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Paul Auster on Leaving Room for the Reader.

Writer Paul Auster. Auster began his writing life first as a poet and translator. In a review of his fifth novel, "Moon Palace," Jane Smiley said, "Auster's style is continually surprising and arresting...the characters are drawn with precision and wit...with great generosity and love." Auster's other books include City of Glass, Ghosts, and a memoir, The Invention of Solitude. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

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Other segments from the episode on March 30, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 30, 1990: Interview with Sergio and Odair Assad; Commentary on the Haitian music "compas"; Interview with Paul Auster; Review of the film "Cinema Paradiso."

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