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David Markson (December 20, 1927 – June 4, 2010) was an American novelist, born David Merrill Markson in Albany, New York. Niagara Falls Reporter He is the author of several postmodern novels, including This is Not a Novel, Springer's Progress, and Wittgenstein's Mistress. His most recent work, The Last Novel, was published in 2007 and received a positive review in the New York Times, which called it "a real tour de force."

Markson's work is characterized by an unconventional approach to narration and plot. While his early works may draw on the modernist tradition of William Faulkner and Malcolm Lowry, Markson says his later novels are "literally crammed with literary and artistic anecdotes" and "nonlinear, discontinuous, collage-like, an assemblage."

Dalkey Archive Press has published several of his novels. In December 2006, publishers Shoemaker & Hoard republished two of Markson's early crime novels Epitaph for a Tramp and Epitaph for a Dead Beat in one volume. In addition to his novels, he has published a book of poetry and a critical study of Malcolm Lowry. The movie Dirty Dingus Magee, starring Frank Sinatra, is based on Markson's first novel, The Ballad of Dingus Magee, an anti-Western. He wrote three crime novels early in his career.

Educated at Union College and Columbia University, Markson began his writing career as a journalist and book editor, periodically taking up work as a college professor at Columbia University, Long Island University, and The New School. Markson died in his New York City, West Village apartment where, according to the author's literary agent and former wife Elaine Markson, Markson's two children found him on June 4, 2010 in his bed.

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Total Books: 27
This is Not a Novel and Other Novels
2016 - This Is Not a Novel and Other Novels (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781619027145
ISBN-10: 1619027143
Genre: Literature & Fiction

This is Not a Novel
2010 - This Is Not a Novel (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780956107336
ISBN-10: 0956107338
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Malcolm Lowry's Volcano
2009 - Malcolm Lowry's Volcano (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781435107779
ISBN-10: 1435107772
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Ballad of Dingus Magee
2008 - The Ballad of Dingus Magee (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781582434100
ISBN-10: 1582434107
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Reader's Block
2007 - Reader's Block [American Literature Dalkey Archive] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781564781321
ISBN-10: 1564781321
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Last Novel
2007 - The Last Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781593761431
ISBN-10: 1593761430
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Epitaph for a Tramp and Epitaph for a Dead Beat The Harry Fannin Detective Novels
2006 - Epitaph for a Tramp and Epitaph for a Dead Beat the Harry Fannin Detective Novels [Harry Fannin Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781593761349
ISBN-10: 1593761341
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

Wittgenstein's Mistress
2006 - Wittgenstein's Mistress [American Literature] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781564782113
ISBN-10: 1564782115
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

Going Down A Novel
2005 - Going Down a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781593760649
ISBN-10: 1593760647
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Vanishing Point
2004 - Vanishing Point (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781593760106
ISBN-10: 1593760108
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

Springer's Progress
1999 - Springer's Progress (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781564782182
ISBN-10: 1564782182
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

La matresse de Wittgenstein
1991 - La Matresse De Wittgenstein (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782867442209
ISBN-10: 2867442206

Wittgensteins Mistress
1989 - Wittgensteins Mistress (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780224026857
ISBN-10: 0224026852
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Going Down
Going Down (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780030842818
ISBN-10: 0030842816

Malcolm Lowry's Volcano Myth symbol meaning
Malcolm Lowry's Volcano Myth Symbol Meaning (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812907513
ISBN-10: 0812907515
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Flann O'Brien/Guy Davenport/Aldous Huxley Vol 25 No 3
Flann O'brien/guy Davenport/aldous Huxley Vol 25 No 3 [Review of Contemporary Fiction] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781564784414
ISBN-10: 156478441X

Epitaphe pour une garce
Epitaphe Pour Une Garce (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070485109
ISBN-10: 2070485102