Can’t and Won’t, authored by Lydia Davis, is a brilliant collection of her extraordinary short stories. They bring out myriad emotions from the most ordinary moments in life, which could otherwise go disregarded without a perspective.
Summary of the Book
Lydia Davis has been unanimously acclaimed as a great story teller of contemporary times on an international stage for her jocularity, vision and genre-defying strict ingenuity of her iridescent stories. Can’t and Won’t is a brilliant collection of short stories like A Story of Stolen Salamis, A Small Story About a Small Box of Chocolates, Letters to a Frozen Pea Manufacturer, and Can't and Won't. All these stories revel in and cope with the joys and limitations of language - achieving each time the unparalleled meticulousness which makes Lydia one of the greatest present-day writers.
About Lydia Davis
Lydia Davis is a famous American writer, novelist, translator and essayist, especially renowned for her short stories. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern writers, including Marcel Proust and Gustave Flaubert. Lydia won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize in the year 2013. Her work Break it Down was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Varieties of Disturbance collection was a finalist for the National Book Award. Some of her other notable works are The Thirteenth Woman and Other Stories, Almost No Memory, and Proust, Blanchot, and a Woman in Red.