Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis’s first collection of essays came out in 2019. Her second, on translation, foreign languages and the city of Arles, will be published later this year.

Story: ‘Dear Who Gives a C**p’

Lydia Davis, 7 January 2021

Dear Who Gives a C**p,

Thank you for the recent shipment, which arrived promptly. I’m glad to have it. I feel good about using recycled toilet paper, even if it does not always tear off the roll neatly and is a little coarse, though we quickly got used to that and may even come to like it. In any case, I would rather suffer a slight discomfort than be complicit in the felling of...

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