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The Resource Varieties of disturbance : stories, Lydia Davis

Varieties of disturbance : stories, Lydia Davis

Label
Varieties of disturbance : stories
Title
Varieties of disturbance
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Lydia Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Varieties of Disturbance, her fourth collection, Davis extends her reach as never before in stories that take every form from sociological studies to concise poems. Her subjects include the five senses, fourth-graders, good taste, and tropical storms. She offers a reinterpretation of insomnia and re-creates the ordeals of Kafka in the kitchen. She questions the lengths to which one should go to save the life of a caterpillar, proposes a clear account of the sexual act, rides the bus, probes the limits of marital fidelity, and unlocks the secret to a long and happy life"--Publisher website (November 2007)
Summary
Presents a collection of short fiction, including "What you Learn about the Baby" in which a mother describes how an infant disrupts her life and "Jane and Cane" details an elderly woman's search for her missing cane
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2007
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162212
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Davis, Lydia
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Short stories
  • Short stories
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Varieties of disturbance : stories, Lydia Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Idea for a short documentary film
  • Forbidden subjects
  • Two types
  • Senses
  • Grammar questions
  • Hand
  • Caterpillar
  • Childcare
  • We miss you: A study of get-well letters from a class of fourth-graders
  • Passing wind
  • Man from her past
  • Television
  • Jane and the cane
  • Getting to know your body
  • Absentminded
  • Southward bound, reads Worstward Ho
  • Walk
  • Varieties of disturbance
  • Lonely
  • Mrs. D and her maids
  • 20 sculptures in one hour
  • Dog and me
  • Nietszche
  • What you learned about the baby
  • Her mother's mother
  • How it is done
  • Insomnia
  • Burning family members
  • Way to perfection
  • Fellowship
  • Helen and Vi: A study in health and vitality
  • Reducing expenses
  • Enlightened
  • Mother's reaction to my travel plans
  • For sixty cents
  • How shall I mourn them?
  • Strange impulse
  • How she could not drive
  • Suddenly afraid
  • Getting better
  • Head, heart
  • Strangers
  • Busy road
  • Good taste contest
  • Order
  • Fly
  • Traveling with Mother
  • Index entry
  • My son
  • Example of the continuing past tense in a hotel room
  • Cape Cod diary
  • Almost over: What's the word?
  • Different man
  • Collaboration with fly
  • Kafka cooks dinner
  • Tropical storm
  • Good times
Control code
ocm72699627
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 219 pages
Isbn
9780374281731
Lccn
2006033431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)72699627
Label
Varieties of disturbance : stories, Lydia Davis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Idea for a short documentary film
  • Forbidden subjects
  • Two types
  • Senses
  • Grammar questions
  • Hand
  • Caterpillar
  • Childcare
  • We miss you: A study of get-well letters from a class of fourth-graders
  • Passing wind
  • Man from her past
  • Television
  • Jane and the cane
  • Getting to know your body
  • Absentminded
  • Southward bound, reads Worstward Ho
  • Walk
  • Varieties of disturbance
  • Lonely
  • Mrs. D and her maids
  • 20 sculptures in one hour
  • Dog and me
  • Nietszche
  • What you learned about the baby
  • Her mother's mother
  • How it is done
  • Insomnia
  • Burning family members
  • Way to perfection
  • Fellowship
  • Helen and Vi: A study in health and vitality
  • Reducing expenses
  • Enlightened
  • Mother's reaction to my travel plans
  • For sixty cents
  • How shall I mourn them?
  • Strange impulse
  • How she could not drive
  • Suddenly afraid
  • Getting better
  • Head, heart
  • Strangers
  • Busy road
  • Good taste contest
  • Order
  • Fly
  • Traveling with Mother
  • Index entry
  • My son
  • Example of the continuing past tense in a hotel room
  • Cape Cod diary
  • Almost over: What's the word?
  • Different man
  • Collaboration with fly
  • Kafka cooks dinner
  • Tropical storm
  • Good times
Control code
ocm72699627
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 219 pages
Isbn
9780374281731
Lccn
2006033431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)72699627

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