Winter Journal: PAUL AUSTER in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
“Speak now before it is too late, and then hope to go on speaking until there is nothing more to be said. Time is running out, after all. Perhaps it is just as well to put aside your stories for now and try to examine what it has felt like to live inside this body from the first day you can remember being alive until this one. A catalogue of sensory data. What one might call a phenomenology of breathing.”
—Paul Auster, Winter Journal
Facing his sixty-forth winter, novelist Paul Auster decides to write a journal documenting his own aging, in ways he never imagined. Deeply personal, rooted in a reflection on his own history, Winter Journal is also a meditation on time, the body, the weight of memory, a long and fulfilling marriage, and language itself.