Pg. 96 of David Markson’s copy of Tevye’s Daughters: Collected Stories of Sholom Aleichem by Sholom Aleichem:
     On which Markson has placed a line and a check next to the following lines of dialogue:     “‘A second Gorky? And who, may I ask, was the first Gorky?’     ‘Gorky,’ she said, ‘is one of the greatest men living in the world today.’”
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     This idea of a second Gorky reminds me of a mention of Maxim Gorky and Arshile Gorky on pg. 18 of Markson’s last novel The Last Novel:     “Vosdanig Manoog Adoian, who changed his name to Arshile Gorky—and simultaneously announced that he was the nephew of the writer.     Not knowing that the other Gorky was not really named Gorky either.”
     A second Gorky?
     And who, may I ask, was the first Gorky?

     Pg. 96 of David Markson’s copy of Tevye’s Daughters: Collected Stories of Sholom Aleichem by Sholom Aleichem:

     On which Markson has placed a line and a check next to the following lines of dialogue:
     “‘A second Gorky? And who, may I ask, was the first Gorky?’
     ‘Gorky,’ she said, ‘is one of the greatest men living in the world today.’”

     This idea of a second Gorky reminds me of a mention of Maxim Gorky and Arshile Gorky on pg. 18 of Markson’s last novel The Last Novel:
     “Vosdanig Manoog Adoian, who changed his name to Arshile Gorky—and simultaneously announced that he was the nephew of the writer.
     Not knowing that the other Gorky was not really named Gorky either.”

     A second Gorky?

     And who, may I ask, was the first Gorky?

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