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The Resource Can't and won't, Lydia Davis

Can't and won't, Lydia Davis

Label
Can't and won't
Title
Can't and won't
Statement of responsibility
Lydia Davis
Title variation
Cannot and will not
Title variation remainder
stories
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fifth collection 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
Member of
Summary
A fifth collection 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
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Awards note
Man Booker International Prize, 2013.
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10297993
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Lydia
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories, American
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Can't and won't, Lydia Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: I -- 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 -- II -- 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 --
  • Contents note continued: 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 -- III -- 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 -- Judgment -- The Chairs -- My Friend's Creation -- The Piano -- The Party -- The Cows -- The Exhibition -- Letter to a Peppermint Candy Company -- Her Geography: Illinois -- IV -- Odon von Horvath Out Walking -- On the Train -- The Problem of the Vacuum Cleaner -- The Seals -- Learning Medieval History -- My School Friend --
  • Contents note continued: 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 -- V -- 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) --
  • Contents note continued: 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
Control code
000051906436
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780374118587
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013033909
System control number
(OCoLC)846545526
Label
Can't and won't, Lydia Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: I -- 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 -- II -- 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 --
  • Contents note continued: 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 -- III -- 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 -- Judgment -- The Chairs -- My Friend's Creation -- The Piano -- The Party -- The Cows -- The Exhibition -- Letter to a Peppermint Candy Company -- Her Geography: Illinois -- IV -- Odon von Horvath Out Walking -- On the Train -- The Problem of the Vacuum Cleaner -- The Seals -- Learning Medieval History -- My School Friend --
  • Contents note continued: 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 -- V -- 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) --
  • Contents note continued: 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
Control code
000051906436
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780374118587
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013033909
System control number
(OCoLC)846545526

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