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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 13.99
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;... more...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- Picador 2002; US$ 15.99
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... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available
In place of a blurb, here is but one (very short) story from the wonderful Lydia Davis, a story-teller celebrated for her emotional acuity, her formal inventiveness, and her ability to capture the human mind in overdrive: 'It is extraordinary,' says one woman. 'It is extraordinary,' says the other. Find out why fellow authors like Ali Smith, Dave Eggers,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 27.95
The must-have deluxe edition of the fantastically acclaimed new translation of one of the world's most celebrated novels. Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, she spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and embarks on two disappointing affairs in an effort to make her life everything she believes it should... more...
- Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 16.00
Marcel Proust?s In Search of Lost Time is one of the most entertaining reading experiences in any language and arguably the finest novel of the twentieth century. But since its original prewar translation there has been no completely new version in English. Now, Penguin Classics brings Proust?s masterpiece to new audiences throughout the... more...
- 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 opening... more...