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The collected stories of Lydia Davis.

Author: Lydia Davis
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A single-volume compilation of the National Book Award finalist's short stories includes "Break it Down" and "Varieties of Disturbance."
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Lydia, 1947-
Collected stories of Lydia Davis.
(DLC) 2009025451
(OCoLC)317928757
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Davis
ISBN: 9781429989053 142998905X
OCLC Number: 861510741
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 733 pages)
Contents: Break it down (1986). Story --
The fears of Mrs. Orlando --
Liminal : the little man --
Break it down --
Mr. Burdoff's visit to Germany --
What she knew --
The fish --
Mildred and the oboe --
The mouse --
The letter --
Extracts from a life --
The house plans --
The brother-in-law --
How W.H. Auden spends the night in a friend's house --
Mothers --
In a house besieged --
Visit to her husband --
Cockroaches in autumn --
The bone --
A few things wrong with me --
Sketches for a life of Wassilly --
City employment --
Two sisters --
The mother --
Therapy --
French lesson I : Le meurtre --
Once a very stupid man --
The housemaid --
The cottages --
Safe love --
Problem --
What an old woman will wear --
The sock --
Five signs of disturbance. Almost no memory (1997). Meat, my husband --
Jack in the country --
Foucault and pencil --
The mice --
The thirteenth woman --
The professor --
The cedar trees --
The cats in the prison recreation hall --
Wife One in country --
The fish tank --
The center of the story --
Love --
Our kindness --
A natural disaster --
Odd behavior --
St. Martin --
Agreement --
In the garment district --
Disagreement --
The actors --
What was interesting --
In the Everglades --
The family --
Trying to learn --
To reiterate --
Lord Royston's tour --
The other --
A friend of mine --
This condition --
Go away --
Pastor Elaine's newsletter --
A man in our town --
A second chance --
Fear --
Almost no memory --
Mr. Knockly --
How he is often right --
The rape of the Tanuk women --
What I feel --
Lost things --
Glen Gould --
Smoke --
From below, as a neighbor --
The great-grandmothers --
Ethics --
The house behind --
The outing --
A position at the university --
Examples of confusion --
The race of the patient motorcyclists --
Affinity. Samuel Johnson is indignant (2001). Boring friends --
A mown lawn --
City people --
Betrayal --
The white tribe --
Our trip --
Special chair --
Certain knowledge from Herodotus --
Priority --
The meeting --
Companion --
Blind date --
Examples of Remember --
Old Mother and the grouch --
Samuel Johnson is indignant --
New Year's resolution --
First grade : handwriting practice --
Interesting --
Happiest moment --
Jury duty --
A double negative --
The old dictionary --
Honoring the subjunctive --
How difficult --
Losing memory --
Letter to a funeral parlor --
Thyroid diary --
Information from the North concerning the ice --
Murder in Bohemia --
Happy memories --
They take turns using a word they like --
Marie Curie, so honorable woman --
Mir the Hessian --
My neighbors in a foreign place --
Oral history (with hiccups) --
The patient --
Right and wrong --
Alvin the typesetter --
Special --
Selfish --
My husband and I --
Spring spleen --
Her damage --
Workingmen --
In a northern country --
Away from home --
Company --
Finances --
The transformation --
Two sisters (II) --
The furnace --
Young and poor --
The silence of Mrs. Iln --
Almost over: separate bedrooms --
Money. Varieties of disturbance (2007). A man from her past --
Dog and me --
Enlightened --
The good taste contest --
Collaboration with fly --
Kafka cooks dinner --
Tropical storm --
Good Times --
Idea for a short documentary film --
Forbidden subjects --
Two types --
The senses --
Grammar questions --
Hand --
The caterpillar --
Child care --
We miss you : a study of get-well letters from a class of fourth-graders --
Passing wind --
Television --
Jane and the cane --
Getting to know your body --
Absentminded --
Southward bound, reads Worstward Ho --
The walk --
Varieties of disturbance --
Lonely --
Mrs. D and her maids --
20 sculptures in one hour --
Nietszche --
What you learn about the baby --
Her mother's mother --
How it is done --
Insomnia --
Burning family members --
The way to perfection --
The fellowship --
Helen and Vi : a study in health and vitality --
Reducing expenses --
Mother's reaction to my travel plans --
For sixty cents --
How shall I mourn them? --
A strange impulse --
How she could not drive --
Suddenly afraid --
Getting better --
Head, heart --
The strangers --
The busy road --
Order --
The fly --
Traveling with mother --
Index entry --
My son --
Example of the continuing past tense in a hotel room --
Cape Cod diary --
Almost over : what's the word? --
A different man.
Other Titles: Short stories

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A single-volume compilation of the National Book Award finalist's short stories includes "Break it Down" and "Varieties of Disturbance."

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