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Vanishing Point - David Markson
Vanishing Point
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In the literary world, there is little that can match the excitement of opening a new book by David Markson. From Wittgenstein’s Mistress to Reader’s Block to Springer’s Progress to This Is Not a Novel, he has delighted and amazed readers for decades. And now comes his latest masterwork,... show more
In the literary world, there is little that can match the excitement of opening a new book by David Markson. From Wittgenstein’s Mistress to Reader’s Block to Springer’s Progress to This Is Not a Novel, he has delighted and amazed readers for decades. And now comes his latest masterwork, Vanishing Point, wherein an elderly writer (identified only as “Author”) sets out to transform shoeboxes crammed with notecards into a novel — and in so doing will dazzle us with an astonishing parade of revelations about the trials and calamities and absurdities and often even tragedies of the creative life — all the while trying his best (he says) to keep himself out of the tale. Naturally he will fail to do the latter, frequently managing to stand aside and yet remaining undeniably central throughout — until he is swept inevitably into the narrative’s startling and shattering climax. A novel of death and laughter both — and of extraordinary intellectual richness.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781593760106 (1593760108)
ASIN: 1593760108
Publisher: Counterpoint
Pages no: 191
Edition language: English
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wjmcomposer
wjmcomposer rated it
2.0 Vanishing Point: A Novel
Markson has written a book, entitled "Vanishing Point" composed as though on 3x5 index cards. This is quite different.What passes for a protagonist, referred to as Author is also writing a book...Also composed on 3x5 index cards.Reviewer assumes that the technique employed is to be by defining the n...
SJane
SJane rated it
I love David Markson. He is the best thing to happen to me this year. I read his "Reader's Block" in spring, which was similar to this and, coming first, bowled me over more. But this is about as good. I don't recommend him to anyone because I am trying to keep him a secret, but hey, if you've read ...
Stacia's books
Stacia's books rated it
I'd give this 3.5 stars. A book best read in one sitting, I think.
MochaMike
MochaMike rated it
Irony and the failure to recognize what’s important in art.Authors and their deaths.Artists who were illegitimate or sired illegitimate children.Artists who became famous after abandoning other professions.The friendships of celebrity thinkers (philosophers) and scientists with artists.Artists and t...
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