Lydia Davis, An American writer who is famous for her flash fictions along with her short stories, novels and essays. Lydia Davis, born in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA, has translated many French literary classics, including Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Her stories are full of wit, insight and genre-defying formal inventiveness. Many of her stories revolve around very common people which you can find around you and find particular moments in those common lives and bring a humor out of them.
Her one of the new story collection is ‘Can’t and Won’t’ published in 2013 contains the stories which comment on the quotidian, revealing the mysterious, the foreign, the alienating, and the pleasurable within the predictable patterns of daily life with very sly humor. Amy M. Homes, famous American writer known for her controversial novels and unusual stories, says nothing buy “read her now!” in praise of Lydia and Can’t and Won’t. Cover of a paperback book is very simple with the title and author name in white and a pleasant sky-blue color in the background. So, let’s go and meet the characters which Lydia has developed for these stories and try to enjoy what we all live on a day – to – day basis.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Penguin (26 March 2015)
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