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CHARACTERS Û The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis Lydia Davis acclaimed Stories of MOBI í fiction writer and translator is famous in literary circles for her extremely brief and brilliantly inventive short stories In fall she received one of MacArthur Foundation “Genius” awards In granting the award the MacArthur Foundation praised Davis’s work for showing “how language The Collected PDF \ itself can entertain how all that what one word says and leaves unsaid can hold.

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  • s.penkevich

    CHARACTERS Û The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis The Collected Stories of Lydia DavisLydia Davis shits out tiny nuggets of pure golden prose and says 'oh this old thing' This is 5 stars of brillance and an extra star for the stories that will manifest in your mind as your imagination takes over to fill in the unmentioned and try to place the greater horizons of these characters circumstancesLike her stories I'm keeping this short However these stories will leave a long lasting impression Highly recommended especially for fans of flash fiction and authors such as Amelia Gray


  • Sarah

    CHARACTERS Û The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis The Collected Stories of Lydia DavisI almost didn't want to tell anyone I was reading this because it blew my mind so hard that I'd almost prefer it to have been a dream or something Let's just never mention it


  • Courtney Johnston

    CHARACTERS Û The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis The Collected Stories of Lydia DavisPeople often say they read books for escapism I certainly read for solace and comfort This kind of reading is not for escaping I think but for enduring I will read this until this situation has passed; I will read this until this feeling has gone away The mood I find hardest to ameliorate with books is that one where you drift restlessly round the house picking things up and putting them down starting things and then walking off again when you're feeling a little fractured a little uncertain a bit off centre In this mood non fiction is too heavy poetry too insubstantial fiction too hard to believe inI think from now on I'll reach for a copy of Lydia Davis's short stories Today feeling a little fractured and uncertain I picked up Lydia Davis's collected short stories a book lent to me by friends several weeks ago but which I'll need a copy of for myself Davis's short stories bring new brevity to that term they range between a few wor


  • Sentimental Surrealist

    CHARACTERS Û The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis The Collected Stories of Lydia DavisI was all geared up to declare Lydia Davis the best living author on the strength of these four collections I haven't yet read Can't and Won't Stories or The End of the Story but I'll get there and while I stopped myself when I remembered the juggernaut that is Pynchon I'm still not sure I was too far off the mark She's certainly with Borges and O'Connor gone the best living author of short stories with apologies to Amy Hempel So why am I so impressed with Lydia Davis Part of it is her impressive pedigree She strikes me as a combination of David Foster Wallace's meticulous eye for detail with Donald Barthelme's willingness to do anything only sans DFW's lengthier tendencies hence Barthelme and without as much of Barthelme's playfulness while humor is a key aspect of Davis


  • Jamie

    CHARACTERS Û The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis The Collected Stories of Lydia DavisThese stories don’t so much bloom and bleed over their blank pages as hold their breath fill up their lungs and wait for you to tiptoe past They’re claustrophobic and lonely a three floor walk up to an elbow apartment with pale sunlight and the city below under glass“Break It Down” though gets five stars


  • Paul Sánchez Keighley

    CHARACTERS Û The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis The Collected Stories of Lydia DavisI made itThis omnibus consists of four short story collections by Lydia Davis written between 1986 and 2007 Being famous mostly for her micro stories I expected it to be a sort of coffee table book you could pick up read a couple of stories at random and put down again Only it’s not; it’s four books packed back to back begging to be judged individually on their own merits Once I understood that I decided to read the books and stories in order from cover to coverWhat I enjoyed most about the experience was seeing the evolution of her style from book to book I mentioned in my review of Samuel Johnson Is Indignant links to reviews below that it feels like Davis is always rewriting the same book and conseuently reading them this way feels like walking past the many draughts of a famous painting at an exhibition before reaching the well known masterpiece at the end of the hal


  • Kathryn Bashaar

    CHARACTERS Û The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis The Collected Stories of Lydia DavisSome of the stories in this collection are genius I especially like the ones where she plays with the whole notion of truthfictionlies and how slippery those concepts can be On the other hand some of the stories are not even really stories I've written better thought out stuff in my personal journal on a bad day Here is the full text of one story Gainesville It's too bad your cousin is dead Aw come on gimme a break If I an unknown writer were to submit this to any literary journal on the planet what do you think the chances are that it would be considered for publication for even a second Go ahead and think about it for a minute I'll waitYeah Therefore it has no business appearing in the collected works of a respected and much published author Just because someone who already has credentials tries to pass off a passing thought or an amusing comment as a story doesn't make it one Good God have some respect for your craft and for those of us who are still sweating blood trying to writ


  • Maureen

    CHARACTERS Û The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis The Collected Stories of Lydia DavisLydia Davis is certainly different and i can't say i'd read anything uite like this except in terms of brevity up until this collection i can't say i adored it though or even that i really liked most of what was here four story collections are combined Break it down 1986 Almost No Memory 1997 Samuel Johnson is Indignant 2001


  • Janet

    CHARACTERS Û The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis The Collected Stories of Lydia DavisHow to read a book like this that's what's interesting me most in the community reviews on Lydia Davis' collected short stories I've begun accidentally by my boyfriend reading me two of the stories knowing I'm a Russia fan reading me the mock historical travel piece 'Lord Royton's Tour' in which she perfectly cap


  • Peter Clothier

    CHARACTERS Û The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis The Collected Stories of Lydia DavisI have been reading The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis like drinking a fine wine There's a taste of Kafka a hint of Richard Brautigan definitely a flavor of Borges Russell Edson lurking in there somewhere too And a couple of others I have not yet been able to identify Not that Davis in any way derivative that's not what I mean It's a distinct pleasure to read her and make all these associations Her stories are a fine blend of the absurd and the lyrical the emotionally disturbing and the outright comic Her characters such as they are are defined sidewise somehow by their uirks and neuroses by their insecurities and their never uite satisfying