Blogger wonders if she should refer to herself as Author or Reader.
More sense. This blog post might make if you have read Markson, David. Vanishing Point. Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004.
(Or if you have read any of Markson's experimental works, Reader imagines.)
Lectio Divina is Latin for divine reading, spiritual reading, or "holy reading" and represents a traditional practice of prayer and scriptural reading intended to promote communion with God and to increase in the knowledge of God's word. Says Wikipedia.
We have a collection of fragments here, although fragments of what is unclear. How Litlove described Markson's Reader's Block.
Reader counted something like 1500 fragments in Vanishing Point.
Author desires to tell a story but has become hung up on telling the truth.
Trivial Pursuit, playing. Probably not something to do with David Markson, unless he is on your team.
It's impossible to read these fragments and not to try and do something about them, search for patterns and significance. Litlove said, again, about Reader's Block.
As I think you may know, this sort of stuff is not normally my cup of tea. So Reader commented on Stefanie's blog.
Wikipedia goes on to say that Lectio Divina is a way of praying with Scripture that calls one to study, ponder, listen, and, finally, pray and rejoice from God's word within the soul.
"...from God's word within the soul?" Did Author get that right?
Most of the book consists of book, art, and music trivia. What Stefanie said about Reader's Block.
Author could write story after story from these collected fragments. No wonder Markson's "Author" is so exhausted.
Merely counting all the fragments was exhausting.
Vanishing Point is the only one of Markson's experimental works that the Lancaster County, PA library system owns.
Categorized as FIC.
Subtitle: A Novel.
Novel: an invented prose narrative that is usu. long and complex and deals esp. with human experience through a usu. connected sequence of events. So says the Tenth Edition of Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
But is it really a novel? You think not? Well who died and made you queen of novel demarcation? Goodreads.com reviewer Vegantrav demands to know after reading Vanishing Point.
Lectio Divina has been likened to "feasting on the word." Many write down the words that speak out to them when they are reading scripture.
Author has written down Markson's words "to tell the truth."
The pretense of thinking one knows anything about a book one has not read.
Reader wonders about the truth of what Markson writes.
She stops caring when she realizes how much fun she is having.
"Playful" and "fun" were bullied and kicked about and nearly lost consciousness. "Fun" is for Raymond Chandler...not something like this.
So Reader said in response to Litlove's quote from Reader's Block.
Writers are liars -- unquote. From Erasmus Fry in conversation, 6 May, 1986 (or, at least, so notes the first page of Neil Gaiman's Dream Country).
Reader wouldn't want to be given the task of fact checking Markson.
I thought the book was smart, beautiful, unique, and, at times, moving. At times, I found it dull -- unquote. Dorr on Wittgenstein's Mistress.
Author wishes to avoid dull.
Are lies more dull than truth? Is truth more dull than lies?
Reviewer Richard Flynn at Goodreads.com concluded that Vanishing Point is a great novel, unless you are in the mood to read a novel.
Original or striking, esp. in conception or style. So Webster's also defines novel.
Reader is reconsidering her aversions to/fear of Ulysses and The Magic Mountain.
A hat might taste okay cooked up Tex Mex style. Or maybe it should be stir fried.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Someone once said.
Markson's words: "to tell the truth."
Distinguishing between imitation and mockery.
And they lived happily ever after (Author is not mocking -- or lying -- she promises).
Reader, write your own story (truth or lie).