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Paperback, 87 pages
Published May 28th 1983 by Figures (first published 1983)
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Most of the stories in Story and Other Stories have been reprinted in Break It Down . Unaware, I re-read most of the stories I had already read. Not that I mind re-reading Lydia Davis. In fact, all of the stories in Story and Other Stories have been reprinted with the exception of eight: “The Tasters”, “Television”, “In the Everglades”, “Our Therapy”, “Algebra”, “Gaslight”, “Strangers”, and “March 22, 1983”.

There is an autobiographical undercurrent that connects a handful of the stories. In som
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Lydia Davis, acclaimed fiction writer and translator, is famous in literary circles for her extremely brief and brilliantly inventive short stories. In fall 2003 she received one of 25 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” awards. In granting the award the MacArthur Foundation praised Davis’s work for showing “how language itself can entertain, how all that what one word says, and leaves unsaid, can hold ...more
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