Samuel Johnson Is Indignant: Stories

September 1, 2002|
Samuel Johnson Is Indignant: Stories by Lydia Davis
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From one of our most imaginative and inventive writers, a crystalline collection of perfectly modulated, sometimes harrowing and often hilarious investigations into the multifaceted ways in which human beings perceive each other and themselves. A couple suspects their friends think them boring; a woman resolves to see herself as nothing but then concludes she's set too high a goal; and a funeral home receives a letter rebuking it for linguistic errors. Lydia Davis once again proves in the words of the Los Angeles Times "one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction."

LYDIA DAVIS is the author of one novel and five story collections, including Varieties of Disturbance, a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award and most recently, Can't and Won't. She is also the acclaimed translator of Swann's Way and Madame Bovary, both of which were awarded the French-American Foundation Translation Prize. The Co...
Title:Samuel Johnson Is Indignant: StoriesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.31 X 5.51 X 0.54 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.31 X 5.51 X 0.54 inPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312420560

ISBN - 13:9780312420567

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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