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Can't and Won't, Davis,  Lydia
Can't and Won't
Lydia Davis

Paperback $19.99 - Penguin UK
Fiction - Published: 27/May/2015 - ISBN: 9780241968086

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'Delightful, deeply moving, deliciously humorous, beautiful and surprising.' Financial Times

'One of America's finest practitioners of prose . . . brimming with renewed inventiveness and the ability to assault readers with an upped dosage of wit, pathos and insight. Stunning, mesmerising.' Herald

'A chance to revel . . . good, funny, remarkable.' Observer

'Take these writings as they come, slowly. You will go back to a little gem that has wormed its way into your mind and stuck there, and discover that it is indeed a little gem, which sparkles a different way each time and flashes with a brief beauty of hidden meaning.' Susan Hill, Spectator

'Davis can invest descriptions of everyday events with startling reserves of emotion. She has a brilliant eye for the surprising, vibrant detail.' Sunday Times

'A clever and refreshing observation of the world around us.' Stylist

'One of the unique creations of American literature.' Prospect

Lydia Davis is the author of one novel and several collections of short fiction, the latest of which is Samuel Johnson Is Indignant. She is also the translator of numerous works from the French by, among others, Maurice Blanchot, Pierre Jean Jouve and Michel Leiris, and was recently named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.

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