Almost No Memory by Lydia Davis

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In suggestive, clipped prose, the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The End of the Story, presents a collection of short stories that captures the convolutions of human relationships and the boundaries of the self."
 

About Lydia Davis

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Lydia Davis is the author of several works of fiction. She is also a noted translator. She teaches at Bard College and lives in Port Ewen, New York.
 
Published September 8, 2001 by Picador. 208 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Soberly eclectic doesn't begin to describe this new assortment of 51 short (often very short) stories from Davis, whose first collection, Break it Down (1986), and novel, The End of the Story (1995), have both received much favorable notice.

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The spirit of Donald Barthelme lives on in the pen of Lydia Davis. One of the most interesting and playful of American experimental writers, Davis (The End of the Story, 1995) is a maker of miniatures

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In ""Foucault and Pencil,"" she writes: ""Sat in subway car, took out Foucault and pencil but did not read, thought instead about situation fraught with conflict, red flag, recent argument concerning travel: argument itself became form of travel, each sentence carrying arguers on to next sentence...

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