Friday, August 12, 2011

WHAT COWS ARE THESE I SEE BEFORE ME?





"Does she prefer the company of that cow,
or does she prefer that corner,
or is it more complicated,
that that corner seems more appealing
because of the presence of that cow?"

 Donna K. riffs off a A sentence from author Lydia Davis's The Cows. Single Sentence Animations are creative collaborations. The writer selects a favorite sentence from his or her work and the animator creates a short film in response at
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WHO IS LYDIA DAVIS?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Davis


"THE COWS"
  by Lydia Davis


 A BOOK REVIEW


LYDIA DEBUTS
Short Works
At the FSG Reading Series Russian Samovar in New York City
She turns a series of mistakes about her name, career, and accomplishments
into a short work that, due to its own logic, can never be finished.
(8 minutes)


LYDIA DAVIS INTERVIEW

4 comments:

jude said...

i like the part about always more mistakes coming

Karen Wallace said...

Thanks for dropping in to my blog. I have enjoyed reading yours, I will be back for more. Hugs Karen

deanna7trees said...

Lydia Davis says,"judgment...it must fit inside the brain of a ladybug". i love that.
and cows...i was obsessed with Holstein cows years ago. just looking at them brought me peace and calm. everyone used to give me cow figures and such. they didn't realize that all i wanted was a 'real' cow.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

To Jude
The fallibility of everything is so infallible, it's almost comforting.

To Karen
...and hugs to you too. Keep up the wonderful work over at your wonderful site- http://arttherapyreflections.blogspot.com/

To Deanna
...and I loved "Under all that dirt, the floor is really very clean." Through out my life it was a Shetland Pony I wanted most. it morphed into a horse as I aged, but reality brought me cats, dogs and birds. i still love a good horse story, and when in Massachusetts I visit the amazing Percheron draft horses up the hill from my friends place. Here in NYC I often get a hit of horse off Terri Windling's blog-http://windling.typepad.com/blog/- sitings of Dartmore ponies, and, of course horse tales from many authors. I'll save this obsession for a comprehensive blog post somewhere in the undetermined future.