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Break It Down 2


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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Lydia Davis

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wordwise August 9th, 2007 08:53 PM PST

Davis writes sharp, pungent, chiseled, sometimes funny, sometimes wrenchingly painful stories. She is a highly regarded translator of French to English ("Swann's Way," among many others) and her absolute control of language is equally evident in her translations and her fiction. "Break It Down" is where I started and it immediately made me a fierce Lydia Davis partisan. She is like no other writer.


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