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Lydia Davis
Birth date: July 15, 1947
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Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it 2 years ago
This isn't really a review. It's a comment about the narrator, Lydia Look. There are certain things about her narration that I enjoy, but one thing that drives me crazy is that she pronounces "ear" "year"--and in this audio narration, there were multiple references to YEARRINGS. YEARRINGS?!?!?!? ...
Blyth Book Blog
Blyth Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
A challenging, amazing, unique book. If you want to try reading it, don’t get quickly discouraged; just put down the book and come back to it later. For me, the third section, “Swann in Love,” was the most accessible, so if you’re stuck on the first two sections, you could just skip ahead and read t...
Merle rated it 3 years ago
I struggled with how to rate this book. On the one hand, this collection of 43 short stories is brilliant. The writing is clear, vivid, engaging and insightful. The author clearly has a deep understanding of people and how they work, and has been around the block a few times. The settings – mostly t...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 years ago
I read Proust's masterpiece back in 1985. What did I know of life then? Nothing! Having recently read a Smithsonian editorial that made fun of the novels, and remembering all too well one particular hilariously snippy Monty Python sketch (the Summarize Proust Competition), I too wanted to be able ...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 5 years ago
I fully appreciated this version of the novel for two reasons: I had read the Graphic Novel of the book (comic book) by Stephane Heuet, and I absolutely always love a George Guidall narration. I haven't listened to the other versions of this volume by other narrators, there's no need to since nobody...
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