Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson

Fare Forward Letters from David Markson In this first ever book of letters by novelist David Markson a quintessential writer s writer whose work David Foster Wallace once lauded as pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this

  • Title: Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson
  • Author: David Markson
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this first ever book of letters by novelist David Markson a quintessential writer s writer whose work David Foster Wallace once lauded as pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country readers will experience Markson at his wittiest and warmest Laura Sims shares her correspondence with him, which began with an impassioned fan letter in 2003 and In this first ever book of letters by novelist David Markson a quintessential writer s writer whose work David Foster Wallace once lauded as pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country readers will experience Markson at his wittiest and warmest Laura Sims shares her correspondence with him, which began with an impassioned fan letter in 2003 and ended with his death in 2010, finally allowing a glimpse into the personal world of this solitary man who found his life s solace in literature The letters trace the growth of a genuine and moving friendship between two writers at very different stages in them we see Markson grapple, humorously, with the indignities of old age and poor health, and reminiscence about his early days as a key literary figure in the Greenwich Village scene of the 1950s and 60s At the same time, he sincerely celebrates Sims s marriage and the first milestones of her career as a poet The book is full of engaging commentary on life, love, and the writing life On old age Did I say I was 117 Now that the humidity has finally lifted, I sometimes don t feel a day over 109 On critics If I d run into the guy I would have punched him in the mouth On blogs I would rather spend an hour and a half trying to solve the roughest first draft of a note for the new book than ever ever ever read another word of the Internet On politics I hope neither of you slashed your wrists after t

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