Shannon Elderon reviews BARK by Lorrie Moore today in The Rumpus Book Reviews....more
Posts Tagged: Lorrie Moore
I am a voyeur to the core. Keep your house lit at night and I will peer in to see how you spend your time alone, or what colors you’ve painted your walls. Invite me in and I will pick through your bookshelves and look at all your family photos on the mantle while you make me a drink. Ask me to stay and I will rummage through your things for what you’ve been hiding in those closets of yours. Write me a book with characters who are so real and precisely drawn that I can feel their warmth in the seat next to me, and I will sign out of Facebook and devour it....more
Dinty W. Moore’s rebuttal to Lorrie Moore’s essay in the New York Review of Books, in support of memoir-writing defends the genre and points out the absurdities in Moore’s adamant dismissal.
Memoirs and their questionable reliability have been the source of some recent contention, but Dinty Moore makes a case for the memoir as an authentic art form....more
Emma Straub’s debut collection of stories, Other People We Married, is full of quirky, thoughtful, resonating characters and has earned her comparisons with Lorrie Moore....more
Laura van den Berg’s debut collection of short stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, creates a nuanced portrayal of female isolation and independence, featuring women who grapple with their careers, their lovers, and the occasional mythical creature in worlds as far as Madagascar and the Congo....more
How to become a writer:
-You can’t carve solitude out of loneliness–you need people to get away from them.
When life is not the slightest bit luminescent, I read Lorrie Moore. She honors a commitment to the search for truth and morality through emotional and reachable means....more
It’s Sunday, and the Rumpus has lots of great stuff for you this week, including a Supersized Original Combo with Rebecca Wolff....more
The characters in Tao Lin’s work drink smoothies, use g-chat and steal, all with equal gravity, or lack thereof....more