Paul Auster's TRAVELS IN THE SCRIPTORIUM as a Critique of the Hyperreal

Chatterjee, Srirupa and Alexander, V N (2014) Paul Auster's TRAVELS IN THE SCRIPTORIUM as a Critique of the Hyperreal. Explicator, 72 (1). pp. 53-56. ISSN 0014-4940

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Abstract

Paul Auster's Traels in the Scriptorium (2007) grapples with absurdities characterizing postmodern human existence. The plot of the novel revolves around its bewildered amnesiac protagonist, appropriately names Mr. Blank, who remains confined in a mysterious cell while his failing memory and actions are controlled by external unseen agents. Mr. Blank's surroundings include arbitrarily labeled objects; he derives awareness of his circumstances from random conversations with visitors and by viewing manuscripts and photographs from his past.

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Chatterjee, Srirupahttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-7978-4324
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paul Auster, Jean Baudrillard, hyperreality, Travels in the Scriptorium
Subjects: Literature > American literature in English
Divisions: Department of Liberal Arts
Depositing User: Mr. Siva Shankar K
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 10:56
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 05:38
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/13
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/00144940.2013.875881
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0014-4940/
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