Two American Scenes

Lydia Davis

Two American Scenes

Poetry by Lydia Davis and Eliot Weinberger

Two remarkable prose stylists — friends since high school — transform found material from the nineteenth century into mesmerizing poem-essays.

It was given to me, in the nineteenth century, to spend a lifetime on his earth. Along with a few of the sorrows that are appointed unto men, I have had innumerable enjoyments; and the world has been to me, even from childhood, a great museum. — Lydia Davis

Bad rapids. Bradley is knocked over the side; his foot catches under the seat and he is dragged, head under water. Camped on a sand beach, the wind blows a hurricane. Sand piles over us like a snowdrift. — Eliot Weinberger

Paperback(published Mar, 26 2013)

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Portrait of Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis

American translator, novelist, poet, and essayist

Portrait of Eliot Weinberger

Eliot Weinberger

American essayist and translator