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  • Break It Down

    By Lydia Davis

    Our Price: $5.95 - $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374531447
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    • Published: September 2008
    (FSG Classics). The thirty-four stories in Break It down persuasively display what have become Lydia Davis’s trademarks – dexterity, brevity, understatement, and surprise. Although the certainty of her prose suggests a world of almost clinical reason and clarity, her characters show readers that life, thought, and language are full of disorder. This collection marks Davis at her best: revealing elusive human tendencies through the most unusual means. 177p. Kindle Price: $9.99
  • Can't and Won't

    By Lydia Davis

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250062437
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: March 2015
    A fifth collection by the author of the National Book Award finalist, Varieties of Disturbance, includes pithy one-liners, exploratory observations and letters of complaint, including "A Small Story About a Small Box of Chocolates," in which a professor is stymied by her choices. 50,000 first printing.
  • Death Sentence

    By Maurice Blanchot

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781886449411
    • Publisher: Barrytown/Station Hill
    • Published: June 1998
    Fiction. Translated from the French by Lydia Davis. This long awaited reprint of a book about which John Hollander wrote: "A masterful version of one of the most remarkable novels in any language since World War II," is the story of the narrator's relations with two women, one terminally ill, the other found motionless by him in a darkened room after a bomb explosion has separated them. "Through more than 40 years, the French writer Maurice Blanchot has produced an astonishing body of fiction and criticism," writes Gilbert Sorrentino in the New York Review of Books, and John Updike in The New Yorker: "Blanchot's prose gives an impression, like Henry James, of carrying meanings so fragile they might crumble in transit."
  • Madame Bovary

    By Gustave Flaubert

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670022076
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: September 2010
    The much anticipated new translation of the novel that 'redefined the novel as an art form.' It was only seven years ago that Lydia Davis produced an award-winning, rapturously reviewed new translation of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way. Here, in this landmark publication of MADAME BOVARY, she gives new life to the novel's Flaubertian nuances and particulars, as originally intended, without comprosing this first masterpiece of realist fiction. Suggestions for Further Reading, Chronology, Notes. 342p.
  • Madame Bovary: Provincial Ways

    By Gustave Flaubert

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143106494
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 2011
    Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize. Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, she is married to the provincial doctor Charles Bovary yet harbors dreams of an elegant and passionate life. Escaping into sentimental novels, she finds her fantasies dashed by the tedium of her days. Motherhood proves to be a burden; religion is only a brief distraction. In an effort to make her life everything she believes it should be, she spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and embarks on two disappointing affairs. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, Emma takes drastic action with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter. Lydia Davis provides a “fresh, dynamic, and riveting” 21st-century translation. With a Notes section. 342p.
  • Marie Curie: A Life

    By Francoise Giroud

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780841909779
    • Publisher: Holmes & Meier
    • Published: March 1986
  • Samuel Johnson Is Indignant

    By Lydia Davis

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111794947
    • Publisher: McSweeney's
    • Published: 2001
    (Brooklyn, NY). (2001). 8vo. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by Davis. Touch of soiling to bottom edge of rear board. Light soiling to edgeworn dust jacket, with a few minute tears to edges. NF/VG.
  • Samuel Johnson Is Indignant: Stories

    By Lydia Davis

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312420567
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: September 2002
    A collection of fifty-six pieces of perfectly modulated, sometimes harrowing, and often hilarious investigations into the multifaceted ways in which human beings perceive one another and themselves. A couple suspects their friends think them boring; a woman resolves to see herself as nothing but then concludes she's set too high a goal; and a funeral home receives a letter rebuking it for linguistic errors. 201p.
  • Scraps: The Rules of the Game, Volume 2 (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)

    By Michel Leiris

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300212389
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: March 2017
  • (Lewes). (2007-2008). 8vo. Touch of staining to front panel of dust jacket of vol. 6. Light shelfwear to slipcase. NF in wrappers in NF dust jackets in VG slipcase.
  • The Cows (Quarternote Chapbook Series, #9)

    By Lydia Davis

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781932511932
    • Publisher: Sarabande Books
    • Published: April 2011
    A closes study of the three much-loved cows that live across the road from author Lydia Davis, in upstate New York. The piece, written with understated humor and empathy, is a series of detailed observations of the cows on different days and in different positions, moods, and times of the day. It could be compared to some sections of Wallace Stevens's 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.' Illus., b&w photographs. 40p.
  • The End of the Story

    By Lydia Davis

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312423711
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: July 2004
    Moving across the country to take a job, a writer in her thirties finds herself absorbed in a complex relationship with a much younger man and struggles with its eventual breakdown and a long subsequent period of recovery. Reprint.
  • The Life of Henry Brulard

    By Stendhal

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780940322899
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: January 2002
    A monumental autobiography in which the author revisits his unhappy childhood in a stuffy provincial town and bares his rebellious heart. His adored mother, who died when he was only seven; a father devoted only to his own social ambitions; the aunt whose daily cruelties passed for care; these are among the indelible portraits in a work that captures the sights, sounds, places and characters of Stendhal's youth, its pleasures and sorrows. 497p.
  • Two American Scenes (Poetry Pamphlets)

    By Lydia Davis

    Our Price: $5.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811220415
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: January 2013
    Part of the publisher's revived Poetry Pamphlet series, "Two American Scenes" features two masters of the essay discussing "found material." Original.
  • Varieties of Disturbance: Stories

    By Lydia Davis

    Our Price: $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374281731
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: May 2007
    Lydia Davis's fourth collection extends her reach (and grasp) as never before, in these fifty-seven pieces that take every form from sociological studies to concise poems. Here, she questions the lengths to which one should go to save the life of a caterpillar, proposes a clear account of the sexual act, rides the bus, discusses the limits of marital fidelity, and unlocks the secrets to a long and happy life. A national Book Award finalist. 240p.

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