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Lydia Davis is the author of several works of fiction. She is also a noted translator. She teaches at Bard College and lives in Port Ewen, New York. (Publisher Provided) Lydia Davis is a writer and translator. She is a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany, SUNY, and was a näytä lisää Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University in 2012. Davis has published six collections of short stories, including The Thirteenth Woman and Other Stories (1976) and Break It Down (1986), a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her most recent collection was Varieties of Disturbance, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2007 and a Finalist for the National Book Award. Davis' stories are acclaimed for their brevity and humor. Many are only one or two sentences. Her book Can't and Won't made the New York Times Bestseller List in 2014. She has also translated Proust, Flaubert, Blanchot, Foucault, Michel Leiris, Pierre Jean Jouve and other French writers, as well as the Dutch writer A.L. Snijders. In October 2003 Davis received a MacArthur Fellowship. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005. Davis was announced as the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize on 22 May 2013. Davis won £60,000 as part of the biennial award. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (2009) 1,172 kappaletta, 22 arvostelua
Can't and Won't (2014) 541 kappaletta, 22 arvostelua
The End of the Story (1994) 518 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
Samuel Johnson Is Indignant: Stories (2001) 434 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Varieties of Disturbance: Stories (2007) 385 kappaletta, 21 arvostelua
Break It Down (1986) 282 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Almost No Memory (1997) 261 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Essays One (2019) 246 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Our Strangers (2023) 64 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Cows (Quarternote Chapbook Series) (2011) 63 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua

Associated Works

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A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories (2015) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset1,816 kappaletta, 61 arvostelua
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Avustaja — 363 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories (1999) — Avustaja — 353 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997) — Avustaja — 337 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories (2004) — Avustaja — 267 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
The Best American Poetry 2001 (2001) — Avustaja — 223 kappaletta
Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story (2012) — Avustaja; Johdanto — 222 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Avustaja — 209 kappaletta
McSweeney's Issue 6 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): We Now Know Who (2001) — Avustaja — 202 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
No Tomorrow (1812) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset201 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by Joseph Cornell (2001) — Avustaja — 195 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
McSweeney's Issue 4: Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying (2000) — Avustaja — 163 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Granta 68: Love Stories (1999) — Avustaja — 153 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Avustaja — 145 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Best American Poetry 2008 (2008) — Avustaja — 135 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Scratches (1948) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset130 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Avustaja — 126 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Avustaja — 116 kappaletta
Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Avustaja — 114 kappaletta
Letters to His Neighbor (2013) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset105 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Tocqueville: A Biography (1984) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset102 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Looking at Pictures (2006) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset98 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
McSweeney's Issue 42 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): Multiples (2013) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Collected Poems: A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text (2013) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset58 kappaletta
Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Surreal and the Sublime from Tin House (2011) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (2003) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader (2003) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
Granta 151: Membranes (2020) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Lapham's Quarterly - Lines of Work: Volume IV, Number 2, Spring 2011 (2011) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Electric Literature No. 2 (2009) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Black Clock 21 (2016) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Poetry Magazine Vol. 201 No. 5, February 2013 (2012) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Arabs and Israelis: A Dialogue (1975) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset3 kappaletta
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Virallinen nimi
Davis, Lydia
Northampton, Massachusetts, Yhdysvallat
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
East Nassau, New York, USA
Port Ewen, New Jersey, USA
New York, New York, USA
Barnard College
professor (Creative Writing ∙ Bard College)
Auster, Paul (entinen puoliso)
Bard College
State University of New York, Albany
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Kansainvälinen Booker-palkinto (2013)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Lydia Davis (Massachusetts, 1947), momenteel professor creative writing aan de universiteit van Albany, heeft negen verhalenbundels en één roman (The End of the Story, 1995) gepubliceerd. Haar verhalen zijn kort (twee tot drie pagina’s) en ultrakort (twee tot drie zinnen). Volgens de jury heeft haar werk de beknoptheid en de precisie van poëzie. Haar inventieve en zorgvuldig geschreven verhalen kunnen net zo goed miniaturen worden genoemd, of anekdotes, essays, grappen, parabels, fabels, teksten, aforismen of zelfs spreuken. Eenzelfde zorgvuldigheid kenmerkt ook haar vertalingen van Franse literatuur en filosofie, van onder meer Du côté de chez Swann van Marcel Proust en Madame Bovary van Gustave Flaubert.



We all love her for good reason
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Overgaard | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 20, 2023 |
“...In any case I would rather suffer a slight discomfort than be complicit in the felling of old-growth trees in Canadian boreal forests merely in order to enjoy virgin toilet paper that is softer and tears more neatly.”

I had not read Lydia Davis before but being a fan of short fiction, I wanted to give her a try. Her style is definitely not for everyone- most of the stories are just a few lines but her clever observations on everyday life, have an almost hypnotic draw to them. I think very few writers could pull this off and keep the reader engaged. That said, my interest began to flag in the final 3rd of the collection but I still came away satisfied.… (lisätietoja)
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msf59 | 1 muu arvostelu | Oct 22, 2023 |
Mixed bag, and disappointing after my delighted dive through her Essays Two: On Proust, Translation, Foreign Languages, and the City of Arles. Warning: if you have arthritis in your hands, consider an e-book version: this hefty and very fat book will not lie flat, and requires both hands to brace it open.

I loved Essays Two because I'm a Francophile and have a fascination for the challenges of translation. In this one, she gives a great deal of attention to close analysis of writers I have never heard of - her scope of reading is astoundingly broad. Between that and the dedication she expends on her daily notebooks, I don't know how she has time to write! But write she does, rigorously, stringently, with a focus on the use and meaning of every syllable. For example: since she knows that the word "dilapidated" is based on the root lapis (which means stone), she deems it inappropriate to use that adjective to describe anything but a building - so don't try to get away with an impoverished man's "dilapidated trousers." Still, you have to admire the scrupulousness.

I'm not especially attracted to tricks in writing stories: can you write a story in two sentences? A poem in a single word? A story that can be read from top to bottom... or from the last sentence to the first? She herself likes to play with these challenges, but they make me feel as though the gamesmanship overpowers - and even disrespects - the story and possibly the reader. Nevertheless, she knows what she's doing and why, so the essays about the craft of writing are worthwhile, with abundant suggestions for additional sources and writers to investigate.

I skimmed a lot, enjoyed a lot - just not as much as Essays Two. I did order Virginia Tufte's Artful Sentences because I need all the help I can get with how to use rhythms and accents and word choice and structure to make a sentence sing. That recommendation alone made this worth reading.
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JulieStielstra | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 19, 2023 |
Really loved this collection, more so than the first volume. I only know one language, and have always felt impoverished and ashamed of that. But I do love to read about other languages, and language in general, and Lydia Davis is a great writer and translator. I loved learning about how she translates, the problems she faced, and the funny projects she chose for herself.

In the midst of reading this book I saw a really distressing bit of news about Davis’s son. A terrible story, I feel very sad for her and her family.… (lisätietoja)
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steve02476 | Jan 3, 2023 |



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