Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is a writer known for the brevity and humor of her stories. She is also an acclaimed translator of French literary classics. Soul of wit. 

"You ask me about Edith Wharton. Well, the name is very familiar."

— Lydia Davis, Losing Memory


ARTICLES FEATURING LYDIA

The Book Gets Fatter: Lydia Davis's "Can't and Won't"

If the sentences in that paragraph have the austerity of a textbook — no proper nouns, few concrete details, indeed nothing that typically signals creative writing — you might suspect those sentences were written by Lydia Davis....


The Cows: A Rumination

The Cows seems particularly playful, gentle. Her consciousness here bristles, stirs, even strains, but it rarely furrows or breaks....

The Cows: A Rumination


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