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This Is Not a Novel

This Is Not a Novel( )
Author: Markson, David
ISBN:978-1-58243-133-8
Publication Date:Mar 2001
Publisher:Counterpoint Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

This Is Not a Novel is a highly inventive work which drifts "genre-less," somewhere in between fiction, nonfiction, and psychological memoir. In the opening pages of the "novel," a narrator, called only "Writer," announces that he is tired of inventing characters, contemplating plot, setting, theme, and conflict. Yet the writer is determined to seduce the reader into turning pages-and to "get somewhere," nonetheless. What follows are pages crammed with short lines of...
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Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.47 Inches
Book Weight:0.506 Pounds
Author Biography
Markson, David (Author)
David Markson was born in Albany, New York on December 20, 1927. He received an undergraduate degree from Union College and a master's degree from Columbia University. Besides being a writer, he also worked as a journalist, book editor, and periodically as a college professor at Columbia University, Long Island University, and The New School. His works include Epitaph for a Tramp; Epitaph for a Dead Beat; This Is Not a Novel; Springer's Progress; Wittgenstein's Mistress; and The Last Novel. His novel, The Ballad of Dingus Magee, was made into a film starring Frank Sinatra entitled Dirty Dingus Magee. He was found dead on June 4, 2010 at the age of 82.

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