Lydia Davis's New Short Stories, 'Can't and Won't'

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Lydia Davis talks about her new collection of short stories, Can’t and Won’t. Her stories may be one-liners or they may be lengthier investigations, stories in the form of letters of complaint, stories extracted from Flaubert’s correspondence, or they may be inspired by the author’s own dreams or the dreams of friends. Davis is a MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and in 2013 she was awarded the Man Booker International Prize.


Lydia Davis

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Pascale from Atlanta

To answer the question you asked your guest, Leonard, as a translator myself, I can tell you that when we come across a story that is badly written, we have no choice but improve it, for the sake of the readers, although why a book badly written can be published in the first place is beyond me ^^

May. 07 2014 01:25 PM
dedra from NYC

Ask her about her Blanchot work

May. 07 2014 01:22 PM

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