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Lorrie Moore

Auteur van A Gate at the Stairs

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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 toon meer 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) toon minder

Werken van Lorrie Moore

A Gate at the Stairs (2009) 2,513 exemplaren
Vogels van Amerika (1998) 2,438 exemplaren
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? (1994) 1,383 exemplaren
Hoe word ik een andere vrouw (1985) 1,191 exemplaren
Net echt (1990) 922 exemplaren
Anagrammen (1986) 919 exemplaren
Bark: Stories (2014) 648 exemplaren
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Redacteur — 556 exemplaren
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015) — Redacteur — 278 exemplaren
The Collected Stories (2008) 228 exemplaren
Collected Stories - Everyman (2020) 48 exemplaren

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Lorrie Moore suggestions in Short Stories (augustus 2023)


The excerpt in the New Yorker hooked me. Great characters.
monicaberger | 164 andere besprekingen | Jan 22, 2024 |
Exploring Uncharted Territory: My Quest for a New Experience

I embarked on this reading journey with the desire to broaden my literary horizons, stepping out of my usual mystery genre comfort zone. Unfortunately, my expectations of loving or even liking this book were not met. Lorrie Moore's "I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home" proved to be a challenging read for me, and I couldn't fully connect with its narrative.

In my quest to explore diverse literary experiences, I discovered a podcast where Lorrie Moore herself discussed this novel. She openly acknowledged its departure from the conventional structure and plotlines often found in commercial novels, emphasizing the freedom that authors of literary fiction have to explore unconventional narrative approaches.

The story is set in 2016 and centers around Finn, a high school history teacher with a penchant for conspiracy theories. The novel commences with his conversations with his terminally ill brother, Max, occupying the first third of the book. The remainder of the story follows Finn on a surreal road trip with his deceased girlfriend, Lily, who has seemingly returned from the grave and is not yet ready to find her final resting place. Their interactions, often tinged with dark humor, take place as Lily undergoes decomposition before ultimately settling into her eternal rest.

Woven into the narrative are diary entries dating back to around 1870, authored by an innkeeper named Libby or Eliz. These entries provide a historical backdrop, detailing the aftermath of the Civil War, and reveal that Libby, too, engages in extensive conversations with a deceased individual.

In essence, "I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home" is an unconventional literary work that delves into themes of love, death, dying, grief, and challenges the reliability of historical accounts. While this book may not resonate with every reader, it undeniably offers a unique and thought-provoking narrative experience.

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b00kdarling87 | 10 andere besprekingen | Jan 7, 2024 |
These are great stories, but I imagine I'd like them more if I were older. The humor, the settings, the characters, a lot of what was going on seemed dated to me. Beautiful writing, some great jokes, but not my favorite book of literary shorts ever.
LibrarianDest | 48 andere besprekingen | Jan 3, 2024 |
The problem here is that I read this a while back and all the remains in my memory is the grim horror of the Rat King in the central story Wings. I know there is more here, dark stories about relationships and humans trying not to be alone, but all I'm left with is the Rat King.
AlisonSakai | 34 andere besprekingen | Dec 30, 2023 |



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