The collected stories of Lydia Davis

Author(s): Davis, Lydia, 1947-
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Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xi, 733 p. ; 20 cm
Table of Contents: Break It Down (1986)
Story 3
The Fears of Mrs. Orlando 7
Liminal: The Little Man 12
Break It Down 17
Mr. Burdoff's Visit to Germany 25
What She Knew 32
The Fish 33
Mildred and the Oboe 34
The Mouse 35
The Letter 40
Extracts from a Life 47
The House Plans 51
The Brother-in-Law 62
How W. H. Auden Spends the Night in a Friend's House 64
Mothers 65
In a House Besieged 66
Visit to Her Husband 67
Cockroaches in Autumn 69
The Bone 72
A Few Things Wrong with Me 74
Samuel Johnson is Indignant (2001)
Boring Friends 313
A Mown Lawn 314
City People 315
Betrayal 316
The White Tribe 318
Our Trip 319
Special Chair 323
Certain Knowledge from Herodotus 325
Priority 326
The Meeting 328
Companion 332
Blind Date 333
Examples of Remember 338
Old Mother and the Grouch 339
Samuel Johnson Is Indignant 353
New Year's Resolution 354
First Grade: Handwriting Practice 356
Interesting 357
Happiest Moment 359
Jury Duty 360
A Double Negative 373
The Old Dictionary 374
Honoring the Subjunctive 377
How Difficult 378
Losing Memory 379
Letter to a Funeral Parlor 380
Thyroid Diary 382
Information from the North Concerning the Ice 397
Murder in Bohemia 398
Happy Memories 399
They Take Turns Using a Word They Like 403
Marie Curie, So Honorable Woman 404
Mir the Hessian 423
My Neighbors in a Foreign Place 424
Oral History (with Hiccups) 428
The Patient 430
Right and Wrong 432
Alvin the Typesetter 433
Special 440
Selfish 441
My Husband and I 443
Spring Spleen 444
Her Damage 445
Workingmen 447
In a Northern Country 448
Away from Home 467
Company 468
Finances 470
The Transformation 471
Two Sisters (II) 473
The Furnace 476
Young and Poor 493
The Silence of Mrs. Iln 494
Almost Over: Separate Bedrooms 498
Money 499
Acknowledgment 500
Varieties of Disturbance (2007)
A Man from Her Past 503
Dog and Me 504
Enlightened 505
The Good Taste Contest 506
Collaboration with Fly 508
Kafka Cooks Dinner 509
Tropical Storm 520
Good Times 521
Idea for a Short Documentary Film 522
Forbidden Subjects 523
Two Types 525
The Senses 526
Grammar Questions 527
Hand 530
The Caterpillar 531
Child Care 533
We Miss You: A Study of Get-Well Letters from a Class of Fourth-Graders 534
Passing Wind 561
Television 563
Jane and the Cane 568
Getting to Know Your Body 569
Absentminded 570
Southward Bound, Reads Worstward Ho 571
The Walk 575
Varieties of Disturbance 588
Lonely 591
Mrs. D and Her Maids 592
20 Sculptures in One Hour 620
Nietszche 622
What You Learn About the Baby 623
Her Mother's Mother 634
How It Is Done 635
Insomnia 636
Burning Family Members 637
The Way to Perfection 642
The Fellowship 643
Helen and Vi: A Study in Health and Vitality 644
Reducing Expenses 692
Mother's Reaction to My Travel Plans 695
For Sixty Cents 696
How Shall I Mourn Them? 697
A Strange Impulse 700
How She Could Not Drive 701
Suddenly Afraid 703
Getting Better 704
Head, Heart 705
The Strangers 706
The Busy Road 708
Order 709
The Fly 710
Traveling with Mother 711
Index Entry 713
My Son 714
Example of the Continuing Past Tense in a Hotel Room 715
Cape Cod Diary 716
Almost Over: What's the Word? 732
A Different Man 733
Notes: LCCN: 2009025451
ISBN: 9780374270605 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0374270600 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC Number: 317928757
ISBN/ISSN: 9780374270605
0374270600