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Spelling Problem

Lydia Davis

‘A woman from Barnard College calls me and asks if I would please spell ‘hemorrhaging’ for her.’

A woman from Barnard College calls me and in the course of our phone conversation she asks me if I would please spell ‘hemorrhaging’ for her. I spell it, but wrong – maybe ‘hemmhoraging’.


Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis was awarded the 2013 Man Booker International Prize. Her most recent works include a translation of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary; The Cows, a chapbook; and Our Village, a long poem in the chapbook Two American Scenes. Her newest collection of stories is Can't and Won't.  

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