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Lorrie Moore

Autor(a) de A Gate at the Stairs

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About the Author

Lorrie Moore was born Marie Lorena Moore on January 13, 1957 in Glen Falls, New York. She was nicknamed Lorrie by her parents. She attended St. Lawrence University and won Seventeen magazine's fiction contest. After graduation, she moved to Manhattan and worked as a paralegal for two years. In 1980 mostrar mais she enrolled in Cornell University's M.F.A. program. After graduation from Cornell she was encouraged by a teacher to contact an agent who sold her collection, Self-Help, which was composed of stories from her master's thesis. Lorrie Moore writes about failing relationships and terminal illness. She is the Delmore Schwartz Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches creative writing. She has also taught at Cornell University. She has written a children's book entitled The Forgotten Helper. She won the 1998 O. Henry Award for her short story People Like That They Are the Only People Here. In 1999 she was given the Irish Times International Fiction Prize for Birds of America. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2006 and in 2010 her novel A Gate at the stairs was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for fiction. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Lorrie Moore

A Gate at the Stairs (2009) 2,497 exemplares
Birds of America: Stories (1998) 2,402 exemplares
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? (1994) 1,365 exemplares
Self-Help (1985) 1,172 exemplares
Anagrams (1986) 906 exemplares
Like Life (1990) 904 exemplares
Bark: Stories (2014) 639 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Editor — 548 exemplares
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015) — Editor — 267 exemplares
The Collected Stories (2008) 223 exemplares
Collected Stories - Everyman (2020) 46 exemplares

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Compositor — 1,536 exemplares
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (2005) — Contribuidor — 1,199 exemplares
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 1,115 exemplares
My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead (2008) — Contribuidor — 753 exemplares
In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians (2002) — Contribuidor — 529 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 443 exemplares
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuidor — 404 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998) — Artista da capa — 403 exemplares
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuidor — 361 exemplares
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuidor — 355 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993) — Contribuidor — 271 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 268 exemplares
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990) — Contribuidor — 216 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 216 exemplares
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuidor — 205 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
20 Under 30 (1986) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Literary Traveller: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction (1994) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Reasons to Believe: New Voices in American Fiction (1988) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


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Lorrie Moore suggestions em Short Stories (Agosto 2)


Wonderful book. Best I have read in a while.
jwrudn | 8 outras críticas | Dec 3, 2023 |
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? captures the melancholy and angst of growing up and having close adolescent relationships fail to survive that transition. There were poignant moment, but also a lot that was overly familiar and not as standout.
solenophage | 42 outras críticas | Oct 30, 2023 |
[Being] a mistress.
It is like having a book out from the library.
It is like constantly having a book out from the library

Limits of the pun.

As though all juvenilia from the 1980's is trying at not trying at being Raymond Carver, a response to his presence or absence as if one were to contemplate America without Reagan. Though written with skill such that it remains amusing even at its most obnoxious.

[What does a systems analyst do.] Oh … they get married a lot. They’re usually always married.

He seems to be investing something in all of this (bankers)

and suddenly I woke up with a jerk

parasites, pair of sights, parricides
… (mais)
Joe.Olipo | 20 outras críticas | Sep 19, 2023 |
“Each of these stars is a star that died. Or could be. Are they in conversation? Part of a design? They each seem unaware of the others. And since you don’t know whether they’re dead or alive— their lives are many years further back than their look of life— their shine for us on earth is all the same whether we’re looking at dead shine or live shine. Starlight is simply performative.”

Finn, a high school teacher fond of conspiracy theories, visits his terminally ill older brother Max in hospice in the Bronx. They reminisce and Finn ponders over the impending loss of his brother and how they had drifted apart in their adult years. In the course of his visit, he receives disturbing news concerning his ex Lily, a therapy clown by profession who had been struggling with mental issues and whom he still loves. Finn leaves his brother watching the World Series confident that his brother will be alive the next time he visits and returns to Chicago fearing the worst. What follows is a most unusual cross-country road trip that has Finn reflecting on the ups and downs of his relationship with Lily and how they treated one another and themselves while they were together. Lily and Max are the most important people in his life and Finn’s journey as he grapples with his reality is one of love, loss, acceptance and learning to move on.

Interspersed throughout the novel are a few letters written by a woman named Elizabeth who ran a boarding house, to her sister in the post-Civil War years. The contents of the letters comprise a story in epistolary format, revolving around a guest in the boarding house who sparks Elizabeth’s interests. But when she begins to suspect his true identity, she is compelled to take matters into her own hands.

Imaginative and unique, with elegant prose in a dream-like narrative, I Am Homeless if This is Not My Home by Lorrie Moore is an absorbing read touching upon themes of family, life, death, loss, mental health and grief. In turn absurdist and bizarre laced with dark humor yet insightful and heartbreaking, this is an unusual novel, but I mean that in a good way. The two narratives are somewhat disjointed, intersecting briefly and though I can’t say that I felt they were much impacted by one another, I did enjoy the boardinghouse story for its humor and intrigue and ultimately its message. I would have liked it if the segment on Max and Finn had been explored in more depth, but overall I found this short novel to be an impactful read.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Knopf, Pantheon, Vintage, and Anchor for the digital review copy of this novel. All opinions expressed in this review are own.

“Did anyone really know what the story of a human life ever was? There were so many competing and intersecting and sometimes parallel and obliterating narratives. He sat there as remarks about life and death swirled around him. In life’s wrestle with death there was much suffering, and in death a diabolical vanishing. Suffering then vanishing. Suffering then vanishing. Did everyone understand that’s what they had signed up for, or really just not signed up at all but been drafted? Life was soldiering. Death was disappearance. Death sure had the power move. It had the black cape, the fine print, and the magic tricks.”
… (mais)
srms.reads | 8 outras críticas | Sep 4, 2023 |



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