Lydia Davis
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Lydia Davis
Lydia Davis is the author of a novel, an essay collection, and seven story collections. She is a National Book award finalist and the recipient of a Man Booker International Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship. Her second collection of nonfiction, Essays Two (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)—on the experience of translating Proust, Flaubert, and Michel Leiris, learning a foreign language through reading, and an extended immersion in the city of Arles—is forthcoming in November 2021.



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Numina: The Enchantment Issue
Fall 2023
Bradford Morrow


November 29, 2023
The greens—myriad, viridescent: 
every one of them alive.
November 22, 2023
HE WENT DOWN THE STREET, his old street, on a whim, and then the whim birthed another and he turned [...]
by Han Ong
November 15, 2023
    Curious spirits, Eleanor says. I cannot discern that these spirits around you have a personal connection to you, by which I mean, I cannot discern the emotions common to relations and loved ones, like love or concern. These are spirits who you do not know. I don't know why they are gathered around you. Maybe they are just passing through and something about you has detained them for the hour, for the day.