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Moore, Lorrie

Overview
Works: 77 works in 432 publications in 11 languages and 16,849 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Short stories, American  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  History  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3563.O6225, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Lorrie Moore
Publications by Lorrie Moore
Most widely held works by Lorrie Moore
A gate at the stairs : a novel by Lorrie Moore( Book )
58 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,269 libraries worldwide
" ... As the United States begins gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the Midwestern daughter of a gentleman hill farmer--his 'Keltjin potatoes' are justifiably famous--has come to a university town as a college student, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir. Between semesters, she takes a job as a part-time nanny. The family she works for seems both mysterious and glamorous to her, and although Tassie had once found children boring, she comes to care for, and to protect, their newly adopted little girl as her own. As the year unfolds and she is drawn deeper into each of these lives, her own life back home becomes ever more alien to her: her parents are frailer; her brother, aimless and lost in high school, contemplates joining the military. Tassie finds herself becoming more and more the stranger she felt herself to be, and as life and love unravel dramatically, even shockingly, she is forever changed ..."
Birds of America : stories by Lorrie Moore( Book )
73 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,221 libraries worldwide
A stunning collection of twelve stories that unfolds a series of portraits of the lost and unsettled of America, and with a trademark humor that fuels each story with pathos and understanding
Bark : stories by Lorrie Moore( Book )
14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,810 libraries worldwide
"A new collection of stories by one of America's most beloved and admired short-story writers, her first in fifteen years, since Birds of America ("Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial. Will stand by itself as one of our funniest, most telling anatomies of human love and vulnerability."--The New York Times Book Review, cover). These eight masterly stories reveal Lorrie Moore at her most mature and in a perfect configuration of craft, mind, and bewitched spirit, as she explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to reveal her own exquisite, singular wisdom. In "Debarking," a newly divorced man tries to keep his wits about him as the United States prepares to invade Iraq, and against this ominous moment, we see--in all its irresistible wit and darkness--the perils of divorce and what can follow in its wake. In "Foes," a political argument goes grotesquely awry as the events of 9/11 unexpectedly manifest themselves at a fund-raising dinner in Georgetown. In "The Juniper Tree," a teacher visited by the ghost of her recently deceased friend is forced to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a kind of nightmare reunion. And in "Wings," we watch the inevitable unraveling of two once-hopeful musicians, neither of whom held fast to their dreams nor struck out along other paths, as Moore deftly depicts the intricacies of dead-ends-ville and the workings of regret. Here are people beset, burdened, buoyed; protected by raising teenage children; dating after divorce; facing the serious illness of a longtime friend; setting forth on a romantic assignation abroad, having it interrupted mid-trip, and coming to understand the larger ramifications and the impossibility of the connection. stories that show people coping with large dislocation in their lives, with risking a new path to answer the desire to be in relation--to someone. Gimlet-eyed social observation, the public and private absurdities of American life, dramatic irony, and enduring half-cracked love wend their way through each of these narratives in a heartrending mash-up of the tragic and the laugh-out-loud--the hallmark of life in Lorrie-Moore-land"--
Who will run the frog hospital? : a novel by Lorrie Moore( Book )
24 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,435 libraries worldwide
"Berie Carr, an American woman visiting Paris with her husband, summons up for us a summer in 1972 when she was fifteen, living in upstate New York and working as a ticket taker at Storyland, an amusement park where her beautiful best friend, Sils, was Cinderella in a papier-mache pumpkin coach." "We see these two girls together - Berie and Sils - intense, brash, set apart by adolescence and an appetite for danger. Driven by their own provincial restlessness and making their own (loose) rules, they embark on a summer that both shatters and intensifies the bond between them."--Jacket
Like life : stories by Lorrie Moore( Book )
42 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,086 libraries worldwide
Eight short stories
100 years of The best American short stories by Lorrie Moore( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
"The Best American Short Stories is the longest running and best-selling series of short fiction in the country. For the centennial celebration of this beloved annual series, master of the form Lorrie Moore selects forty stories from the more than two thousand that were published in previous editions. Series editor Heidi Pitlor recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes and examines, decade by decade, the trends captured over a hundred years. Together, the stories and commentary offer an extraordinary guided tour through a century of literature with what Moore calls "all its wildnesses of character and voice." These forty stories represent their eras but also stand the test of time. Here is Ernest Hemingway's first published story and a classic by William Faulkner, who admitted in his biographical note that he began to write "as an aid to love-making." Nancy Hale's story describes far-reaching echoes of the Holocaust; Tillie Olsen's story expresses the desperation of a single mother; James Baldwin depicts the bonds of brotherhood and music. Here is Raymond Carver's "minimalism," a term he disliked, and Grace Paley's "secular Yiddishkeit." Here are the varied styles of Donald Barthelme, Charles Baxter, and Jamaica Kincaid. From Junot Díaz to Mary Gaitskill, from ZZ Packer to Sherman Alexie, these writers and stories explore the different things it means to be American." -- Publisher's description
The best American short stories, 2004 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
A compilation of twenty American short stories originally published in magazines and periodicals issued between January 2003 and January 2004, selected for inclusion by guest editor Lorrie Moore
A gate at the stairs [a novel] by Lorrie Moore( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
In her dazzling new novel -- her first in more than a decade -- Moore turns her eye on the anxiety and disconnection of post-9/11 America, on the insidiousness of racism, the blind-sidedness of war, and the recklessness thrust on others in the name of love. As the United States begins gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the Midwestern daughter of a gentleman hill farmer-- his "Keltjin potatoes" are justifyably famous-- has come to a university town as a college student, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir. As the year unfolds and she is drawn deeper into each of these lives, her own life back home becomes ever more alien to her: her parents are frailer; her brother, aimless and lost in high school, contemplates joining the military. Tassie finds herself becoming more and more the stranger she felt herself to be, and as life and love unravel dramatically, even shockingly, she is forever changed
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Discusses the theme and characters in Wolff's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
The forgotten helper : a Christmas story by Lorrie Moore( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 484 libraries worldwide
When he is left behind at the house of a very bad little girl, Santa's grouchiest elf must find a way to improve her behavior so that Santa will return the following Christmas and take him back to the North Pole
Bark : stories by Lorrie Moore( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
In these eight masterful stories, Lorrie Moore, in a perfect blend of craft and bewitched spirit, explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls
I know some things : stories about childhood by contemporary writers by Lorrie Moore( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
""When writers of fiction have made the effort to explore the mottled landscape of a child's secrets and understanding, they have often created stories of ferocious poignancy," writes Lorrie Moore in her introduction to this dazzling collection of stories about childhood. I Know Some Things presents the innocence and knowingness of a child's-eye view as it confronts the contradictions and hypocrisies of the adult world. Some of today's best writers, including Margaret Atwood, Toni Cade Bambara, Harold Brodkey, Spalding Gray, Jamaica Kincaid, Susan Minot, Alice Munro and Amy Tan, capture childhood incidents that are comic, startling, touching and disturbing. Each story is told by a child character or by the adult who was that child, skillfully preserving the child's voice and role as actor and witness in the drama. The stories all explore pivotal moments in childhood when something becomes known, something is tested, some turning point reached. With "the wily, rhetorical manipulations and inventions of someone not yet part of the grown-up world," writes Moore, child narrators show us the ways in which adult actions resonate through children, and the real import of childhood perceptions, allegiances and decisions. Chosen for their insight and sheer literary brilliance, these stories range across age, gender, class, ethnicity and geography. Together they disrupt easy notions of childhood obliviousness, and naivete, and will not fail to touch the child in any adult."--Jacket
The collected stories of Lorrie Moore by Lorrie Moore( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Collected here for the first time are the stories which have made Lorrie Moore one of the most significant and best-loved writers of her generation. From youthful ambition to the divorcee dating scene, these stories of lovers, loneliness and never quite belonging are all told in her characteristically knowing, wry voice and confirm Moore as a master of the short story
Anagrams : a novel by Lorrie Moore( Book )
22 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Benna Carpenter is an art history professor who wears glass jewelry, sings in local nightclubs, chain-smokes, runs an aerobics class for the elderly, teaches poetry, and has an adorable and devoted six-year-old daughter. Yet Benna is disillusioned, cynical and bitter. With brilliant imagination and wit, this extraordinary novel explores Benna's world of misheard exit lines, love gained and lost truths almost told, and fragile and desperate hope
The faber book of contemporary stories about childhood ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
The best American short stories ( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Selections from the 2004 edition of Best American Short Stories
Who will run the frog hospital? by Lorrie Moore( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
As Berie tries to save her marriage, she reflects on her childhood friendship with Sils, from saving frogs to more daring escapades. Strong language
Il folletto distratto e la bambina capricciosa by Lorrie Moore( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Italian and held by 18 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lorrie Moore Amerikaans schrijfster
Lorrie Moore Amerikaans schrijver
Lorrie Moore amerikansk författare
Lorrie Moore amerikansk skribent
Lorrie Moore écrivain américaine
Lorrie Moore scrittrice statunitense
Lorrie Moore US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin
Moore, M. L.
Moore, Marie Lorena
Moore Marie Lorena 1957-....
לורי מור
מור, לורי 1957-
لوری مور نویسنده آمریکایی
ムーア, ローリー
羅麗·摩爾
Languages
English (221)
German (23)
French (20)
Spanish (20)
Italian (10)
Catalan (6)
Japanese (5)
Swedish (3)
Dutch (3)
Hebrew (2)
Chinese (1)
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