The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Oct 26, 2010 - Fiction - 752 pages
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Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers. She has been called "an American virtuoso of the short story form" (Salon) and "one of the quiet giants . . . of American fiction" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, for the first time, Davis's short stories will be collected in one volume, from the groundbreaking Break It Down (1986) to the 2007 National Book Award nominee Varieties of Disturbance.


The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis is an event in American letters.

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User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

It's hard to know how to rate this book. The book is so large, the stories in it so small and so various. Many of them are brilliant, some are baffling, and some are both. But the ones that are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

Lots and lots and lots of very short stories, most of them packing a punch. They did tend to run together after a while, so I had to put this down and then return it to the library. I think I'd like ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Lydia Davis is the author of one novel and seven story collections, the most recent of which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is the acclaimed translator of a new edition of Swann's Way and is at work on a new translation of Madame Bovary.

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