david markson

Books from David Markson’s personal library have been showing up in bulk at The Strand. Sad. If anybody gets some, would love to hear more about his notes. I knew living in New York was good for something.

David Markson reads at the 92nd St. Y, 2007

[Thanks to Stephen for the heads up.]

Author Spotlight / 4 Comments
June 9th, 2010 / 12:10 pm

David Markson, a master, passes

RIP 1927-2010

Ok seriously, this year needs to quit now.

Massive People / 72 Comments
June 6th, 2010 / 1:11 am

“If more than ten percent of the population likes a painting, it should be burned.
Said Shaw.”

— from David Markson’s The Last Novel, p. 68

Power Quote: David Markson


I want to wash when I meet a poet.
Reader’s Block, p. 45

Power Quote / 44 Comments
June 27th, 2009 / 3:40 pm


The guy from Bookworm talks to David Markson. You should listen to it, because David Markson writes books ostensibly without plots. But actually, they always sort of seem to have plots.

David Markson writes the books you wish you could write:

“Sophocles, I’ve used them all. Aeschylus, I’ve used them all…I’m running out of famous people to talk about!”

“I’m spending a million dollars on those little index cards.”

Author News / 2 Comments
September 30th, 2008 / 5:19 pm