Can't and Won't: Stories, by Lydia Davis

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Phil
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ISBN: 9780374118587
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - April 8th, 2014

Davis' work might be considered a study in limitation, concerned with the shape of thoughts and how such patterns become revealed in language, ever restricted, refined, and concentrated. These compact pieces further extend and exhibit the hyper-sensitivity to language with which she explores and uncovers the mystique of the otherwise mundane realms of her characters lives.

A wonderful book for linguaphiles and armchair philosophers.