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Lydia Davis



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19 November 2019
Autobiography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary essays; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Lydia Davis's writing is a masterclass in control- wry, lucid, penetrating, every word placed deliberately. Here she presents a dazzling collection of literary essays, each one as beautifully formed, thought-provoking, playful and illuminating as her critically acclaimed short fiction. Ranging across her many creative influences, including Thomas Pynchon, Michel Leiris, Maurice Blanchot, Lucia Berlin and Joan Mitchell, she returns again and again to her own writing process, joyfully interrogating the limits of literature and the ways in which we can challenge and reinvent it.
By:   Lydia Davis
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 205mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 40mm
Weight:   782g
ISBN:   9780241371473
ISBN 10:   0241371473
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   19 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lydia Davis is the author of Collected Stories, one novel and six short story collections, the most recent of which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern writers, including Gustave Flaubert and Marcel Proust. She won the Man Booker International Prize in 2013.

Reviews for Essays

the beloved American author reflects on reading and writing in typically funny, incisive and tender style. * Stylist * The unclassifiable writer and translator's collected nonfiction shows us a brilliant mind at work. * The New Republic * a cornucopia of illuminating and timeless observations on literature, art, and the craft of writing. * Publisher's Weekly *

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