Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I recently read Paul Auster's new book, Invisible, easily one of the best novels I've read in a very long time. He not only tackles the many layers of invisibility in our relationship to others, but the very nature of self, fact, story-telling and reality. 

One of the most obvious—yet at the same time, nearly incomprehensible (invisible)—aspects of life, is that while we all regard our inner picture of ourselves as the real and authentic one, it is precisely that picture that is completely invisible to everyone else in the world, and the only one that will disappear forever when we go.

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1 comment:

  1. Glad you like the novel. One of my favourite authors & you're right one of the best novels in a very long time.

    The magic of our inner pictures that will disappear when we we go is the reason why I started taking pictures: Trying to find myself in people & things surrounding me. It's just like Robert Johnson selling his soul to devil & then keep fighting to get his soul back.

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.