Tuesday, March 3

Lydia Davis

Wikipedia - "Lydia Davis (born July 15, 1947) is an American writer noted for her short stories. Davis is also a novelist, essayist, and translator from French and other languages, and has produced several new translations of French literary classics, including Proust's Swann’s Way and Flaubert's Madame Bovary.  Davis' stories are acclaimed for their brevity and humour. Many are only one or two sentences. Davis has compared these shorter stories to skyscrapers in the sense that they are surrounded by an imposing blank expanse. Some of her stories are considered poetry or somewhere between philosophy, poetry and short story. ... Davis 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."
New Yorker: Long Story Short
NPR: Lydia Davis' New Collection Has Stories Shorter Than This Headline (Video)
Atlantic: Lydia Davis’s Very Short Stories
amazon: Lydia Davis