Lydia Davis is the author of several works of fiction, including Break It Down, The End of the Story, and, most recently, Samuel Johnson is Indignant: Stories.
“I was desperately in love with the comtesse de —. I was twenty years old and I was naive. She deceived me, I got angry, she left me. I was naive, I missed her. I was twenty years old.” So begins this seductive tale of seduction and the endless ambiguities of desire.
The Life of Henry Brulard is a vivid memoir that is also an extraordinary work of the imagination.