Yo no soy yo, evidentemente : la amante de David Markson
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Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. Servicio de Publicaciones
REDEN : revista española de estudios norteamericanos, 1993, n. 6, p. -57. ISSN 1131-9674
In the postmodernist period we only have speech to create reality. David Markson experiments with speech to tranform the human being and the world in his novels. He shows us a world lacking historical reality and where the characters in his novels are only able to tell us stories without any kind of order. Literature thus becomes the experience lived, the meaning of the word is determined by its use and language becomes irrational and insignificant. Markson's philosophy on the idea of the structure of language and of how our language determines our visión of reality, because we see and create the world through language, is especially analized in his novel Wittgenstein's Mistress.