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Steven Moore Papers on David Markson, 1973-2010

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection documents the long personal and professional relationship between author David Markson and Steven Moore. Moore was Markson's editor at Dalkey Archive, and friend and ally after the both ceased to be involved with Dalkey in 1996, the year the press brought out Reader's Block. When Moore was still at the press they published Markson's most critically acclaimed novel Wittgenstein's Mistress in 1988, one of the first works of original fiction first published by the press, which before had been re-issuing out-of-print works.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1637
Bib ID 9707342 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Moore, Steven, 1950-
Title Steven Moore Papers on David Markson, 1973-2010
Physical Description 2 linear feet (1 record storage carton 1 document box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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.

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 3 series.

Description

Summary

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.

  • Series I: Correspondence--Markson to Moore, 1985-2010

    This series includes correspondence sent to Steven Moore by David Markson. The correspondence is sorted into material before, during, and after the time that Moore was Markson's editor at Dalkey Archive Press

  • Series II: Publicity Files, 1973-2007

    Moore kept a publicity and clippings file on Markson even after their formal editorial relationship had ended.

  • Series III: Books

    Books written by Markson and owned by Moore. Many of these are proofs , galleys, or inscribed to Moore.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Papers processed Carrie Hintz 11/05/2012.

Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 11/05/2012.

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Markson, David Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Steven, 1951- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

David Markson,1927-2010

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.