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  • Break It Down

    By Lydia Davis

    Our Price: $14.00
    • 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.
  • Fibrils: The Rules of the Game, Volume 3 (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)

    By Michel Leiris

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300212396
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: March 2017
  • Letters to His Neighbor

    By Marcel Proust

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780811224116
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: August 2017
  • 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: (Movie Tie-In)

    By Gustave Flaubert

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143129110
    • Publisher: Penguin Classics
    • Published: May 2015
    Now a major motion picture starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Laura Carmichael, Ezra Miller, and Rhys Ifans, anddirected by Sophie Barthes 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.When published in 1857, Madame Bovary was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for its heroine. Today the novel is considered the first masterpiece of realist fiction. In this landmark translation, Lydia Davis honors the nuances and particulars of a style that has long beguiled readers of French, giving new life in English to the book that redefined the novel as an art form.
  • 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.
  • Manuel a l'usage des femmes de menage: (French Edition)

    By Lucia Berlin

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9782246857822
    • Publisher: Bernard Grasset
    • Published: January 2017
  • Poetry Pamphlets 1-4

    By New Directions

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811220637
    • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
    • Published: April 2013
    The first four collections in our revitalized Poetry Pamphlet series, established to highlight original work from writers around the world as well as forgotten treasures lost in the cracks of literary history.Included are: Two American Scenes: Our Village & A Journey on the Colorado River, by Lydia Davis and Eliot Weinberger; Sorting Facts, or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Chris Marker, by Susan Howe; The Helens of Troy, New York, by Bernadette Mayer; and Pneumatic Antiphonal, by Sylvia Legris.
  • 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
  • Swann's Way

    By Marcel Proust

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142437964
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: November 2004
    (Penguin Classics). Now available in paperback, Lydia Davis's acclaimed, new translation of the first volume of Proust's masterpiece, 'In Search of Lost Time.' 'The transmutation of sensation into sentiment,the ebb tide of memory, waves of emotion such as desire, jealousy and artistic euphoria - this is the material of the enormous and yet singularly light and translucid work.' -Jonathan Lyons. 496p. Pap.
  • 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: $18.00
    • 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.
  • Two Former Students / Zwei ehemalige Studenten

    By Lydia Davis

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783775729277
    • Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
    • Published: August 2012
  • 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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