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Break It Down by Lydia Davis
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Oct 18, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: important-lady-writers

lydia davis punched out every lady author i worshiped before her. so much tougher and aware than didion. none of the light self-pity that is sort entwined in loorie moore's work. it's clean and sad. it's less of a game than her ex-husband's (paul auster) books can be. i feel like lydia davis is peeping in my apartment at night. and that is so much more terrifying than any of the premises and theory of the new york triology. god. she cracked my heart open like a pomegranate, but i enjoyed looking at all the red pieces inside.
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October 18, 2009 – Shelved
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November 30, 2009 – Finished Reading
July 29, 2010 – Shelved as: important-lady-writers

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