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Wittgenstein's Mistress (Reissue) - David Markson
Wittgenstein's Mistress (Reissue)
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780916583507 (0916583503)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
5.0 Simultaneous Worlds: "Wittgenstein's Mistress" by David Markson
(Original Review, 1990)I think the point—or premise?—of “Wittgenstein's Mistress” is that the monologue of the only person on Earth—necessarily, in the physical sense of "only", a "monologue"—is not actually a monologue. Language itself—emerging or disclosed in and through the concrete words and usa...
Ceridwen rated it
0.0 Fuck yeah Markson
I ordered myself a copy of this again, because I have a thing where I impress books upon people -- often late at a party, when the confetti has ground in and the eyes water with fatigue and drunk -- and then I never see them again. Or, that's not precisely true. Sometimes they come back years later,...
sarahsar rated it
Kate is the only person living in the world. Well, what I should have said is the only creature living. On my honor, there is nobody else. There are no dogs or cats or seagulls or scorpions. Quite possibly there are no fish either. I did not verify that for certain about the fish, however. ...
nouveau rated it
3.0 Wittgenstein's Mistress
I'm on the spot. heavyweights all over the place, professional and published writers alike calling this a touchstone work. gotta justify the 3/5 but off limited wifi. just resist the urge to tap GR, but here we are. can't be making excuses constantly. the 10 second take? it's Markson behind the mask...
Ceridwen rated it
Cross-posted on Readerling"In the beginning, sometimes I left messages in the street." There's an old saw, deployed in freshman (or maybe more properly sophomore) English classes about first lines. They set the tone, or gesture to the plot. They are a sign pointing off to the castle. "It is a truth ...
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