Gathered here for the first time in a beautiful hardback edition is the complete stories along with three new and previously unpublished in book form: Paper Losses, The Juniper Tree, Debarking.
Author: Lorrie Moore
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Since the publication of Self-Help, her first collection of stories, Lorrie Moore has been hailed as one of the greatest and most influential voices in American fiction. Her ferociously funny, soulful stories tell of the gulf between men and women, the loneliness of the broken-hearted and the yearned-for, impossible intimacies we crave. Gathered here for the first time in a beautiful hardback edition is the complete stories along with three new and previously unpublished in book form: Paper Losses, The Juniper Tree, Debarking.
Moore is one of America’s most revered writers, and this career-spanning collection showcases her exceptional talent for leavening tragedy with humor, for blending sorrow with subversive wit.
Author: Lorrie Moore
Publisher: Everyman's Library
A beautiful hardcover edition of the collected stories of one of America's most revered and admired authors. BBC Culture’s Best Books of the Year Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, Best Short Fiction Collected here for the first time in one volume are forty stories by Lorrie Moore—originally published in the acclaimed collections Self-Help, Like Life, Birds of America, and Bark and including three additional stories excerpted from her novels. Moore is one of America’s most revered writers, and this career-spanning collection showcases her exceptional talent for leavening tragedy with humor, for blending sorrow with subversive wit. Her keenly observed stories are peopled by a variety of lost souls—husbands, wives, lovers, tourists, professors, students, even a ghost—who are often grappling with pain or disappointment: a divorced man obsessed with self-help books, a washed-up Hollywood actress living in a hotel, a woman with a terminal illness. But however lovelorn or dislocated the characters—from the wisecracking wedding guest in “Thank You for Having Me” to the self-deluded musicians in “Wings” to the complicated parent-child pairs in “How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)” and “The Kid’s Guide to Divorce”—their stories are always grounded in insight and compassion. Moore’s portraits of the parents of a seriously ill child in “People Like That Are the Only People Here” and of a woman haunted by guilt over the death of her friend’s baby in “Terrific Mother” achieve a notably unsentimental and yet quietly devastating power. Whether moving or darkly funny, all of these pieces channel the messiness of the human condition through Moore’s characteristically knowing, wry voice, and together they confirm her as a master of the short story.
1957) Born in Glens Falls, New York, Lorrie Moore received a BA from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York in 1978. She lived in New York City for two years, working as a paralegal in a law firm, and then entered the MFA writing ...
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Presents a collection of fifty-nine familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as John Cheever, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Edmund White, and Richard Wright.
None was separately published before the appearance of Anagrams , but the first four are reprinted in The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore , lending weight to some critics ' categorization of Anagrams as a short - story cycle or ...
Author: Alison Kelly
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Understanding Lorrie Moore is a comprehensive companion to the works of this wickedly humorous writer, whose fiction shows a deep sensitivity to the dynamics of contemporary gender relations and an abiding interest in portraying and critiquing the American national character. The recipient of the 1998 O. Henry Award and the 2004 Rea Award for the Short Story, Lorrie Moore is best known for her short fiction. Alison Kelly shows that Moore's virtuosic prose, wry humor, and sense of irony are tools for registering how Americans face the discomfort of their daily lives as individuals and as a nation. Kelly traces Moore's emergence as a writer in the 1980s and her artistic development up to the present day, illuminating the distinctive narrative methods, aesthetics, and thematic preoccupations of Moore's major works. Kelly follows Moore's recurrent characters, situations, metaphors, and motifs in order to promote understanding of the texts and appreciation for their wordplay, wit, and imagery. Viewing her subject as a subtly political writer, Kelly discusses Moore's major themes, techniques, and stylistics as evidence that her characters' private pains are symptomatic of a wider national malaise.
Lorrie Moore, Heidi Pitlor. Flannery O'Connor. ... Used by permission of Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. “Friends” by Grace Paley (1980). First published in The New Yorker. From The Collected Stories by ...
Author: Lorrie Moore
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Collects forty short stories published between 1915 and 2015, from writers that include Ernest Hemingway, John Updike, and Alice Munro that exemplify their era and stand the test of time --
A new collection of twelve stories by the acclaimed author of Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? includes the title story about a second-rate movie actress who returns home and becomes involved with a mechanic, "Charades," and "Which Is More ...
Author: Lorrie Moore
A new collection of twelve stories by the acclaimed author of Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? includes the title story about a second-rate movie actress who returns home and becomes involved with a mechanic, "Charades," and "Which Is More Than I Can Say About Some People." 40,000 first printing. Tour.
LORRIE MOORE Lorrie Moore's stories have appeared in The New Yorker and been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories . She has published three collections of short stories and two novels . She currently lives and teaches in ...
Author: Margaret Bishop
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
A compilation of acclaimed short stories that each take place within a single scene
'Mr Boyle can write like an angel... and in this strong, varied collection maybe we have what we'd hope to find in heaven itself' Lorrie Moore 'What makes this collection so successful is that it does not just confront issues: it tells ...
Author: T.C. Boyle
Publisher: Granta Books
T. Coraghessan Boyle is regarded as one of America's greatest living short-story writers. This publication brings together all his stories into one volume.
WILLA CATHER READONATHEME: SHORT STORIES Ambrose Bierce, The Complete Short Stories Nathan Englander, ... The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and Other Stories O. Henry, Selected Stories Ring Lardner, Collected Short Stories Lorrie Moore, ...
Author: Nick Rennison
Publisher: A&C Black
This is the definitive literary guide to the one hundred best American novels, giving witty, concise, and insightful reviews; historical and literary context; and opinions as to why these novels were chosen as must-reads. It also features an in-depth introduction to the theme of the American novel. Covering the works of major literary figures and some lesser-known writers who you may not have discovered yet, this pocket-size resource is like a friend's recommendation in helping you find your way to great reading, with just enough background information, plot, and details about how readers and critics have felt about these works over the years to pique your curiosity. From literary masterpieces such as James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans to books that changed the direction of American literature such as Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter to writers who defined an era such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jack Kerouac to contemporary novels such as Toni Morrison's Beloved and Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, these must-read novels cover American literature from nineteenth-century classics to present-day bestsellers. The guide also includes literary gems from authors such as Dawn Powell and William Maxwell, writers who didn't achieve the same level of success or fame as some of their contemporaries but have made notable literary contributions nonetheless,. The book also features a “Read-On” suggestion list of up to five hundred more recommendations for further reading.
Once again, Moore's writing seems to veer into autobiography, reflecting her own similar experience, but she insists that the story is not ... “Eloquent Solitudes: The Short Stories of Lorrie Moore Address Life's Essential Loneliness.
Author: Erin Fallon
Although the short story has existed in various forms for centuries, it has particularly flourished during the last hundred years. Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English includes alphabetically-arranged entries for 50 English-language short story writers from around the world. Most of these writers have been active since 1960, and they reflect a wide range of experiences and perspectives in their works. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes biography, a review of existing criticism, a lengthier analysis of specific works, and a selected bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The volume begins with a detailed introduction to the short story genre and concludes with an annotated bibliography of major works on short story theory.