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See what can be done : essays, criticism, and commentary
See what can be done : essays, criticism, and commentary
Moore, Lorrie2018
Lorrie Moore has been writing criticism for over thirty years, and her forensically intelligent, witty, and engaging essays are collected together here for the first time. Whether writing on Titanic, Margaret Atwood, or The Wire, her pieces always offer elegant and surprising insights into multiple forms of art. Crucially, Moore is a practitioner who writes criticism; her discussion of other people's work is based on her understanding of what it really takes to make something out of nothing: of what it takes to make art. This lends her encounters with books, films, and paintings the uniquely intimate quality which has made them so immensely popular with readers. In sparkling, articulate prose studded with frequently hilarious insights, Moore's meditations are a rare opportunity to witness a brilliant mind thinking things through and figuring things out on the page.
London : Faber & Faber, 2018.
xix, 407 pages ; 25 cm.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryLanguages and Literature814.6 MOOAvailable