Study Guide

Can't and Won't Setting

Lydia Davis
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Farm

There are several stories that take place on a farm, or near a farm. The narrator speaks about her neighbor’s chickens, roosters, and cows in the pasture.

Sleep/Dream

Many of the stories take place as a dream when the narrator is sleeping.

France

The letters from Flaubert are written when in France and most of the places he visits are in and about the French countryside and in the cities nearby.

Trains and Planes

Dozens of the stories take place when the narrator is either traveling by train or plane, or sometimes a bus or car. This is where she observes various people and their interactions with one another.

Restaurants

The narrator likes to people watch, and sitting in cafes and restaurants are good ways to do this.

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