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Entries Tagged as 'Lydia Davis'

A rare find

March 23rd, 2019 · No Comments

“What you hope for, from a person sitting next to you on a train, is that he will be thin and will not smell.” – Lydia Davis, “Excerpts from a 1985 Diary”

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He had a more direct method

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

“Alexander didn’t torture the Gordian knot when it wouldn’t come untied.” – Lydia Davis, “Kafka Cooks Dinner”

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Or it may scratch and bite and cling to the ceiling

July 29th, 2012 · 7 Comments

“A person has other concerns, but at each moment in its life, a cat has only one concern.  This is what gives it such perfect balance, and this is why the spectacle of a confused or frightened cat upsets us: we feel both pity and the desire to laugh.  It faces the source of danger […]

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