By Paul Auster
Auster narra sus primeras experiencias tras sentir l. a. llamada de l. a. escritura, una etapa de desarrollo, supervivencia y empeño por conseguir el dinero que le daría los angeles libertad para dedicarse a lo que realmente quería. l. a. narración llega hasta los treinta años de Auster y termina con l. a. muerte de su padre, que marca el inicio de l. a. obra más own del escritor. Su «Crónica de un fracaso precoz» es l. a. entrañable historia de formación y crecimiento de un joven que más tarde se convirtió en un reconocido autor.
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