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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 11.90
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 is... more...
- Picador 2002; US$ 6.79
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$ 15.50
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, with such... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 11.90
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$ 11.20
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79
Lydia Davis's collection Almost No Memory is richly inventive array of playful philosophical investigations, involuted domestic disputes, and fables of the dark fantastic. With wittily restrained intensity, she again portrays the contemplative self caught in the paradoxical world. In 'Pastor Elaine's Newsletter,' a harried mother studies a Bible... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.90
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.68
The first and only novel by Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2013. 'It surprised me, over and over, to find that I was with such a young man. He was twenty-two when I met him. He turned twenty-three while I knew him, but by the time I turned thirty-five I did not know where he was anymore.' Mislabelled boxes, confusing... more...