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Title Can't and won't / Lydia Davis.
Author Davis, Lydia, 1947-
Publication New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 289 pages)
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Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289).
Contents A story of stolen salamis -- The dog hair -- Circular story -- Idea for a sign -- Bloomington -- The cook's lesson -- At the bank -- Awake in the night -- At the bank: 2 -- The two Davises and the rug -- Contingency (vs. necessity) -- Brief incident in short a, long a, and schwa -- Contingency (vs. necessity) 2: on vacation -- A story told to me by a friend -- The bad novel -- After you left -- The bodyguard -- The child -- The churchyard -- My sister and the Queen of England -- The visit to the dentist -- Letter to a frozen peas manufacturer -- The cornmeal -- Two undertakers -- I ask Mary about her friend, the depressive, and his vacation -- The magic of the train -- Eating fish alone -- Can't and Won't -- Pouchet's wife -- Dinner -- The dog -- The grandmother -- The dreadful mucamas -- Reversible story -- A woman, thirty -- How I know what I like (six versions) -- Handel -- The force of the subliminal -- Her geography: Alabama -- The funeral -- The husband-seekers -- In the gallery -- The low sun -- The landing -- The language of the telephone company -- The coachman and the worm -- Letter to a marketing manager -- The last of the Mohicans -- Grade two assignment -- Master --
An awkward situation -- Housekeeping observation -- The execution -- A note from the paperboy -- In the train station -- The moon -- My footsteps -- How I read as quickly as possible through my back issues of the TLS -- Notes during long phone conversation with mother -- Men -- Negative emotions -- I'm pretty comfortable, but I could be a little more comfortable -- Judgement -- The chairs -- My friend's creation -- The piano -- The party -- The cows -- The exhibition -- Letter to a peppermint candy company -- Her geography: Illinois -- Odon von Horvath out walking -- On the train -- The problem of the vacuum cleaner -- The seals -- Learning medieval history -- My school friend -- The piano lesson -- The schoolchildren in the large building -- The sentence and the young man -- Molly, female cat: history/findings -- The letter to the foundation -- The results of one statistical study -- Revise: 1 -- Short conversation (in airport departure lounge) -- Revise: 2 -- Left luggage -- Waiting for takeoff -- Industry -- The sky above Los Angeles -- Two characters in a paragraph -- Swimming in Egypt -- The language of things in the house -- The washerwomen -- Letter to a hotel manager -- Her birthday -- My childhood friend -- Their poor dog -- Hello dear -- Not interested --
Old woman, old fish -- Staying at the pharmacist's -- The song -- Two former students -- A small story about a small box of chocolates -- The woman next to me on the airplane -- Writing -- Wrong thank-you in theater -- The rooster -- Sitting with my little friend -- The old soldier -- Two sligo lads -- The woman in red -- If at the wedding (at the zoo) -- The gold digger of Goldfields -- The old vacuum cleaner keeps dying on her -- Flaubert and point of view -- Family shopping -- Local obits -- Letter to the president of the American Biographical Institute, Inc. -- Nancy Brown will be in town -- Ph.D.
Summary A fifth collection by the author of the National Book Award finalist, Varieties of Disturbance, includes pithy one-liners, exploratory observations and letters of complaint, including "A Small Story About a Small Box of Chocolates," in which a professor is stymied by her choices.
Awards Man Booker International Prize, 2013
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Short stories.
Genre Short stories.
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Addl. Title Short stories. Selections
Alt Title Cannot and will not
Related To Print version: Davis, Lydia, 1947- Short stories. Selections. Can't and won't. First edition 9780374118587 (DLC) 2013033909 (OCoLC)846545526
ISBN 9780374711436 (electronic bk.)
0374711437 (electronic bk.)

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