The Resource Break It down : stories, by Lydia Davis, (electronic resource)

Break It down : stories, by Lydia Davis, (electronic resource)

Label
Break It down : stories
Title
Break It down
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
by Lydia Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In "Break It Down," the main character tries to determine if the money he spent on a euphoric 10-day romance was worth the pleasure -- and then, when the romance is over, whether it was worth the pain. In "Story," the narrator is so obsessed with contacting her lover that she finds it impossible to enjoy herself. She can neither work nor sleep, and she canʹt get her lover out of her mind. She worries if heʹs deceiving her. She wonders if he still loves her -- and if he does love her, just how much? In "The Letter," the narrator searches for her ex-husbandʹs old white Volvoʹs "beautiful soft shape." His face floats before her as she pauses in her work, and she returns to her translating to stave off the pain. When she finally does receive a letter from him, she minutely analyzes his handwriting in the hope that she can understand what he was really feeling when he wrote to her. In the end, she sniffs the stationery to see if any of his aroma lingers on the paper -- but all she is able to smell is the ink. The remaining stories -- some of them one-sentence observations, many two-or there-page vignettes -- seem, at best, like prose poems. At worst, they might be remnants from any number of writing workshop exercises. Many have to do with old ladies, sisters, houses, cockroaches and mice. Some manage to be poignant pictures, while other leave the reader asking, "Why?" or "What for?"
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Lydia
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.A9356
LC item number
B74 2008eb
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
FSG classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Romance fiction
  • Short stories, American
  • FICTION
Label
Break It down : stories, by Lydia Davis, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The mouse
  • The letter
  • Extracts from a life
  • The house plans
  • The brother-in-law
  • How W.H. Auden spends the night in a friend's house
  • Mothers
  • In a house besieged
  • Visit to her husband
  • Cockroaches in autumn
  • Story
  • The bone
  • A few things wrong with me
  • Sketches for a life of Wassilly
  • City employment
  • Two sisters
  • The mother
  • Therapy
  • French lesson1
  • Once a very sutpid man
  • The housemaid
  • The fears of Mrs. Orlando
  • The cottages
  • Safe love
  • Problem
  • What an old woman will wear
  • The sock
  • Five signs of disturbance
  • Liminal: the little man
  • Break it down
  • Mr. Brudoff's visit to Germany
  • What she knew
  • The fish
  • Mildren and the oboe
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Pbk. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (177 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429957984
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e5e93e92-2f79-4916-8095-2f67b027a155
Publisher number
EB00102794
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861520429
Label
Break It down : stories, by Lydia Davis, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The mouse
  • The letter
  • Extracts from a life
  • The house plans
  • The brother-in-law
  • How W.H. Auden spends the night in a friend's house
  • Mothers
  • In a house besieged
  • Visit to her husband
  • Cockroaches in autumn
  • Story
  • The bone
  • A few things wrong with me
  • Sketches for a life of Wassilly
  • City employment
  • Two sisters
  • The mother
  • Therapy
  • French lesson1
  • Once a very sutpid man
  • The housemaid
  • The fears of Mrs. Orlando
  • The cottages
  • Safe love
  • Problem
  • What an old woman will wear
  • The sock
  • Five signs of disturbance
  • Liminal: the little man
  • Break it down
  • Mr. Brudoff's visit to Germany
  • What she knew
  • The fish
  • Mildren and the oboe
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Pbk. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (177 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429957984
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e5e93e92-2f79-4916-8095-2f67b027a155
Publisher number
EB00102794
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861520429

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