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The Resource The cows, Lydia Davis ; photographs, Lydia Davis, Theo Cote, Stephen Davis

The cows, Lydia Davis ; photographs, Lydia Davis, Theo Cote, Stephen Davis

Label
The cows
Title
The cows
Statement of responsibility
Lydia Davis ; photographs, Lydia Davis, Theo Cote, Stephen Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the Man Booker International Prize! "You read Lydia Davis to watch a writer patiently divide the space between epiphany and actual human beings by first halves, then quarters, then eighths, and then sixteenths, into infinity," says The Village Voice. Indeed, Lydia Davis is mathematician, philosopher, sculptor, jeweler, and scholar of the minute. Few writers map the process of thought as well as she, few perceive with such charged intelligence. The Cows is a close study of the three much-loved cows that live across the road from her. The piece, written with understated humor and empathy, is a series of detailed observations of the cows on different days and in different positions, moods, and times of the day. It could be compared to some sections of Wallace Stevens' "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" or to Claude Monet's paintings of Rouen Cathedral. Forms of play: head butting; mounting, either at the back or at the front; trotting away by yourself; trotting together; going off bucking and prancing by yourself; resting your head and chest on the ground until they notice and trot toward you; circling each other; taking the position for head-butting and then not doing it. She moos toward the wooded hills behind her, and the sound comes back. She moos in a high falsetto before the note descends abruptly, or she moos in a falsetto that does not descend. It is a very small sound to come from such a large, dark animal
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Midwest
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Davis, Lydia
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Quarternote Chapbook Series
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Cows
Target audience
adult
Label
The cows, Lydia Davis ; photographs, Lydia Davis, Theo Cote, Stephen Davis
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11861449
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781936747610
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11861449
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861449
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The cows, Lydia Davis ; photographs, Lydia Davis, Theo Cote, Stephen Davis
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11861449
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781936747610
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11861449
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861449
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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