books regarding this dream land of mine...

Princess Haiku said...

I wonder what rare flowers are native to Greece?

We must view the Temple of Isis on the Sacred Island of Delos.

Moon River said...

sure thing ! :)

i'm also marking my self places taken from Henry Miller's 'The Colossus of Maroussi'
it is a beautiful mental as well as a physical journey into Greece and it's islands. It is a revealing account of conditions in Greece, of the people he encountered, of Athens, and of his visits to the Peloponnese and Delphi-places i am dreaming to visit

for me Greece represent an ancient center-where mythology as well as reason gave birth to modernity and art...

Princess Haiku said...

Perhaps one day we will return to a new age of reason.

I will look for that book.