Pgs. 194 & 195 of David Markson’s copy of Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy by William Barrett:
On which Markson has underlined a number of mentions of Heidegger and Dasein:
First: “Existence itself, according to Heidegger, means to stand outside oneself, to be beyond oneself.”
Soon after: “my Being, rather, is spread over a field or region which is the world of its care and concern.”
Further on down the page: “Heidegger calls this field of Being Dasein. Dasein (which, in German, means literally Being-there) is his name for man.”
Then on the following page: “That Heidegger can say everything he wants to say about human existence without using either ‘man’ or ‘consciousness’ means that the gulf between subject and object, or between mind and body, that has been dug by modern philosophy need not exist if we do not make it.”
Markson on pg. 160 of Vanishing Point tosses in that Heideggerian term:
“A word that certainly did catch my attention was the word Dasein, however, since it seemed to appear on practically every page I opened to.
Martin Heidegger himself remaining somebody I know no more about than I know about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, on the other hand.
Except for now knowing that he was certainly partial to the word Dasein, obviously.”
Wrote Markson via Kate on pgs. 167-168 of Wittgenstein’s Mistress.
A couple pages later, on pg. 170 of the same book:
“Although what one might now wish one’s self is that Wittgenstein had been in the basement with me yesterday, so as to have given me some help with that Dasein.”
“Wittgenstein was five months older than Heidegger.”
Can be found in another Markson book, This Is Not A Novel (on pg. 44).
And later in Wittgenstein’s Mistress (on pg. 180):
“Now heavens, how weary I have gotten of looking at that word Dasein and having no idea what it means, one can surely imagine one of these people finally deciding.”
Just after tossing in the word “Dasein” in Vanishing Point, on pg. 160, Markson writes:
(Which were SS paramilitary death squads.)
“The inner truth and greatness of Nazism, Heidegger spoke of.”
- Markson, Vanishing Point, pg. 19.
“Martin Heidegger, in 1933:
The Führer, and he alone, is the sole German reality and law, today and in the future.”
- Markson, This Is Not A Novel, pg. 28.
“Martin Heidegger was an anti-Semite.”
- Markson, Reader’s Block, pg. 38.
Dasein (which, in German, means literally Being-there) is his name for man.
Now heavens, how weary I have gotten of looking at that word…