Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
December 23, 2007 11:48 PM   Subscribe

Auggie Wren's Christmas Story, by Paul Auster. Read by the author and brought to life in the movie Smoke.
posted by billyfleetwood (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
my god did that song in the second youtube link make it damn near unwatchable.

Good story, though. I've enjoyed everything of Paul Auster's I've read.
posted by empath at 1:09 AM on December 24, 2007

thanks for this post, i really enjoyed Smoke.

that scene is amazing, IIRC harvey keitel delivers that whole story in one take, with the camera on his face the whole time.
posted by joeblough at 9:26 AM on December 24, 2007

wow, only two comments? My old roomate used to baby-sit for Peter Carey's kids, and would tell me of the wonderful nights when Paul Auster came over for dinner, and the talks that would ensue, and tell me how much I would have loved to have been there.

Years later, when I was in france studying the language, instead of reading the works of native speakers I spent my summer reading everything by Paul Auster, translated into french.

Thanks for the post.
posted by Auden at 7:45 PM on December 24, 2007

This is one of those nice FPPs that draws more silent-head-nod approval than heavy comment approval. So, just to add a little comment approval: [this is good]

I love the movie but had never read the story before. Thanks!
posted by First Post at 9:19 PM on December 24, 2007

[Comment expressing my approval for this lovely post]
posted by milov at 2:26 AM on December 25, 2007

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