The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct 26, 2010 - Fiction - 752 pages
18 Reviews

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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Lydia Davis is a short story writer. She was awarded the Man Booker International prize in 2013. She from her writing seems to be a middle aged woman recently divorced with identity issues. Her ... Read full review

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User Review  - thatotter - LibraryThing

These stories are long on ideas and word choice, and they're short on plot. Her writing reminded me of a lot of things at different points, from Amy Hempel to Borges. Occasionally I'd read something ... 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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