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Author: Lydia Davis
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A fifth collection by the author of the National Book Award finalist, Varieties of Disturbance, includes pithy one-liners, exploratory observations and letters of complaint, including "A Small Story About a Small Box of Chocolates," in which a professor is stymied by her choices.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Davis
ISBN: 9780374118587 0374118582
OCLC Number: 846545526
Awards: Man Booker International Prize, 2013
Description: xi, 289 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A story of stolen salamis --
The dog hair --
Circular story --
Idea for a sign --
Bloomington --
The cook's lesson --
At the bank --
Awake in the night --
At the bank: 2 --
The two Davises and the rug --
Contingency (vs. necessity) --
Brief incident in short a, long a, and schwa --
Contingency (vs. necessity) 2: on vacation --
A story told to me by a friend --
The bad novel --
After you left --
The bodyguard --
The child --
The churchyard --
My sister and the Queen of England --
The visit to the dentist --
Letter to a frozen peas manufacturer --
The cornmeal --
Two undertakers --
I ask Mary about her friend, the depressive, and his vacation --
The magic of the train --
Eating fish alone --
Can't and Won't --
Pouchet's wife --
Dinner --
The dog --
The grandmother --
The dreadful mucamas --
Reversible story --
A woman, thirty --
How I know what I like (six versions) --
Handel --
The force of the subliminal --
Her geography: Alabama --
The funeral --
The husband-seekers --
In the gallery --
The low sun --
The landing --
The language of the telephone company --
The coachman and the worm --
Letter to a marketing manager --
The last of the Mohicans --
Grade two assignment --
Master --
An awkward situation --
Housekeeping observation --
The execution --
A note from the paperboy --
In the train station --
The moon --
My footsteps --
How I read as quickly as possible through my back issues of the TLS --
Notes during long phone conversation with mother --
Men --
Negative emotions --
I'm pretty comfortable, but I could be a little more comfortable --
Judgement --
The chairs --
My friend's creation --
The piano --
The party --
The cows --
The exhibition --
Letter to a peppermint candy company --
Her geography: Illinois --
Odon von Horvath out walking --
On the train --
The problem of the vacuum cleaner --
The seals --
Learning medieval history --
My school friend --
The piano lesson --
The schoolchildren in the large building --
The sentence and the young man --
Molly, female cat: history/findings --
The letter to the foundation --
The results of one statistical study --
Revise: 1 --
Short conversation (in airport departure lounge) --
Revise: 2 --
Left luggage --
Waiting for takeoff --
Industry --
The sky above Los Angeles --
Two characters in a paragraph --
Swimming in Egypt --
The language of things in the house --
The washerwomen --
Letter to a hotel manager --
Her birthday --
My childhood friend --
Their poor dog --
Hello dear --
Not interested --
Old woman, old fish --
Staying at the pharmacist's --
The song --
Two former students --
A small story about a small box of chocolates --
The woman next to me on the airplane --
Writing --
Wrong thank-you in theater --
The rooster --
Sitting with my little friend --
The old soldier --
Two sligo lads --
The woman in red --
If at the wedding (at the zoo) --
The gold digger of Goldfields --
The old vacuum cleaner keeps dying on her --
Flaubert and point of view --
Family shopping --
Local obits --
Letter to the president of the American Biographical Institute, Inc. --
Nancy Brown will be in town --
Ph.D.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Cannot and will not
Responsibility: Lydia Davis.

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A fifth collection by the author of the National Book Award finalist, Varieties of Disturbance, includes pithy one-liners, exploratory observations and letters of complaint, including "A Small Story About a Small Box of Chocolates," in which a professor is stymied by her choices.

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