Paul Auster Books

Anthologies, Editing, Forewords

Sometimes Small Statements Make a Big Difference: Where’s My Democracy?

First and only edition. A collection of 11 broadsides measuring 10" x 12" contained in a specially created box, each signed by the author. Contributors include Paul Auster ('The Book of Human Folly'), Michael Cunningham, Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Safran Foer (introduction), Jonathan Franzen, Gary Indiana, Jhumpa Lahiri, Joyce Carol Oates, Susan Sontag, Wendy Wasserstein, & Colson Whitehead. The set was created as a give-away for those who donated a certain amount of money to the Democratic Party at a fundraiser during the 2004 election. None were for sale. Each of the authors read their pieces at the event. Downtown for Democracy: New York, 2004.

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André Breton: Selections (Poets for the Millennium)


First edition, first printing. Hardcover. No jacket as issued. Auster translates 'No Grounds for Prosecution'.
University of California Press: Berkeley & Los Angeles, 2003.

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Twenty Days with Julian and Little Bunny by Papa


First edition, first printing. Hardcover with jacket. Auster contributes the introduction.
NYRB Classics: New York, May 1, 2003.

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Empire City: New York through the Centuries


First edition, first printing. Hardcover with jacket. Auster contributes 'Auggie Wren's Christmas Story'.
Columbia University Press & K.S. Giniger: New York, 2002.

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One Score More: The Second 20 Years of Burning Deck, 1981–2002


First edition, first printing. Illustrated wrappers. Alison Bundy, Keith & Rosmarie Waldrop, eds. Work from poets Rae Armantrout, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Robert Creeley, Tina Darragh, Michael Davidson, Lisa Jarnot, Mark McMorris, Cole Swensen, Marjorie Welish, prose writers Walter Abish, John Hawkes, Dallas Wiebe, John Yau and in translation, Xue Di, Friederike Mayrocker, Ernst Jandl, Marcel Cohen, and Emmanuel Hocquard. Auster contributes 'It reminds me of something that once happened to my mother . . .' 240 pages.
Burning Deck: Providence, 2002.

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110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11


First edition, first printing. Hardcover with jacket. Signed by Lydia Davis at her contribution, 'Grammar Questions'. Ulrich Baer, ed. Contributors include Jennifer Belle, Peter Carey, Ira Cohen, Maggie Bubris, James Gibbons, Carol Gilligan, Vivian Gornick, Kimiko Hahn, Laird Hunt, Siri Hustvedt, Jonathan Lethem, Tan Lin, Sam Lipsyte, Charles McNulty, Josip Novakovich, April Reynolds, Grace Schulman, Art Spiegelman, Owen West, Christopher Yu, and many more. Auster contributes 'Random Notes— September 11, 2001, 4:00 P.M.; Underground'. 333 pages.
New York University Press: New York, 2002.

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True Tales of American Life


First edition, first printing. Hardcover with jacket. Auster compiled and edited each selection as a project commissioned by NPR.
Gardners Books: London, 2001.

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Entdeckt Charles Reznikof


First edition. Illustrated boards without jacket as issued. Auster contributes a four-page introduction to this collection of Reznikoff ’s verse. Entire text in German, as translated by Anrea Paluch and Robert Habeck.
Europa Verlag: Hamburg, 2001.

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Pressed Wafer Broadsides for John Wieners

First edition, first printing. Near Fine. One of 26 copies printed. Loose sheets. Stiff paper folio containing 52 separate poetry broadsides all (but one) written for the occasion of honoring poet John Wieners at the first annual Pressed Wafer Lifetime Achievement Award. The 52 writers with the exception of Robert Duncan and Ed Dorn (who had passed away while this was a work in progress) have signed their contributions. This copy lacks the colophon sheet, but is otherwise complete and includes contributions by John Ashbery, Paul Auster ('Accident Report', Amiri Baraka, Edward Barrett, Jim Behrle, Bill Berkson, Daniel Bouchard, Clark Coolidge, William Corbett, Robert Creeley, Tim Davis, Edward Dorn, Robert Duncan, Jim Dunn, Kenward Elmslie, Elaine Equi, Larry Fagin, Michael Franco, Michael Friedman, Merrill Gilfillan, Peter Gizzi, Michael Gizzi, John Godfrey, Barbara Guest, Thom Gunn, Jim Harrison, Lee Harwood, Stratis Haviaras, Fanny Howe, Susan Howe, August Kleinzahler, Joanne Kyger, Gerrit Lansing, Frank Lima, Bernadette Mayer, Gail Mazur, Nathaniel Mackey, Askold Melnyczuk, Charles North, Ron Padgett, Michael Palmer, Andrew Schelling, Charles Simic, James Tate, Joseph Torra, Paul Violi, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, Dara Wier, Elizabeth Willis, John Yau and Geoffrey Young. Note: Bernadette Mayer signed her contribution with a thumbprint.
Pressed Wafer: Cambridge, 2000.

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The Faber Book of Smoking


First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Signed by James Walton, ed. Auster contributes quotes throughout, dialogue from Smoke and Blue in the Face.
Faber & Faber: London, 2000.

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Things Happen for a Reason: The True Story of an Itinerant Life in Baseball


First edition, first printing. Trade paperback. Auster contributes the introduction.
Frog Books: March 14, 2000.

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The Blind See Only This World: Poems for John Wieners


First edition. Small octavo. Softcover. One of 1,000 copies. Edited by William Corbett, Michael Gizzi, and Joseph Torra. Auster contributes 'Accident Report'.
Granary Books/Pressed Wafer: New York and Boston, 2000.

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