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Springer's Progress

Springer's Progress

by David Markson

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"Alive with the pleasures of language . . . terribly funny, formidably intelligent."--Washington Post


"Alive with the pleasures of language . . . terribly funny, formidably intelligent."--Washington Post

Editorial Reviews

“Immensely endearing . . . And how nice to hear two people actually laugh during sex.”
Douglas Day
“As amoral and exuberant as if it were told by Dylan Thomas to the Wife of Bath . . . fills one with as much awe as laughter.”
“Funny and intelligent and, to say the very least, sexy.”
Washington Post
“Alive with the pleasures of language . . . terribly funny, formidably intelligent.”
The Soho Weekly News
“It is Markson's genius to have an ear that most writers would kill for.”
The East Hampton Star
“This freewheeling celebration, this dancing wordplay . . . delights the mind as well as the ear. A truly marvelous read.”
The New York Times Book Review
“An exuberantly Joycean, yes, Joycean, celebration of carnality and creativity—an everything-goes, risk-taking, maniacally wild and funny and painful novel . . . brilliant.”
Les Whitten
“So rich in allusions, precision puns, extraordinary metaphors, Joycean wordplay, yeasty quotes and breathtaking prose and poetry that a lesser writer than David Markson would merely dazzle the reader.”
Jonathan Yardley
Alive with the pleasures of language…Terribly funny, formatively intelligent.
Washington Post

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Dalkey Archive Press
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2nd ed.
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5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Seymour Krim
High style and literary madness...amoral and grimy as the subject matter may be. The real morality is in the writing, so strict, so caring, so classically grounded and conversant, so redemptive of the threatened forces in literature...Clear, singular, deluxe.
—(Seymour Krim)

Meet 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.

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