I bought the "Break It Down" book. Enjoyed all the stories in it and have recommended it to friends.
I bought the "Break It Down" book. She is a wonderful writer. Some stories were intriguing, but the writing was so minimal in it's style that it left me feeling somewhat cold and empty-even depressed.
Mr. Burdoff’s Visit to Germany. Walking slowly, with difficulty, in her high heels through the sand, legs well apart, she holds her hard shiny purse by its strap and it swings wildly back and forth.
Mr. The sea breeze presses her flowered dress against her thighs and the hem of it flutters gaily around her knees, but her tight silver curls are motionless and she frowns as she plunges on.
Many of the stories in this book were previously published in the following collections by Lydia Davis: The Thirteenth Woman (Living Hand, 1976) . Lydia Davis, Break It Down. Thank you for reading books on GrayCity.
Many of the stories in this book were previously published in the following collections by Lydia Davis: The Thirteenth Woman (Living Hand, 1976); Story and Other Stories (The Figures, 1983). Sketches for a Life of Wassilly was first published by Station Hill Press in 1981.
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Break It Down (2011). Authors: Lydia Davis. Two hats bob along side by side-a Homburg high up on an old man and a black veiled affair with cherries on a little woman-and under the hats the old people argue. Another old woman, bent and feeble, crosses the street slowly in front of our car, looking angry that she has been made to wear this large cone-shaped red hat that is pressing down so heavily on her forehead. Yet another old woman walks on a difficult sidewalk and is cautious about where she sets her feet.
The friend who introduced me to this book - reprinted nicely by High Risk, although I read it in the original, sadly out of print hardback - pointed out that one probably wouldn't want to hang out with Lydia Davis. She's obsessive and a bit morbid, but she nails certain male-female relations cleanly on the head. Smart women do make bad bedmates sometimes, but their books do not.
Listen to books in audio format. Break It Down is Davis at her best. In the words of Jonathan Franzen, she is "a magician of self-consciousness. Lydia Davis once again proves in the words of the Los Angeles Times "one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction. Reading now. Until Trevor.
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Break It Down (1986). This collection of short stories contains 33 stories in 140 pages. We were not on the street but in front of a high hedge.
Break It Down (1986). Fourteen stories are less than three pages long; most of those are a page or a paragraph. He pointed toward an opening in the hedge and said that way and then I’m I am sure said good luck.