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The Resource Can't and won't, Lydia Davis

Can't and won't, Lydia Davis

Label
Can't and won't
Title
Can't and won't
Statement of responsibility
Lydia Davis
Title variation
Cannot and will not
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fifth collection by the author of the National Book Award finalist, Varieties of Disturbance, includes pithy one-liners, exploratory observations and letters of complaint, including "A Small Story About a Small Box of Chocolates," in which a professor is stymied by her choices
Member of
Awards note
Man Booker International Prize, 2013
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Lydia
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.A9356
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories
  • Short stories
  • Kurzgeschichte
  • Kürzestgeschichte
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Label
Can't and won't, Lydia Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • At the bank: 2
  • The two Davises and the rug
  • Contingency (vs. necessity)
  • Brief incident in short a, long a, and schwa
  • Contingency (vs. necessity) 2: on vacation
  • A story told to me by a friend
  • The bad novel
  • After you left
  • The bodyguard
  • The child
  • A story of stolen salamis
  • The churchyard
  • My sister and the Queen of England
  • The visit to the dentist
  • Letter to a frozen peas manufacturer
  • The cornmeal
  • Two undertakers
  • I ask Mary about her friend, the depressive, and his vacation
  • The magic of the train
  • Eating fish alone
  • Can't and Won't
  • The dog hair
  • Pouchet's wife
  • Dinner
  • The dog
  • The grandmother
  • The dreadful mucamas
  • Reversible story
  • A woman, thirty
  • How I know what I like (six versions)
  • Handel
  • The force of the subliminal
  • Circular story
  • Her geography: Alabama
  • The funeral
  • The husband-seekers
  • In the gallery
  • The low sun
  • The landing
  • The language of the telephone company
  • The coachman and the worm
  • Letter to a marketing manager
  • The last of the Mohicans
  • Idea for a sign
  • Grade two assignment
  • Master --
  • Bloomington
  • The cook's lesson
  • At the bank
  • Awake in the night
  • Notes during long phone conversation with mother
  • Men
  • Negative emotions
  • I'm pretty comfortable, but I could be a little more comfortable
  • Judgement
  • The chairs
  • My friend's creation
  • The piano
  • The party
  • The cows
  • An awkward situation
  • The exhibition
  • Letter to a peppermint candy company
  • Her geography: Illinois
  • Odon von Horvath out walking
  • On the train
  • The problem of the vacuum cleaner
  • The seals
  • Learning medieval history
  • My school friend
  • The piano lesson
  • Housekeeping observation
  • The schoolchildren in the large building
  • The sentence and the young man
  • Molly, female cat: history/findings
  • The letter to the foundation
  • The results of one statistical study
  • Revise: 1
  • Short conversation (in airport departure lounge)
  • Revise: 2
  • Left luggage
  • Waiting for takeoff
  • The execution
  • Industry
  • The sky above Los Angeles
  • Two characters in a paragraph
  • Swimming in Egypt
  • The language of things in the house
  • The washerwomen
  • Letter to a hotel manager
  • Her birthday
  • My childhood friend
  • Their poor dog
  • A note from the paperboy
  • Hello dear
  • Not interested --
  • In the train station
  • The moon
  • My footsteps
  • How I read as quickly as possible through my back issues of the TLS
  • The rooster
  • Sitting with my little friend
  • The old soldier
  • Two sligo lads
  • The woman in red
  • If at the wedding (at the zoo)
  • The gold digger of Goldfields
  • The old vacuum cleaner keeps dying on her
  • Flaubert and point of view
  • Family shopping
  • Old woman, old fish
  • Local obits
  • Letter to the president of the American Biographical Institute, Inc.
  • Nancy Brown will be in town
  • Ph.D
  • Staying at the pharmacist's
  • The song
  • Two former students
  • A small story about a small box of chocolates
  • The woman next to me on the airplane
  • Writing
  • Wrong thank-you in theater
Control code
846545526
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xi, 289 pages
Isbn
9780374118587
Lccn
2013033909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)846545526
Label
Can't and won't, Lydia Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • At the bank: 2
  • The two Davises and the rug
  • Contingency (vs. necessity)
  • Brief incident in short a, long a, and schwa
  • Contingency (vs. necessity) 2: on vacation
  • A story told to me by a friend
  • The bad novel
  • After you left
  • The bodyguard
  • The child
  • A story of stolen salamis
  • The churchyard
  • My sister and the Queen of England
  • The visit to the dentist
  • Letter to a frozen peas manufacturer
  • The cornmeal
  • Two undertakers
  • I ask Mary about her friend, the depressive, and his vacation
  • The magic of the train
  • Eating fish alone
  • Can't and Won't
  • The dog hair
  • Pouchet's wife
  • Dinner
  • The dog
  • The grandmother
  • The dreadful mucamas
  • Reversible story
  • A woman, thirty
  • How I know what I like (six versions)
  • Handel
  • The force of the subliminal
  • Circular story
  • Her geography: Alabama
  • The funeral
  • The husband-seekers
  • In the gallery
  • The low sun
  • The landing
  • The language of the telephone company
  • The coachman and the worm
  • Letter to a marketing manager
  • The last of the Mohicans
  • Idea for a sign
  • Grade two assignment
  • Master --
  • Bloomington
  • The cook's lesson
  • At the bank
  • Awake in the night
  • Notes during long phone conversation with mother
  • Men
  • Negative emotions
  • I'm pretty comfortable, but I could be a little more comfortable
  • Judgement
  • The chairs
  • My friend's creation
  • The piano
  • The party
  • The cows
  • An awkward situation
  • The exhibition
  • Letter to a peppermint candy company
  • Her geography: Illinois
  • Odon von Horvath out walking
  • On the train
  • The problem of the vacuum cleaner
  • The seals
  • Learning medieval history
  • My school friend
  • The piano lesson
  • Housekeeping observation
  • The schoolchildren in the large building
  • The sentence and the young man
  • Molly, female cat: history/findings
  • The letter to the foundation
  • The results of one statistical study
  • Revise: 1
  • Short conversation (in airport departure lounge)
  • Revise: 2
  • Left luggage
  • Waiting for takeoff
  • The execution
  • Industry
  • The sky above Los Angeles
  • Two characters in a paragraph
  • Swimming in Egypt
  • The language of things in the house
  • The washerwomen
  • Letter to a hotel manager
  • Her birthday
  • My childhood friend
  • Their poor dog
  • A note from the paperboy
  • Hello dear
  • Not interested --
  • In the train station
  • The moon
  • My footsteps
  • How I read as quickly as possible through my back issues of the TLS
  • The rooster
  • Sitting with my little friend
  • The old soldier
  • Two sligo lads
  • The woman in red
  • If at the wedding (at the zoo)
  • The gold digger of Goldfields
  • The old vacuum cleaner keeps dying on her
  • Flaubert and point of view
  • Family shopping
  • Old woman, old fish
  • Local obits
  • Letter to the president of the American Biographical Institute, Inc.
  • Nancy Brown will be in town
  • Ph.D
  • Staying at the pharmacist's
  • The song
  • Two former students
  • A small story about a small box of chocolates
  • The woman next to me on the airplane
  • Writing
  • Wrong thank-you in theater
Control code
846545526
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xi, 289 pages
Isbn
9780374118587
Lccn
2013033909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)846545526

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