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Moon Palace ➸ [Read] ➳ Moon Palace By Paul Auster ➽ – 'It was the summer that men first walked on the moon I was very young back then but did not believe there would ever be a future I wanted to live dangerously to push myself as far as I could go and th 'It was the summer that men first walked on the moon I was very young back then but did not believe there would ever be a future I wanted to live dangerously to push myself as far as I could go and then see what happened when I got there'So begins the mesmerising narrative of Marco Stanley Fogg orphan child of the s a uester by nature Moon Palace is his story a novel that spans three generations from the early years of this century to the first lunar landings and moves from the canyons of Manhattan to the cruelly beautiful landscape of the American West Filled with suspense unlikely coincidences wrenching tragedies and marvellous flights of lyricism and erudition the novel carries the reader effortlessly along with Marco's search for love for his unknown father and for the key to the elusive riddle of his origins and his fate 'Clever very Surprising always Auster is a master' The Times.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 307 pages
  • Moon Palace
  • Paul Auster
  • English
  • 10 May 2014

About the Author: Paul Auster

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Report from the Interior Winter Journal Sunset Park Invisible The Book of Illusions and The New York Trilogy among many other works He has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature the Prix Médicis Étranger the Independent Spirit Award and the Premio Napoli He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters the American Ac.

10 thoughts on “Moon Palace

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Moon Palace Paul Auster Moon Palace is a novel written by Paul Auster that was first published in 1989 The novel is set in Manhattan and the US Midwest and centers on the life of the narrator Marco Stanley Fogg and the two previous generations of his family Marco Fogg is an orphan and his Uncle Victor his only caretaker Fogg starts college and nine months later moves from the dormitory into his own apartment furnished with 1492 books given to him by Uncle Victor Uncle Victor dies before Fogg finishes college and leaves him without friends and family Marco inherits some money which he uses to pay for Uncle Victor's funeral He becomes an introvert spends his time reading and thinks Why should I get a job? I have enough to do living through the days After selling the books one by one in order to survive Fogg loses his apartment and seeks shelter in Central Park تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز نوزدهم ماه سپتامبر سال 2011 میلادیعنوان مون پالاس؛ پل آستر استر؛ مترجم لیلا نصیریها؛ تهران، افق، چاپ اول و دوم 1386، در 421 ص؛ شابک ایکس 964369304، چاپ بعدی سال 1391 در 424 ص، شابک 9789643698829؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده 20 مما همیشه، یا جای دُرست بودیم در زمان غلط، یا جای غلط بودیم در زمان دُرست، و همیشه، همینگونه همدیگر را از دست داده ایم مون پلاس، پل استرمارکو استنلی فاگ، در کودکی مادر خویش را، طی یک تصادف اتومبیل از دست میدهد از آنجایی که حاصل یک ارتباط نامشروع بوده، از هویت پدر خود نیز، خبر ندارد پس از مرگ مادر، دایی ویکتور، سرپرستی او را بر دوش میگیرد مارکو، به سن هجده سالگی میرسد، و در دانشگاه شهر دیگری پذیرفته میشود همزمان دایی ویکتور نیز، راهی سفری بلند مدت میگردد، و به عنوان هدیه ی قبولی 1492 جلد، کتابهای خود را به مارکو میدهد مارکو نگران و دلزده، وارد زندگی میشود؛ مارکو به موجودی بی هدف تبدیل میشود؛ میخواهد تنها باشد؛ حرکتی نکند؛ و بگذارد زندگی جریان یابد از گیرودارها و دغدغه های زندگی، فرار میکند او از مقابله با مشکلات پرهیز میکند، و سرنوشتش برایش اهمیت ندارد؛ در این بین، با دختر و پیرمردی آشنا میشود؛ که باعث دگرگونی در زندگی او میشوند؛ و ؛ مون پالاس همزمان با فرود انسان بر کره ی ماه آغاز میشود و در زمان پس و پیش میرود تا سه نسل سده بیستم میلادی را به تصویر بکشد «مارکو استنلی فاگ» کس و کاری ندارد، و از جمله آدمهای بیقراری ست که مدام گذشته شان را زیر و رو میکنند، تا کلید معمای سرنوشتشان را به چنگ بیاورند «استر» در این کتاب مهارت قصه گویی اش را در خدمت زمان مدرن به کار میگیرد؛ ا شربیانی

  2. Shovelmonkey1 Shovelmonkey1 says:

    This is a book about gettin' nekkidI discovered Paul Auster through the 1001 books list and then went on a big PA binge I suppose I should have been restrained because very soon all the PA plots and machinations and convoluted po mo madness was churning in my brain I'd given myself PAP Yes that well know literary syndrome Paul Auster Poisoning This was my third consecutive read and I believe it can be directly attributed to the onset of a severe case of PAP But I did enjoy this book therefore euating PAP to eating too much cotton candy but still feeling compelled to go on eating despite what various parts of your body are telling you Moon Palace is weighty with symbolism and duality and as usual there is a synchronisty between a lot of his stories But so are many of his books Hence the PAPProtagonists Fogg Effing and Barber all try at some point to reduce their lives to the most distilled essence possible A bit like putting yourself through a life juicer in order to be left with only the purest extract Fogg does this by relinuishing all of his possessions and becoming homeless Effing by renouncing his past and creating a new one for himself and then later by distributing his wealth and Barber does a similar thing by relinuishing his home Maybe its a form of unburdening as well as reductionAll of the people in this book were seeking something and in each of their stories they seem to believe that by peeling off all the outer trappings of possession and wealth will they expose the core of themselves to world They will be naked See I told you this was a book about being nekkid Apologies if you were expecting a titilating variety of nekkidity Ultimately making themselves as vulnerable as possible leads to their undoing either physically or emotionally All in all a very satisfying novel but let this be a warning to you all Paul Auster should only be taken in small doses and be sure to let one plot settle before you gorge yourself on another

  3. Χαρά Ζ. Χαρά Ζ. says:

    Moon PalaceReading this books was a pleasure 3 I tried reading this in the summer but i was going out all the time and i was working and i was having so much fun SUMMER I NEED YOU PLZ COME BACK so reading was not in my plans at all I picked it up about a week ago and i must admit that i kind of fell in love with Auster's writing and Auster's story The way he uses the first person narrative is so well done that i started thinking all over again about narration techniues Authors who are genuinly talented and use the first person narrative are a bliss I loved everything that he gave in this one Marco Stanley Fogg This character split me in half Or even pieces I liked him in the beggining then disliked him then liked him again then disliked him again In the end i would say that i feel sorry for him but also i don't I know i am not making any sense but that's how i feel about him All the characters had depth all of them seemed real both with their sins and their virtues The story was interesting the stories within the story were interesting all of it was beautifully written and given to us I won't say anyhting I loved this I want to read of his works

  4. Geoff Geoff says:

    What on earth?This book was recommended to me by a person whose taste in literature I hold in high regard That's why I was surprised to discover halfway through the book that it's a really terrible piece of pretentious writing I felt no empathy with the main character a really spoiled pretentiously eccentric kid with an Asian fetish trying to revel in the black aethetic of his free fall into poverty He's saved by Kitty Wu the sexually precocious daughter of Chinese royalty or some such nonsense She falls for the narrator for no other reason than the author apparently wanting her to do so She seduces him with the line Here comes the dragon lady or thereabouts which made me bristle to say the least Then he dumps her and meets an old dude and the old dude tells him some stories about the past Then the book endsThis story felt like three stories sloppily sewn together into some terrible Frankenstein's monster Kitty Wu is the most Orientalist character I've encountered in a book post WW2 I came to think of the narrator as and of an asshole as the story went onPeople go nuts over this guy Paul Auster I just don't get it Maybe this wasn't the right book but I have a feeling the problem lies deeper with the author I certainly won't be picking up another of his books anytime soon

  5. Ian "Marvin" Graye Ian "Marvin" Graye says:

    CRITIUEA Novel Which is its Own CritiueYou can normally rely on authors of metafiction to set out their agenda in the text itself Here Paul Auster has his protagonist MS Marco Stanley Fogg say The moments unfurled one after the other and at each moment the future stood before me as a blank a white page of uncertainty If life was a storyand each man was the author of his own story then I was making it up as I went along 41A Series of Improbable OccurrencesMaking it up doesn't mean it will seem logical in retrospect Fogg engages probability improbability and coincidence If I had any thought at all it was to let chance determine what happened to follow the path of impulse and arbitrary events 51 The point was to accept things as they were to drift along with the flow of the universe 80 Trusting in blind dumb luck would be sufficient 54It's no wonder that an improbable occurrence took place 54Just Another StoryWhat then is a story? The story became just another story a chronology of facts and events a tale of time passing 190The Imperceptible Momentum of a DreamEarly in the novel I felt that the narrative progressed so subtly that a change of season might occur without a recognisable period of transition between the two seasons One moment you would be in one season the next you would have moved imperceptibly into another Part Western and part science fiction the story lurched from one improbability to the next churning forward with the implacable momentum of a dream 253Only there was search than lurchFarfetched and Convincing NonsenseMarco says of another character's story that it was all so farfetched and yet the very outrageousness of the story was probably its most convincing element 183 It sounds to me as though you've created an elaborate hoax 231 Nonsense of this sort could continue only if we all pretended to believe in it 209You could probably say the same thing about Marco's own story except that it is at heart a very human story even sentimental Marco is on a uest to discover his own father who as chance would have it finally learns the identity of his own father so we see three lost generations find themselves while Marco also heads West in search of America and then ultimately China like his namesake Marco PoloIn Your HeadAs does Paul Auster Marco enters far flung and abstract territory 233 Yet ultimately Marco's uest occurs inside the book that is his mind The only place you exist is in your head 156The characters have a role in this creative space together they're a phantom comedy team performing their little act for me in the projection room of my skull 245 I was both perpetrator and witness both actor and audience in a theatre of one 24Shared Mental SpaceParadoxically Marco's world and Auster's novel become the reader's world as well through the process of reading As Marco says with respect to his Uncle Victor I was occupying the same mental space that Victor had once occupied – reading the same words living in the same stories perhaps thinking the same thoughts 22JUST ANOTHER STORY AS TOLD BY LILLY WUAnother Girl Another PlanetI had no idea when I went to the University of Hong Kong on an exchange program that I would encounter my father for the first time As far as my mother and I were concerned he was dead and as far as he was concerned I had never been born He didn't even know he had a daughterIt turned out my father hadn't died in an accident in Utah He had survived and made his way from San Francisco to Hong Kong before I was born and worked his way up the University hierarchy until eventually he became Pro Vice Chancellor International a position which made him responsible for the welfare of international students mainly from the rest of Asia; I was the first American for than a decade My father sought me out at an introductory cocktail party He already knew from my file that I was born in New York in 1998 and my surname Wu though not uncommon prompted him to say that he had once known a dancer in New York called Kitty Wu Was I any relation?When I responded that that was my mother's name and that she was now a dance teacher his face went pale and he went silent although he seemed to be thinking deeplyWhat is your father's name? He eventually asked meI've never known My mother always said that he died before I was born and I adopted her surnameYou look so much like your mother when I knew her He said We were very much in love until we had a disagreement and I left New York and came to Hong Kong though I don't think Kitty knew I had left America She mustn't if she thinks I’m deadNot you My fatherOf courseI phoned my mother that night after the party ended and told her I had met Professor Fogg who said he might have known her She too was taken aback She said that she had had a relationship with a Marco Fogg but that he had left New York after they had a big argumentI asked What was the argument about?I was pregnant and I wanted to have an abortion He wanted to have the child but I didn'tWhat did you do?I went ahead with the abortion but it was only partly successfulWhat do you mean How could it only be partly successful?You see I was pregnant with twins a boy and a girl Only your brother was terminated and you were bornSo Professor Fogg is my father?Yes I guess so but he has never known until today that you existed He would so much love to have known that you were born He doesn't realise that he would have had what he always wanted if only we'd stayed together Which didn't happen obviouslyDid you love him?More than anything else in the worldother than youDo you still love him?I have no reason not toBut he left youon the basis of a misunderstanding?YesSo he lost the two things that would have mattered most to him?I guess sobut things have changed and we've all had to move on with our livesPoor dad was all I could think to saySOUNDTRACKview spoilerBob Dylan You're A Big Girl Now Dylan Simple Twist of Fate Dylan Things Have Changed LaVette Things Have Changed Only Ones Another Girl Another Planet hide spoiler

  6. Steven Godin Steven Godin says:

    Moon Palace is unuestionably classic Auster and a great starting point his writing style might not be to everyone's liking but for me he is the most natural of storytellersThis centres on Marco Stanley Fogg another great name and follows him on a journey from a crummy New York apartment to the vast landscapes of the American west and beyond after becoming intrigued by a story told to him by his old eccentric employer who he cares for There is rarely a dull moment to be had and as storytelling goes this is seriously good Drawing you in right from the start you never really know where his stories are going or where they are going to end up that's a gift worth sharing Far accessible than say The New York Trilogy this is a great place to start for the Auster virginMoving oddly humorous and obscure A totally absorbing novel

  7. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    While this book starts well it soon goes downhill The central character in the beginning is Marco Stanley Fogg He drew my attention What happens to him gives the reader a lot to think about He is an orphan and has no relatives He is totally alone or so he thinks Until Well I am not going to tell you And he is broke When? 1969 Where? Brooklyn I liked the writing I liked the philosophical thoughts his thoughts about writing about travel about how people interact and our need for connection with other human beings All of this I found interesting Then he meets Kitty I liked her too However the further you proceed the further the focus shifts from Marco to others and the weaker the story becomes Mostly the book follows an elderly man Effing He is 84 in 1969 But who is Effing? First their stories are woven together but then the Effing personality takes over His story? Well it is crazy as far as I am concerned His story goes on and on and on and on It‘s too long goes off on all different tangents none of which were either credible or interesting One example to be specific are view spoilerthe pages and pages and pages about a book written by Effing’s son hide spoiler

  8. Candice Candice says:

    I loved it I loved reading this book but I wish I hadn't read it so fast I read it because of someone and I can't thank him enough I put myself in MS's shoes and I cried I laughed I dreamt Paul has a poetic use of language that's sure

  9. Duc Duc says:

    This book is about writing and observations and hardship This book is my first introduction to Auster After reading this book I went to the university library to look up obscure writers One of the writers is Giordano Bruno who believed that there was a parallel universe back in medieval times There is the theme of journey travel and exploration into other worlds The narrator has a name inspired by Phileas Fogg the fictional character in Jules Verns ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ The Moon Landing represents a journey into another world Moon Palace is a Chinese restaurantOne of the most interesting tasks is for the narrator to describe the world to the Blind man This is a metaphor for the task of writing We the reader is blind to the world that is being created by the author We are guided into his alternative world of fiction the everyday strangeness of the world not a world created by science fiction It is in the ordinary that can be rendered extraordinary

  10. Deea Deea says:

    In terms of flow of language this book was uite good Paul Auster has a way with words The coincidences he appeals to however are way too much view spoilerand in the end everyone dies or is somehow lost for no real purpose in the plot hide spoiler

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