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Bark

Bark

Moore, Lorrie, author

This title presents eight masterful stories, in which Lorrie Moore explores the passage of time, and summons up its inevitable sorrows and comic pitfalls

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Faber and Faber, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Lorrie Moore
ISBN: 0571273904, 9780571273904
Physical Description: 240 pages ; 22 cm
Subject: Short Stories.; General.; Short stories.

Author note

LORRIE MOORE, after serving for almost three decades as the Delmore Schwartz Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Moore has received numerous grants and awards, from among others: the Lannan Foundation, the National Books Critics Circle, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her most recent novel, A Gate at the Stairs , was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize.

Reviews

Moore is one of the world's great artists of the short story ... Perfection .
The Times||'[Moore's] first collection in 16 years, was a masterclass in the form.'


Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year||[P]retty much 100% brilliant .
The Observer||Bark is a collection of taut, coherent, breathtaking enchantments which - looked at individually and taken together - remind us how only fiction has the real ability to re-create the world , to slant the light and make us see ourselves, and everything around us, as if for the very first time ... Reading these stories is an intense, disquieting, exhilarating experience ... Find a straight half-hour. Find an hour, or even two. You will be richly rewarded.
Financial Times||At her best, she is brilliant - precise and evocative , running from the cute to the vicious in the space of a sentence.
Sunday Times||Moore's writing glides. She describes the mundane with precision and grace ... Bark simultaneously honours and regrets the messiness of human relationships.
The Economist||No admirer of Moore's will go away either overloaded or unsatisfied, and it lets us contemplate and savor just what makes her work unique ... Probably no writer since Nabokov has

been as language-obsessed as Moore , but while Nabokov saw himself as an enchanter ... Moore is a darker spirit, skeptical of language even as she makes it do tricks ... Beckett, among others, got there before her, but she may be the chief contemporary

chronicler of those whose dread makes

them unable to turn off the laugh machine .
New York Times Book Review||[S]he is a forensically brave writer, acutely attuned to life's randomness, with a semantic virtuosity rarely equalled .
Telegraph||