Break It Down

Break It Down

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The thirty-four stories in this seminal collection powerfully 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 us that life, thought, and language are full of disorder. Break It Down is Davis at her best. In the words of Jonathan Franzen, she is "a magician of self-consciousness."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 177 pages
  • 167 x 210 x 13mm | 186g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0374531447
  • 9780374531447
  • 72,839

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"Davis is one of the most precise and economical writers we have." --DAVE EGGERS, McSweeney's
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About Lydia Davis

LYDIA DAVIS has received a MacArthur genius grant among other honors. Her collection Varieties of Disturbance was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award.
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