Lydia Davis

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book.jpgSamuel Johnson Is Indignant (McSweeney's)

Lydia Davis' stories are miniatures. Acutely observed specificities are tautly rendered. Such intimate detail provides a keyhole view of how sanity gives way to obsession, and obsession gives way to wild comedy.

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Credits

Host:
Michael Silverblatt