Mark Z. Danielewski

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Mark Z. Danielewski is an American author best known for his books House of Leaves, Only Revolutions, The Fifty Year Sword, and The Familiar series.

Danielewski studied English Literature at Yale. He then decided to move to Berkeley, California, where he took a summer program in Latin at the University of California, Berkeley. He also spent time in Paris, preoccupied mostly with writing.

In the early 1990s, he pursued graduate studies at the USC School of Cinema-Television. He later served as an assistant editor and worked on sound for Derrida, a documentary based on the life of the Algerian-born French literary critic and philosopher Jacques Derrida.

His second novel, Only Revolutions, was released in 2006. The novel was a finalist for the 2
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Published on July 03, 2018 15:19 • 313 views • Tags: houseofleaves, markzdanielewski, onlyrevolutions
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House of Leaves

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The Fifty Year Sword

3.58 avg rating — 4,843 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Only Revolutions

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One Rainy Day in May (The F...

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The Whalestoe Letters

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Into the Forest (The Famili...

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Honeysuckle & Pain (The Fam...

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Hades (The Familiar #4)

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Redwood (The Familiar #5)

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Upcoming Events

Mark Z. Danielewski at San Diego State University
Author appearance, March 13, 2019 02:00PM
Digital Humanities Center - LA61 (Bottom of Library Dome), 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA, US

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October 2012, Mark Z. Danielewski
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“Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes. The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour. You do not work, you do not read, you do not daydream. If you sleep it is not because you need to sleep. And when at last it is over, there is no evidence: no weapon, no blood, and no body. The only clue might be the shadows beneath your eyes or a terribly thin line near the corner of your mouth indicating something has been suffered, that in the privacy of your life you have lost something and the loss is too empty to share.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

“Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of ‘not knowing.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

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  5 votes, 38.5%

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  4 votes, 30.8%

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  2 votes, 15.4%

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  1 vote, 7.7%

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