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See What Can Be Done

(2018)
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When in 1999 I began writing for The New York Review of Books ... my stance became that of the ingenuous Martian who had just landed on a gorgeous alien planet ... Montaigne's que sais-je. A little light, a little wonder, some skepticism, some awe, some squinting, some je ne sais quoi. Pick a thing up, study it, shake it, skip it across a still surface to see how much felt and lively life got baked into it. Does it sail? Observe. See what can be done.

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.



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May 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
ISBN: 0-571-33992-1 / 978-0-571-33992-1 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
ISBN: 0-385-69131-9 / 978-0-385-69131-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
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ISBN: 1-5247-3248-6 / 978-1-5247-3248-6 (USA edition)
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
ISBN: 0-571-33994-8 / 978-0-571-33994-5 (UK edition)
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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
ISBN: 0-525-43385-6 / 978-0-525-43385-9 (USA edition)
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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
ISBN: 0-385-69395-8 / 978-0-385-69395-0 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
ISBN: 1-5384-9402-7 / 978-1-5384-9402-8 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary: Library Edition
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
ISBN: 1-5384-9401-9 / 978-1-5384-9401-1 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
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April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
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May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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