This is Not a Novel and Other Novels
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- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 03/15/2016
- Publisher: Counterpoint
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Now for the first time, three of Markson’s masterpieces are compiled into one page-turning volume: This Is Not a Novel, Vanishing Point, and The Last Novel. In This Is Not a Novel, readers meet an author, called only Writer,” who is weary unto death of making up stories, and yet is determined to seduce the reader into turning pages and getting somewhere. Vanishing Point introduces us to Author,” who sets out to transform shoeboxes crammed with note cards into a novel. In The Last Novel, we find an elderly author (referred to only as Novelist”) who announces that, since this will be his final effort, he possesses carte blanche to do anything he damn well pleases.”
United by their focus on the trials, calamities, absurdities and even tragedies of the creative life, these novels demonstrate David Markson’s extraordinary intellectual richnessleaving readers, time after time, with the most indisputably original of reading experiences.