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Discussing David Markson's Wittgenstein's Mistress

  • May 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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A fascinating novel from 1988, which describes itself thus (careful, important plot information may be given away):

" Wittgenstein's Mistress is the story of a woman who is convinced - and may ultimately convince the reader as well - that she is the only person left on Earth. So appealing is her character, and so witty and seductive her narrative voice, we follow her hypnotically as she unloads the intellectual baggage of a lifetime in a series of irreverent meditations on everything from Brahms to sex to Heidegger to Helen of Troy. And as she contemplates aspects of the troubled past that have brought her to her present state, so too will her drama become on of the few certifiably original fictions of our time."

Still in print, but not yet available as an e-book, you can buy a copy from all good bookshops, and from Amazon here:

Look forward to discussing it with you all soon!

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  • Perle

    Very nice evening - Marina, kudos to you for preparing the questions and sharing your observations with us in the hand-out

    May 22, 2013

  • Russell

    Back too late from work

    May 21, 2013

  • Martina

    Hi everyone, I am in Holland this week unfortunately. Have a great discussion and see you soon :)

    May 21, 2013

  • DoloresS

    I am really sorry guys: as it happens I have a meeting tomorrow evening. A rather boring one too. I thought the date could be changed but it's going ahead and I should be there really. I am hoping I can still drop later maybe 8.30 though not sure. I am really going to miss the discussion. The power of ubiquity would be a good thing but alas...:)

    May 20, 2013

  • Paul B.

    Really sorry to have to pull out at late notice, but I've rather embarrassingly double booked with my sister's birthday. HOWEVER I look forward to seeing everyone next month for Infinite Jest

    May 19, 2013

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