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Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis
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it was amazing
bookshelves: short-stories

Well, wow.

First of all, I can't believe that I've never read any of her work before.

This collection is what I imagine a writer's diary to be like: the stories range from a line or two to 25 pages. Each start on a new page. Some are dreams. Some are (translated) excerpts from Flaubert. Letters. Snippets of conversation. Davis elevates the mundane to philosophical pondering, and brings down the self-important.

I want to read more.

And start a writer's diary.
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Reading Progress

April 13, 2014 – Shelved
April 13, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
May 15, 2014 – Started Reading
May 15, 2014 – Shelved as: short-stories
May 15, 2014 –
page 12
4.15% "Twelve pages in. Mind blown."
May 17, 2014 – Finished Reading

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