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    • The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

    • Complete Collection
    • By: Lydia Davis
    • Narrated by: Mia Barron, Thérèse Plummer, Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers, a storyteller celebrated for her emotional acuity, her formal inventiveness, and her ability to capture the mind in overdrive. She has been called "an American virtuoso of the short story form" ( Salon.com ) and "one of the quiet giants... of American fiction" ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ). This volume contains all her stories to date, from the acclaimed "Break It Down" (1986) to the 2007 National Book Award nominee "Varieties of Disturbance".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful Scribe

    • By Christine Currie on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis (translator)
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 217

    Set amid the stifling atmosphere of nineteenth-century bourgeois France, Madame Bovary is at once an unsparing depiction of a woman’s gradual corruption and a savagely ironic study of human shallowness and stupidity. Neither Emma, nor her lovers, nor Homais, the man of science, escapes the author’s searing castigation, and it is the book’s final profound irony that only Charles, Emma’s oxlike, eternally deceived husband, emerges with a measure of human grace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ironic, humorous, and restrained

    • By Esther on 05-13-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Electric Literature Aloud!

    • 10 Short Stories from America's Best Writers
    • By: Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, and others
    • Narrated by: Matthew Korahais, Katya Schapiro
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Electric Literature Aloud! is a compendium of 10 short stories from the anthology series. The editors select stories with a strong voice that capture readers and listeners and lead them somewhere exciting, unexpected, and meaningful.

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Madame Bovary

    • 150th Anniversary
    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis (translator)
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Madame Bovary is at once an unsparing depiction of a woman's gradual corruption and a savagely ironic study of human shallowness and stupidity. Neither Emma, nor her lovers, nor Homais, the man of science, escapes the author's searing castigation, and it is the book's final profound irony that only Charles, Emmaï¿¿ï¿¿ï¿¿s oxlike, eternally deceived husband, emerges with a measure of human grace through his stubborn and selfless love.

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Letters to the Lady Upstairs

    • By: Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis - translator
    • Narrated by: Richard Hope
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A charming, funny, poignant collection of 23 letters from Marcel Proust to his upstairs neighbour. 102 Boulevard Haussmann, an elegant address in Paris' eighth arrondissement. Upstairs lives Madame Williams with her second husband, an American dentist, and her harp. Downstairs lives Marcel Proust, feverishly trying to write In Search of Lost Time, but all too often distracted by the incessant noise from the apartment above him - the footsteps and banging and unbearable moving of boxes and crates.

    Regular price: $6.39

    • Electric Literature No. 2

    • By: Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis, Stephen O'Connor, and others
    • Narrated by: Matthew Korahais
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Electric Literature is a quarterly anthology of short fiction. The editors select stories with a strong voice that capture readers and listeners and lead them somewhere exciting, unexpected, and meaningful. In this anthology, Colson Whitehead charts the rise to fame of a truth-telling comedian. And Stephen O'Connor transports us to a cabin in the woods, where a young woman attempting to finish her dissertation in solitude becomes increasingly convinced she's not alone.

    Regular price: $10.46