Ordering is difficult. It's like arranging pieces of music in a concert: What do you put first? What do you put after the intermission? I want the reader to be sort of surprised, to come to each story freshly.” – Lydia Davis
Born in Massachusetts on this day in 1947, Davis is noted for short stories but also is a novelist, essayist, and translator from French and other languages. She has produced several new translations of French literary classics, including Proust's Swann’s Way and Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.
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