Break It Down

by Lydia Davis (Author)

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."

Book Details

Publication Date
September 15, 2008
Publisher
Collection
Page count
192
ISBN
9781429957984
Paper ISBN
9780374531447