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The Story as she attempts to organize her memories of a love affair into a novel With compassion wit and what appears to be candor she seeks to determine what she actually knows about. I always cry at endingsThis is the way in which we learn to let go while holding onBecause when loss lessens us to the point that love s lessons leave us spent less is Sometimes it takes a certain sort of numbness time work drugs sleep food to know how to begin to feel againBecause there are parts of the heart which are always crying and that is the fountain of compassion Sold this book because I thought some other thing would take my mind off of that which this book elapses Didn t really work It seems that moving on means actually processing emotional trauma not reliving one s memories but rather recollecting the reasons for one s actions and analyzing suppositions as to the reasons for the other then ultimately coming to terms with being un

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The End of the Story

Mislabeled boxes of the eBook #8608 problems with visiting nurses confusing notes an outing to the county fair such are the obstacles in the way of the unnamed narrator of The End of. 15 starsRub enough elbows with the literary cognoscenti you re bound to hear glowing praise about Lydia Davis short stories I was delighted to see The End of the Story her first novel made available to our library system s e book exchange to see what the hoopla was all about Delight turned to unalleviated boredom rather uickly followed by utter exasperation with the realization at about page 40 that it never was going to get any better It s further frustrating that many GR folks found beauty in this when all I could find was an excuse to keep my Extra Strength Tylenol nearby This was one painful slog disguised as art Its 240 page entirety is devoted to the first person obsessions of a 35 year old woman obsessing over every single micrometer ngstro

Lydia Davis Æ 6 review

Herself and her past but we begin to suspect along with her that given the elusiveness of memory and understanding any tale retrieved The End eBook #186 from the past must be fiction. I made it than half way through this basic retread of some short stories Lydia Davis has previously written and published Seems she writes a bit here and there about a boy and her relationship and perhaps a bit about a girl and her relationship and sometimes about both of them and her relationship with them all and by the time I get to where I am I am so tired and too tired of reading this boring tale of nothing Ray Johnson the artist whose last act was a performance piece in which he leaves a trail of friends who all know a piece of him but no one knows his all goes and kills himself by drowning in a river Ray used to do performance pieces in the city and called them plays about nothing He had a loyal following and somebody made a movie about his l


10 thoughts on “The End of the Story

  1. says:

    There is some kind of style in this book that made me like it That style is strange and I did not know how Davis was able to walk away with it1 No plot2 No dialogues3 Started the 1st person narration unreliable with the ending of the story4

  2. says:

    Fuck That's really all I can say

  3. says:

    15 starsRub enough elbows with the literary cognoscenti you're bound to hear glowing praise about Lydia Davis' s

  4. says:

    One of the few books I come back to over and over again I have never read anything uite like this nearly plotless dialogue less book detailing the slow decline of a relationship The tone is hauntingly lonely and there is never a uestion about w

  5. says:

    Minimalist Fiction and Self AwarenessDavis's minimalist voice which I find myself mimicking in this review always a sign of a style's

  6. says:

    I always cry at endingsThis is the way in which we learn to let go while holding onBecause when loss lessens us to the po

  7. says:

    Senryu ReviewSupreme break up bookin stark self aware prose trumpsall night make up sex

  8. says:

    I made it than half way through this basic retread of some short stories Lydia Davis has previously written and published Seems she writes a bit here and there about a boy and her relationship and perhaps a bit about a girl and her relationship and sometimes about both of them and her relationship with them all

  9. says:

    How much do I adore Lydia Davis? I like her writing because no one is able to categorize it Sometimes a work of hers that appears in a prose magazine will also appear in a poetry magazine the same exact piece of writing I love that Some libra

  10. says:

    It seems like every sentence in this book was carefully constructed to convey the maximum amount of sadness any person has ever felt in the history of people feeling sad I tried reading this once before and couldn't get past the whole 'story about writing a story' thing and Davis's style of writing was so extremely different than w