Paul Auster: Smoke

22. March 2008 18:56

It all started with a story. The story about the story is no less interesting. In 1990 Paul Auster was asked to contribute a Christmas story to The New York Times. He opened a tin of his beloved Schimmelpennincks – the little cigars he likes to smoke – and started thinking about the man who sells them to him in Brooklyn. It led to some thoughts about the kinds of encounters one has in New York with people one sees every day but doesn’t really know.

Author: Paul Auster

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