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Collected Stories of Lydia Davis: Complete Collection, The

Collected Stories of Lydia Davis: Complete Collection, The

Geschrieben von Lydia Davis

Erzählt von Mia Barron, Jonathan Davis und Thérèse Plummer


Collected Stories of Lydia Davis: Complete Collection, The

Geschrieben von Lydia Davis

Erzählt von Mia Barron, Jonathan Davis und Thérèse Plummer

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4.5/5 (6 Bewertungen)
Länge:
21 Stunden
Freigegeben:
Jan 1, 2014
ISBN:
9781490662084
Format:
Hörbuch

Beschreibung

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 nominee Varieties of Disturbance .
Freigegeben:
Jan 1, 2014
ISBN:
9781490662084
Format:
Hörbuch


Über den Autor

Lydia Davis is the author of The End of the Story: A Novel and several story collections. Her collection Varieties of Disturbance: Stories was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is the recipient of a MacArthur fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award of Merit Medal, and was named a Chevalier of the Order of the Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern writers, including Maurice Blanchot, Michel Leiris, and Marcel Proust. Lydia Davis is the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize.

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  • (5/5)
    One of the best collections of short stories I've read. That's all I can say.

    Update 2/25/12--Ha, in my earlier review, I left out a key word: best. I was correct in that it was indeed a collection of short stories.
  • (4/5)
    I am so thankful I happened upon a review of Lydia Davis and that I picked up this book on a whim. I love, love, love these stories! I have never read anything written in a style quite like hers. The stories in this collection range from less than one page long to dozens of pages long, and even though they are short, I was able to read only 3 or 4 in one sitting so as to savour and understand as much as I could. Some stories are symbolic of a much deeper meaning and some, I think, are simply just a story told in a unique way. I like her run-on yet coherent style. I like how each story is a little glimpse into a character's inner life, and how they evoke such interesting feelings in me.
  • (5/5)
    This is a really unusual collection of short stories. Lydia Davis plays with structure in a manner I have not seen before. I saw her speak as part of the Rochester Arts & Lecture Series 2010-2011, and was powerfully struck by her intellect and very dry wit. These qualities come through in her stories. She is a master of minutiae, able to make a pwerful statement in as little as 2-3 sentences. This is a great collection to pick up and put down in order to savor the material over time.
  • (4/5)
    A mixed bag of little gems, some flawed and cracked, others brilliant, all of them interesting. Davis is fiercely intellectual but never pedantic; within the stictly delimited space of her very short stories she can flit between erudite French wordplay and poignant commentary about being human. She has a keen sense of humor, a cultured ear, and a sharp eye. She can say more and do more in six paragraphs than most writers can achieve in a thick novel. This book made me want to write fiction again, if you can call this fiction.