All posts tagged “David Markson

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Darwin anecdote (David Markson)

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Ernest Hemingway vs. Wallace Stevens (David Markson)

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Hemingway’s regard for T. S. Eliot, as a poet, a critic, and a man (David Markson)

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Read “Beliefs Reasonable, Unreasonable Beliefs,” Maxims by Gilbert Sorrentino

Reading Gilbert Sorrentino’s riff/story/essay “Beliefs Reasonable, Unreasonable Beliefs,” I couldn’t help but think of his correspondent, David Markson, whose 1996 novel Reader’s Block is anticipated in the structure of Sorrentino’s piece. Obviously Markson’s project and Sorrentino’s riff have literary roots that go way way back—maxims and riffs… Read More

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The Emily Dickinson Fifty-Dollar Bill

See more American literary icons on American money by Shannon May. And, by the bye— In his last novel The Last Novel, David Markson lamented a lack of— America’s Emily Dickinson dime? —this preceded by: Before the Euro, the portrait of Yeats on Ireland’s twenty-pound note. America’s… Read More

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Suspicions (David Markson)

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Dissection (David Markson)

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Burning Sappho (David Markson)

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“Recycling one’s own life with books” |Thirteen Notes on Susan Sontag’s Notebook Collection, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh

1. “In my more extravagant moments,” writes David Rieff in his introduction to Susan Sontag’s As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh, “I sometimes think that my mother’s journals, of which this is the second of three volumes, are not just the autobiography she never got around to writing…but… Read More

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Aging (David Markson)

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