Samuel Johnson Is Indignant: Stories
From one of our most imaginative and inventive writers, a crystalline collection of perfectly modulated, sometimes harrowing and often hilarious investigations into the multifaceted ways in which human beings perceive each other and themselves. A couple suspects their friends think them boring; a woman resolves to see herself as nothing but then concludes she's set too high a goal; and a funeral home receives a letter rebuking it for linguistic errors. Lydia Davis once again proves in the words of the Los Angeles Times "one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ncnsstnt - LibraryThing
If you are only going to read one of Lydia Davis' story collections, this would be the one to read. It contains my favorite Davis story, "The Old Dictionary". Here's a hint, though. Do not read her ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amydross - LibraryThing
I'm not sure what to make of this book. I got it because I wanted something that undermined our expectations of what fiction is -- something strange and unexpected and maybe a little mind blowing ... Read full review