The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis

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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.

 

About Lydia Davis

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Lydia Davis is the author of the story collections Almost No Memory (Picador, 2001) and Break it Down, and the novel The End of the Story. She has won the Guggenheim, the Lannan Foundation Award, the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Award and a Chevalier from the French government.
 
Published October 26, 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 749 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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("If you could have your mother die a second time you might be prepared to fight for a private room that had no other person in it watching television while she died, but if you were prepared to fight for that, and did, you might have to lose your mother again in order to know enough to ask them ...

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("If you could have your mother die a second time you might be prepared to fight for a private room that had no other person in it watching television while she died, but if you were prepared to fight for that, and did, you might have to lose your mother again in order to know enough to ask them ...

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("If you could have your mother die a second time you might be prepared to fight for a private room that had no other person in it watching television while she died, but if you were prepared to fight for that, and did, you might have to lose your mother again in order to know enough to ask them ...

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The Telegraph

In the story “Mothers”, mothers make everyone uncomfortable: “They have suffered for our sakes, and most often in a place where we could not see them.” In “The Mother”, mothers criticise: “The girl wrote a story.

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Oregon Live

That is, you can take this book in all at once in its full, demented glory, and read and read and read until you feel dizzy with Davis' strange and wonderful worldview.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Lydia Davis is the author of seven short story collections, including the 2007 National Book Award finalist Varieties of Disturbance.

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Oprah.com

Lydia Davis is one of the best writers in America, a fact that has been kept under wraps by her specialization in short fiction rather than the novel and her discomfort with the idea of one event following another in some sensible pattern, an expectation she frequently plays with, as a kitten wil...

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