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David Markson

Biography

David Markson was born in 1927 in Albany, NY. He spent two years in the army and then got a B.A. from Union College in Schenectady. He wrote his thesis on Under the Volcano and became friends with Lowry. He taught at various colleges and had some commercial success with The Ballad of Dingus Magee which was made into a film, though is now known as an unreconstructed post-modernist. He died in 2010.

Other links

David Markson
David Markson
David Markson
David Markson: An Introduction
The Ballad of David Markson: A Primer
All the Sad Old Literary Artifacts of David Markson (on his books being sold to the Strand book shop)
An Author’s Personal Library Lost And Found (on his books being sold to the Strand book shop)
Lost libraries (on his books being sold to the Strand book shop)
Oh I get it, it’s a sci-fi novel! (on his books being sold to the Strand book shop)
Interview
Interview
Interview
Obituary
Obituary
Obituary
Obituary
Obituary

Bibliography

1959 Epitaph for a Tramp
1961 Epitaph for a Dead Beat
1965 The Ballad of Dingus Magee
1965 Miss Doll, Go Home
1970 Going Down
1977 Springer’s Progress
1978 Malcolm Lowry’s Volcano : Myth, Symbol, Meaning
1988 Wittgenstein’s Mistress
1993 Collected Poems
1996 Reader’s Block
2001 This is not a Novel
2004 Vanishing Point
2007 The Last Novel
Detailed bibliography