Lydia Davis's new collection, "Almost No Memory," is richly inventive array of playful philosophical investigations, involuted domestic disputes, and fables of the dark fantastic. With wittily restrained intensity, she again portrays the contemplative self caught in the paradoxical world. In 'Pastor Elaine's Newsletter, ' a harried mother studies a Bible passage; in 'Foucault and Pencil, ' a troubled analyst on her way home from a session attempts to distract herself with a difficult French text; in 'Glenn Gould, ' a former ...

Almost No Memory 1997, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374102814