David Markson

David Markson


Born
in Albany, New York, The United States
December 20, 1927

Died
June 04, 2010

Genre

Influences


David Markson was an American novelist, born David Merrill Markson in Albany, New York. He is the author of several postmodern novels, including This is Not a Novel, Springer's Progress, and Wittgenstein's Mistress. His most recent work, The Last Novel, was published in 2007 and received a positive review in the New York Times, which called it "a real tour de force."

Markson's work is characterized by an unconventional approach to narration and plot. While his early works may draw on the modernist tradition of William Faulkner and Malcolm Lowry, Markson says his later novels are "literally crammed with literary and artistic anecdotes" and "nonlinear, discontinuous, collage-like, an assemblage."

Dalkey Archive Press has published several of hi
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Average rating: 4.0 · 9,668 ratings · 1,223 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Wittgenstein's Mistress

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3.99 avg rating — 4,526 ratings — published 1988 — 17 editions
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Vanishing Point

3.90 avg rating — 1,150 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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This Is Not a Novel

4.05 avg rating — 1,162 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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Reader’s Block

4.12 avg rating — 1,161 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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The Last Novel

4.14 avg rating — 785 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Springer’s Progress

3.88 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 1977 — 3 editions
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Epitaph for a Tramp & Epita...

3.86 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1959
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The Ballad Of Dingus Magee

3.78 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1965 — 6 editions
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Going Down

3.63 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 1970 — 2 editions
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Fare Forward: Letters from ...

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4.06 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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More books by David Markson…
“Was it really some other person I was so anxious to discover...or was it only my own solitude that I could not abide?”
David Markson, Wittgenstein's Mistress

“The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.”
David Markson, Wittgenstein's Mistress

“You will say that I am old and mad, was what Michaelangelo wrote, but I answer that there is no better way of being sane and free from anxiety than by being mad.”
David Markson, Wittgenstein's Mistress

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