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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 22.99
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.98
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99
"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, with the present collection, Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves."... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 14.99
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...
- Picador 2002; US$ 8.99
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 17.58
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...
- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99
Lydia Davis is the author of one novel and four previous story collections, the most recent of which, Varieties of Disturbance , was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is also the acclaimed translator of Swann's Way (2003) and Madame Bovary (2010), both of which were awarded the French American Foundation Translation Prize.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98
Can't and Won't is the new collection from Lydia Davis, one of the greatest short story writers alive. WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2013 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... more...