The Resource The book of illusions, Paul Auster

The book of illusions, Paul Auster

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The book of illusions
Title
The book of illusions
Statement of responsibility
Paul Auster
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Language
eng
Summary
After losing his wife and two young sons in an airplane crash, professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then, watching television one night, he sees a clip from a lost film by the silent comedian Hector Mann. Zimmer soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to study the works of this mysterious figure, who vanished from sight in 1929. Presumed dead for sixty years, Hector Mann was a comic genius who had flashed briefly across American movie screens, tantalizing the public with the promise of a brilliant future. Then, just as the silent era came to an end, he walked out of his house one January morning and was never heard from again. Zimmer's research leads him to write the first full-length study of Hector's films. Upon publication the following year, a letter turns up bearing a return address from New Mexico -- supposedly written by Hector's wife. "Hector has read your book and would like to meet you. Are you interested in paying us a visit?" Is the letter a hoax, or is Hector Mann still alive? Torn between doubt and belief, Zimmer hesitates, until one night a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision from him, changing his life forever
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A Vermont professor, disillusioned with self-pity and grief over his family's death in a plane crash, finds a new purpose when he becomes obsessed with research into the life and art of a silent film comedian who mysteriously disappeared when silent films ended
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10474495
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1947-
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Auster, Paul
Dewey number
813/.54
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by the author
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1947-
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Auster, Paul
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True
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  • Aircraft accident victims' families
  • Absence and presumption of death
  • Missing persons
  • Silent films
  • Biographers
  • Comedians
  • Widowers
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The book of illusions, Paul Auster
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent.
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MWT11587769
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 39 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9780060784362
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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digital.
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MWT11587769
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sound
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  • other
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other
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11587769
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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Label
The book of illusions, Paul Auster
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11587769
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 39 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780060784362
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11587769
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11587769
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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