Lydia Davis's Psychological Minimalism
Situates Davis's fiction with the minimalist tradition due to its brevity, reliance on allusion, and omission of important details. Points to Hemingway's influence on Davis's use of objective narration to imply emotional intensity in works such as "Ways" and "Grammar Questions." Briefly draws on "Big Two-Hearted River" and "Soldier's Home."
Studies in the American Short Story