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  • In Search of Lost Timeby Marcel Proust; Lydia Davis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    Since the original prewar translation there has been no completely new rendering of the French original into English. This translation brings to the fore a more sharply engaged, comic and lucid Proust. IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME is one of the greatest,most entertaining reading experiences in any language. As the great story unfolds from its magical... more...

  • Can't and Won'tby Lydia Davis

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    A new collection of short stories from the woman Rick Moody has called ?the best prose stylist in America? Her stories may be literal one-liners: the entirety of ?Bloomington? reads, ?Now that I have been here for a little while, I can say with confidence that I have never been here before.? Or they may be lengthier investigations of the havoc... more...

  • Can't and Won'tby Lydia Davis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Can't and Won't is the new collection from Lydia Davis, one of the greatest short story writers alive. Lydia Davis has been universally acclaimed for the wit, insight and genre-defying formal inventiveness of her sparkling stories. With titles like 'A Story of Stolen Salamis', 'Letters to a Frozen Pea Manufacturer', 'A Small Story About... more...

  • The End of the Storyby Lydia Davis

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 17.99

    The End of the Story is an energetic, candid, and funny novel about an enduring obsession and a woman's attempt to control it by the telling of the story of it. With ruthless honesty, artful analysis, and crystalline depictions of human and natural landscapes, Lydia Davis's novel offers a compelling illumination of the dilemmas of loss and the process... more...

  • Almost No Memoryby Lydia Davis

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 17.99

    Philosophical inquiry, examinations of language, and involuted domestic disputes are the focus of Lydia Davis?s inventive collection of short fiction, Almost No Memory . In each of these stories, Davis reveals an empathic, sometimes shattering understanding of human relationships. more...

  • The Collected Stories of Lydia Davisby Lydia Davis

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 19.99

    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... more...

  • Break It Downby Lydia Davis

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 13.99

    The thirty-four stories in this seminal collection powerfully display what have become Lydia Davis?s trademarks?dexterity, brevity, understatement, and surprise. Although the certainty of her prose suggests a world of almost clinical reason and clarity, her characters show us that life, thought, and language are full of disorder. Break It Down ... more...

  • Samuel Johnson Is Indignantby Lydia Davis

    Picador 2002; US$ 16.99

    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... more...

  • The Collected Stories of Lydia Davisby Lydia Davis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis is the complete collection of short fiction from the world-renowned Lydia Davis. WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2013 'What stories. Precise and piercing, extremely funny. Nearly all are unlike anything you've ever read' Metro 'I loved these stories. They are so well-written,... more...

  • Varieties of Disturbanceby Lydia Davis

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 14.99

    Lydia Davis has been called ?one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction? ( Los Angeles Times ), ?an American virtuoso of the short story form? ( Salon ), an innovator who attempts ?to remake the model of the modern short story? ( The New York Times Book Review ). Her admirers include Grace Paley, Jonathan Franzen, and Zadie Smith; as... more...