Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Wittgenstein’s Mistress is a novel unlike anything David Markson―or anyone else―has ever written before. It is the story of a woman who is convinced―and, astonishingly, will ultimately convince the reader as well―that she is the only person left on earth.
Presumably she is mad. And yet so appealing is her character, and so witty and seductive her narrative voice, that we will follow her hypnotically as she unloads the intellectual baggage of a lifetime in a series of irreverent meditations on everything and everybody from Brahms to sex to Heidegger to Helen of Troy. And as she contemplates aspects of the troubled past which have brought her to her present state―obviously a metaphor for ultimate loneliness―so too will her drama become one of the few certifiably original fictions of our time.
“The novel I liked best this year,” said the Washington Times upon the book’s publication in 1988; “one dizzying, delightful, funny passage after another . . . Wittgenstein’s Mistress gives proof positive that the experimental novel can produce high, pure works of imagination.”
About the Author: David Markson's novel Wittgenstein's Mistress was acclaimed by David Foster Wallace as "pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country." His other novels, including Reader's Block, Springer's Progress, and Vanishing Point, have expanded this high reputation. His novel The Ballad of Dingus Magee was made into the film Dirty Dingus Magee, which starred Frank Sinatra, and he is also the author of three crime novels. Born in Albany, New York, he has long lived in New York City.
Title: Wittgenstein's Mistress
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust jacket in acceptable condition. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 1110268850
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1988. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9628301
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0916583252
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110916583252
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0916583252 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1455583
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO PREVIOUS OWNER BY DAVID MARKSON. 1st Edition. Hard bound in dust jacket. Very nice, clean and bright copy. Inscribed by Author(s). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 43027
Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, Elmwood Park, IL, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First edition. 1988, First Edition. Hardcover. Dust jacket price-clipped, otherwise a Fine copy. Includes a postcard from Markson, dated 7/31/2009 and offers insight on past letter writers who "always ask whatinhell is this, whatinhell is that. and then announce on what page they quit." The book, as well as correspondence from Markson, is quite uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 0084830