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The collected stories of Lydia Davis

Author: Lydia Davis
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Skönlitteratur
Noveller
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Davis
ISBN: 9780312655396 0312655398 9780374270605 0374270600
OCLC Number: 939100841
Description: xi, 733 s
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 distrubance. 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.
Responsibility: Lydia Davis.

Abstract:

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 finalist Varieties of Disturbance. - Cover flap.

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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