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By David Markson, Steven Moore (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781564782113
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Dalkey Archive Press - May 1st, 1988

Narrated by the last woman alive, and reflecting her ten years of isolation, WM is a novel of scraps and associations. All narrator Kate has left by which to remember humanity are the books and paintings she collects and interprets in these pages. What do they make (and make up for)? For a patient reader (who does not need plot), there's wonderful humor in Markson's play with Wittgenstein's linguistics and in the leveling of all cultural artifacts in Kate's hands.