The Last Novelist
June 6, 2010 10:52 AM   Subscribe

David Markson, author of acclaimed avant garde novels such as Wittgenstein's Mistress and This is Not a Novel, has died.

Markson had a fascinating life and bibliography. David Foster Wallace called Wittgenstein's Mistress "pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country." Writer Evan Lavender-Smith called Markson's Author books (Vanishing Point, The Last Novel, etc.) "porn for English majors." Ed Champion has a lovely remembrance and links to several others. So far, no media outlets have published obituaries.
posted by mattbucher (4 comments total)

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Hey! I just heard David Markson died!
posted by kcds at 10:55 AM on June 6, 2010

posted by Scotch at 11:01 AM on June 6, 2010

That other thread appeared while I was writing mine. I'll ask for this one to be deleted. Flag it and move on, Author requests.
posted by mattbucher at 11:01 AM on June 6, 2010

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