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This collection is arranged in 3 series.
The collection is primarily comprised of correspondence Steven Moore received from David Markson as well as publicity files, reviews of Markson's work, and Moore's collection of publications by Markson.
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This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Steven Moore Papers related to David Markson; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Carrie Hintz 11/05/2012.
Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 11/05/2012.
2012-11-07 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
David Markson was an American novelist working between the 1960s and his death in 2010. A long-time resident of New York City be received his Masters degree from Columbia in 1952. His work became more experimental over time with his most critically acclaimed novels being Wittgenstein's Mistress (1988) and Reader's Block (1996) both published by the Dalkey Archive press.
Steven Moore, 1950-
Steven Moore is an editor and literary critic. His graduate work at U Denver and later Rutgers and early criticism focused on William Gaddis, whose letters he is now editing (they'll come out with Dalkey in 2013). He worked at the Dalkey Archive Press from 1988-1996 as an acquisitions editor and editor of the Review of Contemporary Fiction. From 1998 until 2010 he was a principle fiction buyer for Borders bookstores.