Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1996. 122 pp.
Contents: How in «The New York Trilogy» Auster causes the detective novel's standard formula to collapse and the strategies
employed to do so - Aspects of identity and language - The relationship between author, reader, culprit and detective - The
relationship between facts and fiction - Development of a geometrical model to elucidate the structure of novels.