Lydia Davis Can and Does

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Numero Cinq is the brainchild of Douglas Glover, an award-winning writing legend from Canada. Its monthly issues are rolled out one story at a time to “guarantee each author or artist a day in the sun.” May’s issue comes in 17 parts, the first one an interview with Lydia Davis on the publication of her new collection, Can’t and Won’t, and the effect of her work in translation on her fiction.


Frank Tempone writes and teaches on the north side of Chicago. He tweets @tempone and rants at absolutegentleman.net. More from this author →