The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

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Descripción Picador, 2010. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Among the true originals of contemporary American short fiction." San Francisco Chronicle "Davis is a magician of self-consciousness. Few writers now working make the words on the page matter more." JONATHAN FRANZEN "All who know [Davis's] work probably remember their first time reading it . . . Blows the roof off of so many of our assumptions about what constitutes short fiction." DAVE EGGERS, McSweeney's "Sharp, deft, ironic, understated, and consistently surprising." JOYCE CAROL OATES "The best prose stylist in America." RICK MOODY "This welcome collection of Lydia Davis's short fiction, which gathers stories from four previously published volumes, reveals that her obsessions have remained fairly consistent over the past 30 years: frustrated love, the entanglements of language, the writer engaged in the act of writing. But even when Davis traverses familiar territory, her masterful sentence style and peculiar perceptiveness make each work unmistakably distinct. Davis is known for her ability to pack big themes into a tight space; many stories here are less than a page, and some consist of only one sentence. The longer pieces frequently find her narrators making much out of the seemingly meager. In "The Bone," which first appeared in the collection Break It Down, a woman describes in detached detail the night a fishbone was caught in her now ex-husband's throat. In "The Mice" a narrator feels rejected by the mice that will not come into her kitchen, "as they come into the kitchens of [her] neighbors."--Kimberly King Parsons, Time Out New York "Lydia Davis is one of the best writers in America, a fact that has been kept under wraps by her specialization in short fiction rather than the novel and her discomfort with the idea of one event following another in some sensible pattern, an expectation she frequently plays with, as a kitten will with your fingers. Watch out for those teeth and claws. With the publication of this big book, The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis , Davis might well receive the kind of notice she''s long been due. She is the funniest writer I know; the unique pleasure of her wit resides in its being both mordant and beautifully sorrowful (her short piece "Selfish" begins, "The useful thing about being a selfish person is that when your children get hurt you don''t mind so much because you yourself are all right," and you can see the regrets that birthed the sentence, even while it cracks you up). Like many great writers of short pieces she is able to convert everyday experience into a light comic dramacooking for her husband in "Meat, My Husband" or the task of writing in "What Was Interesting"that builds toward a piercing moment of reality. Some of Davis''s stories are only one or two sentences long and many don''t exceed two pages, which is good, because seeing them all together in this 700-page volume and surviving the power of the longer ones, you realize you''re lucky to be getting out of the book psychically intactor almost intact. She''s that good."--Vince Passaro, O, The Oprah Magazine "What to do with all the empty white space that drifts over the 733 pages and nearly 200 fictions of The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis ? Make origami, maybe. Like Don DeLillo, who drafted Underworld at the pace of one paragraph per sheet of paperthe technique, he once explained, evolved out of "a sensitivity to the actual appearance of words on a page, to letter-shapes and letter-combinations"Lydia Davis is as much sculptor as writer. "I put that word on the page,/but he added the apostrophe," reads the entirety of one recent story, "Collaboration With Fly." Another, "My Mother''s Reaction to My Travel Plans," doesn''t even stretch onto a second line: "Gainsville! It''s too bad your cousin is dead!''"--Zach Baron, Village Voice "No one writes a story like Lydia Davis. In the years since she began publishing her lyrical, extremely short fic. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0312655398

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Davis, Lydia
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Descripción St Martin s Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 180 x 114 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 (1986) to the 2007 National Book Award nominee Varieties of Disturbance. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis is an event in American letters. Nº de ref. de la librería KNV9780312655396

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Davis, Lydia
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Descripción St Martin s Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 180 x 114 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 (1986) to the 2007 National Book Award nominee Varieties of Disturbance. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis is an event in American letters. Nº de ref. de la librería KNV9780312655396

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Descripción Picador. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 752 pages. Dimensions: 7.1in. x 4.5in. x 2.7in.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, Daviss short stories will be collected in one volume, from the groundbreaking 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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780312655396

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