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Can't and Won't - Section 3: Housekeeping Observation, The Execution, A Note from the Paperboy, In the Train Station Summary & Analysis

Lydia Davis
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Summary

Housekeeping Observation

This story is a reflection of how clean things really are under the dirt.

The Execution

This is another letter from Flaubert. In this letter he remarks on a remarkable case where a convicted criminal was set to be executed for a heinous series of crimes. He was so hated and despised that more than ten thousand people attended the execution.

A Note from the Paperboy

The narrator is amused at the note that the paperboy has left indicating that he would prefer to leave the paper outside of the gate since he’s run into several animals, like skunks, that make him fearful. However, the way he has written it makes it sound as if it were the animals who were delivering the paper, indicating that the paperboy...

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