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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

 
 
 
 
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
Author: Lydia Davis
ISBN 13: 9780312655396
ISBN 10: 312655398
Edition: 7th
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2010-10-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 752
List Price: $22.00
 
 

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE A LOS ANGELES TIMES FICTION FAVORITE FOR 2009
A SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE BEST BOOK OF 2009

Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers, a storyteller celebrated for her emotional acuity, her formal inventiveness, and her ability to capture the mind in overdrive. She has been called “an American virtuoso of the short story form” (Salon.com) and “one of the quiet giants . . . of American fiction” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). This volume contains all her stories to date, from the acclaimed Break It Down (1986) to the 2007 National Book Award nominee Varieties of Disturbance.

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis is an event in American letters.

The New York Times - Jan Stuart

Davis nervily inhabits obsessive and haunted personas, her intonation shifting with unsettling precision from the sly to the sinister…Davis approaches the short-story form with jazzy experimentation, tinkering with lists, circumlocutions, even interviews where the questions have been creepily edited out. You don't work your way across this mesa-sized collection so much as pogo-stick about, plunging in wherever the springs meet the page.