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Can't and Won't Kindle Edition

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To read Davis is to become a co-conspirator in her way of existing in the world, perplexity combined with vivid observation . . . In a universe drowning in words, Davis is a respite. What she doesn't say is as important as what she does (New York Times Book Review)

Can't and Won't is the most revolutionary collection of stories by an American in twenty-five years (John Freeman Boston Globe)

Short, shorter and brilliant: a unique and dazzling body of work (Oregonian)

Astonishing, touching, memorable, extraordinary . . . Even at her most poetic Davis is a storyteller (Radar)

Profound, beautiful, moving . . . You will go back to a little gem that has wormed its way into your mind and stuck there, and discover that it is indeed a little gem, which sparkles a different way each time and flashes with a brief beauty or hidden meaning (Susan Hill Spectator)

Psychological richness, frequent poignancy . . . Davis hints insistently at how abundant nothingness can be when we bother to look at it (Joshua Cohen Times Literary Supplement)

Can't and Won't shows Davis using precise language to articulate the kind of ideas and impressions which are usually left to float around the subconscious (Max Liu The Independent)

I am also a massive fan of Lydia Davis so was really excited about Can't and Won't (Lauren Mayberry The Observer)

About the Author

Lydia Davis is the author of one novel and four previous story collections, the most recent of which, Varieties of Disturbance, was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is also the acclaimed translator of Swann's Way (2003) and Madame Bovary (2010), both of which were awarded the French American Foundation Translation Prize. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, published in 2009, was described by James Wood in The New Yorker as a "grand cumulative achievement." She is the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 610 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0374118582
  • Publisher: Penguin (3 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H7O86U8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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