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A Week in Literary History

December 20th, 2002

American novelist David Markson (Wittgenstein’s Mistress, 1988) is born in Albany, N.Y.

David Markson, b. December 20, 1927

markson.jpgFor fifty years David Markson has been writing challenging, innovative fiction, avant garde in style and method. At his best, his works rise well above their preoccupation with form and assume all the best attributes of “traditional” fiction. Wittgenstein’s Mistress is a very moving book, and Markson always repays the reader’s attention with a wide, wise, and amusing array of literary allusions. A real reader’s writer, and an American treasure.

Suggested Reading Novels Epitaph for a Tramp, 1959. Epitaph for a Dead Beat, 1961. Miss Doll, Go Home, 1965. The Ballad of Dingus Magee, 1966. Going Down, 1970. Springer’s Progress, 1977. Wittgenstein’s Mistress, 1988. Reader’s Block, 1996. This Is Not a Novel, 2001. Vanishing Point, 2004. The Last Novel, 2007. Poems Collected Poems, 1993. Other Malcolm Lowry’s Volcano: Myth, Symbol, Meaning, 1978.

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