Can’t and Won’t

Surprisingly, The New York Times is lukewarm on Lydia Davis’ latest collection, Can’t and Won’t. I agree.

More from Conversational Reading:

  1. Volume 3 of Beckett’s Letters Available September 30, 2014. Dan Gunn, who is an editor on this project, interviewed Lydia Davis in the current Quarterly Conversation....
  2. The Lydia Davis Assignment For JC Hallman’s contribution to the Lydia Davis Symposium, I pretty much said, “write whatever you want on whatever you want.” It’s not a thing...
  3. On Can’t and Won’t As part of the Lydia Davis symposium that we have published in the current issue of The Quarterly Conversation (30,000+ words on Davis, including an...
  4. Ruth Franklin Nails the Times' Awful Bovary Review I find myself on the verge of declaring The New Republic's Ruth Franklin the single best thing that has happened to literary criticism this year....
  5. On the Davis Symposium So yesterday we published our Lydia Davis Symposium at The Quarterly Conversation. It joins two previous tributes we’ve given to authors—Harry Mathews (issue 29) and...

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