David Markson

Literary Birthday – 20 December – David Markson

David Markson was born 20 December 1927 and died 4 June 2010.


  1. The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
  2. How can I tell what I think until I see what I say?
  3. One never does solve what it is about watching fires, really.
  4. Doubtless these are inconsequential perplexities. Still, inconsequential perplexities have now and again been known to become the fundamental mood of existence, one suspects.
  5. You can learn more by going to the opera than you ever can by reading Emerson. Like that there are two sexes.

David Markson was an American novelist. He was the author of several experimental books, including Wittgenstein’s Mistress, and Reader’s Block. His final book, The Last Novel, was published in 2007.

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 20th December 2017