Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

ISBN-10: 0312655398

ISBN-13: 9780312655396

Edition: 2010

Authors: 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 groundbreakingBreak It Down(1986) to the 2007 National Book Award nomineeVarieties of Disturbance. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davisis an event in American letters.Lydia Davisis 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 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern writers including Maurice Blanchot, Michel Leiris, and Marcel Proust. Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers, a storyteller celebrated for her inventiveness, and her ability to capture the mind in overdrive. 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). This volume contains all her stories to date, from the acclaimedBreak It Down(1986) to the 2007 National book Award finalistVarieties of Disturbance.
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List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.16" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Lydia Davis is a writer and translator. She is a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany, SUNY, and was a Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University in 2012. Davis has published six collections of short stories, including The Thirteenth Woman and Other Stories (1976) and Break It Down (1986), a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her most recent collection was Varieties of Disturbance, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2007 and a Finalist for the National Book Award. Davis' stories are acclaimed for their brevity and humor. Many are only one or two sentences. Her book Can't and Won't made the New York Times Bestseller List in 2014. She has also translated Proust, Flaubert, Blanchot, Foucault, Michel Leiris, Pierre Jean Jouve and other French writers, as well as the Dutch writer A.L. Snijders. In October 2003 Davis received a MacArthur Fellowship. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005. Davis was announced as the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize on 22 May 2013. Davis won �60,000 as part of the biennial award.

Break it Down (1986)
The Fears of Mrs. Orlando
Liminal: The Little Man
Break It Down
Mr. Burdoff's Visit to Germany
What She Knew
The Fish
Mildred and the Oboe
The Mouse
The Letter
Extracts from a Life
The House Plans
The Brother-in-Law
How W. H. Auden Spends the Night in a Friend's House
In a House Besieged
Visit to Her Husband
Cockroaches in Autumn
The Bone
A Few Things Wrong with Me
Sketches for a Life of Wassilly
City Employment
Two Sisters
The Mother
French Lesson I: Le Meurtre
Once a Very Stupid Man
The Housemaid
The Cottages
Safe Love
What an Old Woman Will Wear
The Sock
Five Signs of Disturbance
Almost No Memory (1997)
Meat, My Husband
Jack in the Country
Foucault and Pencil
The Mice
The Thirteenth Woman
The Professor
The Cedar Trees
The Cats in the Prison Recreation Hall
Wife One in Country
The Fish Tank
The Center of the Story
Our Kindness
A Natural Disaster
Odd Behavior
St. Martin
In the Garment District
The Actors
What Was Interesting
In the Everglades
The Family
Trying to Learn
To Reiterate
Lord Royston's Tour
The Other
A Friend of Mine
This Condition
Go Away
Pastor Elaine's Newsletter
A Man in Our Town
A Second Chance
Almost No Memory
Mr. Knockly
How He Is Often Right
The Rape of the Tanuk Women
What I Feel
Lost Things
Glenn Could
From Below, as a Neighbor
The Great-Grandmothers
The House Behind
The Outing
A Position at the University
Examples of Confusion
The Race of the Patient Motorcyclists
Samuel Johnson is Indignant (2001)
Boring Friends
A Mown Lawn
City People
The White Tribe
Our Trip
Special Chair
Certain Knowledge from Herodotus
The Meeting
Blind Date
Examples of Remember
Old Mother and the Grouch
Samuel Johnson Is Indignant
New Year's Resolution
First Grade: Handwriting Practice
Happiest Moment
Jury Duty
A Double Negative
The Old Dictionary
Honoring the Subjunctive
How Difficult
Losing Memory
Letter to a Funeral Parlor
Thyroid Diary
Information from the North Concerning the Ice
Murder in Bohemia
Happy Memories
They Take Turns Using a Word They Like
Marie Curie, So Honorable Woman
Mir the Hessian
My Neighbors in a Foreign Place
Oral History (with Hiccups)
The Patient
Right and Wrong
Alvin the Typesetter
My Husband and I
Spring Spleen
Her Damage
In a Northern Country
Away from Home
The Transformation
Two Sisters (II)
The Furnace
Young and Poor
The Silence of Mrs. Separate
Almost Over: Seperate Bedrooms
Varieties of Disturbance (2007)
A Man from her Past
Dog and Me
The Good Taste Contest
Collaboration with Fly
Kafka Cooks Dinner
Tropical Storm
Good Times
Idea for a Short Documentary Film
Forbidden Subjects
Two Types
The Senses
Grammar Questions
The Caterpillar
Child Care
We Miss You: A Study of Get-Well Letters from a Class of Fourth-Graders
Passing Wind
Jane and the Cane
Getting to Know Your Body
Southward Bound, Reads Worstward Ho
The Walk
Varieties of Disturbance
Mrs. D and Her Maids
20 Sculptures in One Hour
What You Learn About the Baby
Her Mother's Mother
How It Is Done
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