Mark Z. Danielewski - Quotes

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Write what you love. Love will hold you through the hard times and hold the world during the good times. ---->>>

Literature is capable of being a subject that people want to catch up on or discuss, whether at a coffee shop or a watercooler. It can become an intrinsic part of their dialogue. ---->>>

Even the closest relationships that I have I know could potentially fall away. That's not to speak pessimistically or negatively about those relationships. In a weird way, it's the opposite. I value them. ---->>>

I believe the structure of 'House of Leaves' is far more difficult to explain than it is to read. And while I'd like to lay claim to some extraordinary act of originality, truth is I'm only taking advantage of capabilities inherent in everyone. ---->>>

Anger is one way to respond to fear. I say one way because responses are categorically multiple. ---->>>

At the heart of any terror is the fear of losing what we find meaningful. ---->>>

'House of Leaves' is certainly about the unsettling nature of fear - and it was my aim to address that - but it's also about recovering from fear. ---->>>

I'm a big believer in big books, and that doesn't necessarily mean long books. ---->>>

I'm not independently wealthy. ---->>>

My interest is in how meaning is communicated via language, and I believe the shape, positioning, even the color of the language has an effect on meaning. ---->>>

'Lord of the Rings' was a set of books in which the world had been conceived before the characters were placed within that context. ---->>>

At the breakfast table we are footnoting everything that we read. We don't recognise it as such but we encounter an article in the newspaper and then suddenly we recall that a friend had a certain comment on that particular story, a certain bit of news that we saw on the television applies to that and we immediately assemble an idea of a story. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 03-05, 1966
Occupation: Author

Mark Z. Danielewski (; born March 5, 1966 in New York City) is an American fiction author. Though his second novel, Only Revolutions (2006), was nominated for the National Book Award, Danielewski is most widely known for his debut novel House of Leaves (2000), which garnered a considerable cult following and won the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award. He has published one novella, The Fifty Year Sword, which until rereleased by Pantheon in the United States in 2012, remained relatively obscure due to only 2000 copies being published in the Netherlands (2005, De Bezige Bij). Although several shorter works have been published, notably "All the Lights of Midnight: Salbatore Nufro Orejón, 'The Physics of Eror' and Livia Bassil's 'Psychology of Physics'," "Parable no9: 'The Hopeless Animal and the End of Nature,'" "Clip 4," and "Parable no8: 'Z is for Zoo,'" they've almost all been completely ignored by critics (though not fans). His latest project is The Familiar, an ambitious 27-volume serial novel whose first installment, The Familiar, Volume 1: One Rainy Day in May, was released on May 12, 2015. The Familiar, Volume 2: Into the Forest was released on October 27, 2015. The Familiar, Volume 3: Honeysuckle and Pain was released June 14, 2016. The Familiar, Volume 4: Hades was published on February 7, 2017. Danielewski's work is characterized by an intricate, multi-layered typographical variation, or page layout. Sometimes known as visual writing, the typographical variation corresponds directly, at any given narratological point in time, to the physical space of the events in the fictional world as well as the physical space of the page and the reader. Early on, critics characterized his writing as being ergodic literature, but recently, Danielewski, who has commented on his disappointment with criticism's inability to properly confront his work, has more poignantly phrased for readers the concept behind his certain brand of writing: "Signiconic = sign + icon. Rather than engage those textual faculties of the mind remediating the pictorial or those visual faculties remediating language, the signiconic simultaneously engages both in order to lessen the significance of both and therefore achieve a third perception no longer dependent on sign and image for remediating a world in which the mind plays no part." Since the release of The Familiar, Volume 1, Danielewski has been doing small tours for the release of each volume and releasing merchandise related to House of Leaves and The Familiar on his website. He has also not been seen publicly without donning a cat shirt since at least 2010. The Familiar, Volume 5: Redwood is set to be released October 31, 2017.(wikipedia)