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  • Published: 22 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141962894
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 752

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis




It's time to discover 'the best prose stylist in America' (Rick Moody)

In place of a blurb, here is but one (very short) story from the wonderful Lydia Davis, a story-teller celebrated for her emotional acuity, her formal inventiveness, and her ability to capture the human mind in overdrive:

'It is extraordinary,' says one woman.
'It is extraordinary,' says the other.

Find out why fellow authors like Ali Smith, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen love her writing so much in this landmark collection of all of her stories to date from across three decades. And why James Wood described this book in the New Yorker as 'a body of work probably unique in American writing' and 'one of the great, strange American literary contributions'.

  • Published: 22 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141962894
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 752

About the author

Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is the author of one novel and several collections of short fiction, the latest of which is Samuel Johnson Is Indignant. She is also the translator of numerous works from the French by, among others, Maurice Blanchot, Pierre Jean Jouve and Michel Leiris, and was recently named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.

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