By Paul Auster
Sorg, stumfilm och två livshistorier som oundvikligt vävs samman
David Zimmer har simply avslutat sin bok om den relativt okände stumfilmsregissören Hector Manns filmer när han får ett brev från Hector. Det är bara det att Hector Mann spårlöst försvann 1928, för drygt sjuttio år sedan. Strax därpå står en ung kvinna utanför Zimmers dörr och tvingar honom lower than pistolhot att följa med until New Mexico och den gård där Hector Mann utan omvärldens vetskap bor med sin familj. Gården har fungerat som inspelningsstudio i över sextio år där Mann har gjort movie efter movie, ingen någonsin visad.
Det är upptakten until eventually Austers stora roman om två män, den ene verksam less than 1900-talets första hälft och den andre vid dess slut, om hur deras liv vävs samman på de mest oväntade sätt.
Mer övertygande än någonsin lyckas Auster använda ödets nyck och illusionens kraft för att fånga sin läsare.
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Whenever it stopped of its own accord at one of those holes bordered with thorns that farmers dig along the edge of their ploughed land, Charles, waking with a start, would quickly remember the broken leg, and try to recall all the fractures that he knew. It was no longer raining; day was breaking, and, on the leaﬂess branches of the apple trees, birds sat motionless, ﬂuﬃng out their tiny feathers in the cold morning wind. The ﬂat landscape extended as far as the eye could see, the clumps of trees round the farms making widely spaced splashes of dark purple on that vast grey surface which, at the horizon, merged with the dreary tones of the sky.
When he entered Les Bertaux his horse took fright, and shied violently. It was a prosperous-looking farm. Through the open half-doors of the stables you could see huge draught horses placidly feeding from brand-new mangers. A stream of vapour arose from the big manureheap that ﬂanked the buildings, and, standing out among the hens and turkeys, ﬁve or six peacocks––that luxury of Pays de Caux farmyards––were pecking for food. The sheep-run was long and the barn tall, with walls as smooth as the back of your hand.
Père Rouault embraced his future son-in-law. They put oﬀ any discussion of money matters, there was plenty of time for that, since the marriage could not decently take place before the end of Charles’s mourning, that is to say, not until the following spring. The winter passed in waiting. Mademoiselle Rouault busied herself with her trousseau. Part of it was ordered from Rouen, and she made herself nightgowns and nightcaps with the help of fashionplates which she borrowed. During the visits Charles made to the Madame Bovary farm they talked about the preparations for the wedding, wondering which room they’d use for the wedding feast, how many courses they’d have, and what particular dishes they’d serve.