The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis

733 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary short stories reflective medium-paced


Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers. She has been called “an American virtuoso of the short story form” (Salon) and “one of the quiet giants . . . of American fiction” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, for the first...

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Community Reviews Summary of 514 reviews


reflective 77%
funny 44%
challenging 22%
emotional 22%
lighthearted 22%


medium 50%
slow 40%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

N/A: 60% | Character: 40%

Strong character development?

N/A: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 40% | No: 40% | It's complicated: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 60% | No: 40%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | N/A: 33% | It's complicated: 16%

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