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Q&A with Lydia Davis

I haven't met a so-called experimental writer who likes the term.

By Kate Bolick
April 29, 2007

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You may not have heard of her, but Lydia Davis is the sort of fiction writer that other serious practitioners -- Jonathan Franzen and Zadie Smith, for instance -- admire and champion. Her famously short stories (some are only a paragraph long, or even a sentence) defy classification, which makes them blessedly refreshing to read but maddeningly difficult to describe. ... (Full article: 1143 words)

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