Vanishing Point is an experimental novel by David Markson which was published in References[edit]. ^ Joseph Tabbi (), The Encyclopedia of. In the literary world, there is little that can match the excitement of opening a new book by David Markson. From Wittgenstein’s Mistress to. Those who adored experimentalist Markson’s previous two outings (Reader’s Block, ; This Is Not a Novel, ) will be ecstatic anew as.

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This Is Not a Novel. Vanishing Point – US. I hasten on to the next and final instalment. Vanishing Point – Canada. As should be Author’s experiment to see how little of his own presence he can get away with throughout. Nov 08, Will Mego rated it it was ok.

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Can Author breach his own copyright? Mar 27, Mike Puma rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Dec 22, Shadday rated it it was amazing. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.

The pieces of information offered to the reader generally revolve around the arts, and specifically artists. I was extremely skeptical but davi up loving this fragmented novel that was full of all kinds of interesting tidbits that made me wonder if they were true or not and that had me writing many, many stories in my head while reading.

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Vanishing Point by David Markson

Author says Burton says. This is the third of Markson’s three non-novels I haven’t the read the first two. Death and art and petty egos, this book is about. Preview — Vanishing Point by David Markson.

Does Author survive the death of David Markson? How much is the Author responsible or irresponsible? Both epic and intimate, ribald and delicate, ebullient and morose— Vanishing Point packed an incredibly diversified reading experience into a surprisingly slim package.

It fits to the current mindset of limited concentration, of needy stimulus to engage prolonged fixation upon subject. Return to Book Page. Weirdly, it is every bit as addictive as it is plotless.

Vanishing Point

The facts in this novel relate to artists, composers, musicians, performers, philosophers, sculptors and writers including their time, place and circumstances of death – perhaps their vanishing point? May 05, Lee rated it really liked it. One of the big criticisms was that it didn’t feel like a novel at all, but rather like a collection of random anecdotes about famous people the “I-could’ve-done-that” card, which I never approve of, was pulled by at least two students slopped together.

Apr 25, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: So glad i stumbled into this one. And, once again, we sense a man, and a life, and sorrow, in the gaps and the whispers.



I want to see one of his full narratives as this didn’t do for me what I had hoped it would after hearing and reading so much hype about it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Baseball players and their nicknames. It is not just the choices of the biographical details which are so perfect, but the language used to express them is often dazzling – the chosen word order of the sentences is particularly impressive. Does Author remain innovative, when he is dead?

Nov 16, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even in those cases where I didn’t recognize the names – often of mathematicians and critics of bygone days – I was still interested in how they related to each other.

Unlike other haiku writers, he never wrote a formal death poem, Basho didn’t. Proclaimed an awesomely cognizant, incomparably discerning magazine editor named Lewis Lapham ca. It is different for each reader.

Davie Point is yet another Markson novel that, like the two preceding ones Reader’s Block and This is not a Novelconsists of titbits, observations, aracana, quotes, and the like.