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Can't and Won't - Section 5: My Childhood Friend, Hello Dear, Not Interested Summary & Analysis

Lydia Davis
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Summary

My Childhood Friend

This is a short scene where the narrator recognizes a childhood friend and calls out to him. When he turns he does not recognize her at first.

Hello Dear

This is a short email full of broken English from someone that presumably knew them in the past. The woman, Marina, is asking the narrator to contact her by going to her webpage or email and reconnect with her.

Not Interested

The narrator has a collection of books but can’t seem to raise the interest to read them. She also has to pick up sticks in the yard, and often doesn’t want to do that either.

Analysis

My Childhood Friend

The tone of this piece is that of growing old but still feeling young inside. And, it is about a person not seeing...

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