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Can't and Won't - Section 4: The Letter to the Foundation, Revise:1, Short Conversations, Revise:2 Summary & Analysis

Lydia Davis
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The Letter to the Foundation

This is a letter written to someone named Frank and a foundation. The narrator has received a writing grant from the foundation after many years of applying for it. The narrator confesses that after she was given the award that she didn’t believe that she had actually been given it. She also confesses that at the time she never fully planned to write faithfully each day of the two year grant.

She reconstructs the moment when she first received the grant. The phone call had come and the woman on the other end had congratulated the narrator. She was then told to call a man who might not be in his office, but to try and call anyway. The narrator does and the man, who says to call him...

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