The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis audiobook

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis: Volume 1

By Lydia Davis
Read by Mia Barron , Jonathan Davis , and Thérèse Plummer

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc. 9780374270605

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664401464

  • ISBN: 9781664509290

  • ISBN: 9781664656260

Runtime: 21.05 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE A LOS ANGELES TIMES FICTION FAVORITE FOR 2009 A SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE BEST BOOK OF 2009 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 .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A body of work probably unique in American writing, in its combination of lucidity, aphoristic brevity, formal originality, sly comedy, metaphysical bleakness, philosophical pressure, and human wisdom. I suspect that The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis will in time be seen as one of the great, strange American literary contributions.” New Yorker
“Some of Davis’s stories are only one or two sentences long and many don’t exceed two pages, which is good, because seeing them all together in this 700-page volume and surviving the power of the longer ones, you realize you’re lucky to be getting out of the book psychically intact—or almost intact. She’s that good.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Be prepared for a level of self-consciousness (remember, Beckett). Be prepared for narrators with disorienting levels of discomfort (remember, Kafka). Be prepared for moments of beauty that are sharp and merciless (remember, Proust)." Los Angeles Times
“Whatever label readers decide to attach to her work, critics agreed that Davis is one of American literature’s best-kept secrets.” Bookmarks

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Author

Author Bio: Lydia Davis

Author Bio: Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis was born in Northampton, Massachusetts and educated at Barnard College. Her novels and short stories have received numerous awards, including the Whiting Foundation Writers’ Award for Fiction, the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, and the Man Booker International Prize. Her collection, Varieties of Disturbance: Stories was a National Book Award finalist. She has also produced several new translations of French literary classics, including Proust’s Swann’s Way and Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Davis is one of only three authors to have their work featured in the Best American Short Stories and the Best American Poetry series.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 21.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English