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Anagrams Disillusioned and loveless a chain smoking art history professor who spends her spare time singing in nightclubs and tending to her young daughter finds herself pursued by an erratic would be libret

  • Title: Anagrams
  • Author: Lorrie Moore
  • ISBN: 9780446672726
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Disillusioned and loveless, a chain smoking art history professor who spends her spare time singing in nightclubs and tending to her young daughter finds herself pursued by an erratic, would be librettist.

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      • Lorrie Moore

        Lorrie Moore was born in Glens Falls, New York in 1957 She attended St Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where she tutored on an Indian reservation, and was editor of the university literary magazine and, at age 19, won Seventeen Magazine s Fiction Contest After graduating summa cum laude, she worked in New York for two years before going on to received a Masters in Fine Arts from Cornell University.Over the course of the last two decades Lorrie Moore has earned a place among the finest writers in this country by exploring the lives of modern women and men, many of them in the Midwest, as they confront the often absurd indignities of ordinary life, most particularly the quest for love and companionship Her short stories have charted this territory with unfailing intelligence, an almost miraculous wit, and remarkable depth of feeling Her prose is at once supple and sharp, hilarious and heartrending, and it has come to constitute an unmistakable prose style all her own Like all great writers, she has managed to bring the pathos of her characters down into the very grammar of her sentences, and as a result her mature work has a generous, open, pellucid quality and a wonderful unexpectedness It is the work of a writer who has mastered her art Lorrie Moore s stories are gifts, for her hard won, no doubt, but for her readers, pure pleasure.She has been a Professor at the University of Wisconsin since 1984, where she is currently Del Schwartz Professor in the Humanities.Her most recent, A Gate at the Stairs, was published in September, 2009 It was a New York Times bestseller, and was named by the publication one of the year s best books.


    1. an•a•gram ( n -gr m ) 1. A word or phrase formed by reordering the letters of another word or phrase, such as satin to stain.However, here in her first novel, short story writer Lorrie Moore (born 1957), reordered not letters but the different scenes in order for her reader to choose the one that he or she likes best. I have seen this approached in a couple of movies but my first time for a novel. Moore’s contemporary and humorous prose makes this approach not only crisp in its freshness b [...]

    2. This book was devastating – devastatingly funny, devastatingly honest. And its denouement, or the final unraveling of plot complexities, is devastatingly sad. Let me back up for a minute. "Anagrams" rearranges and frames three characters dynamically against each other, first in a sequence of short scenes, then in a longer sustained story. So the key characters – like letters in an anagrammatic word – function differently, contribute to a separate-though-equally-plausible reality, when loca [...]

    3. Wanted More from MooreLorrie Moore’s short first novel feels more like an amusing, extended exercise – a gimmick – rather than a full novel. Like letters in an anagram, Moore switches characters, professions and relationships. In the first section, for instance, Benna is a lounge singer and Gerard teaches aerobics to children. In the second, Benna teaches aerobics to seniors, while Gerard is working on a rock version of a Baroque opera. In another, Gerard is a lounge singer who wants to be [...]

    4. Today I thought I'd lost my copy of Anagrams and a little voice asked me if that would be so bad a thing to happen. As I said in my update, I was getting the idea that Moore is less. (Er, is that still funny?) Sorry Lorrie. I am the swine before which you cast your pearl. Oink.Anagram : List your novel really though quite Christmas and smirky monotonously please so aggravating make mine a Harvey Wallbanger is an anagram of I thought your novel was monotonously smirky and quite aggravating but I [...]

    5. Margaret Atwood has a great short story called "Happy Endings" that I kept thinking about as I read this book. Read it here and then continue with the review. Did you read it? Seriously guys, it'll take you like two minutes. I'll wait. Okay, good. So I don't know which came first, "Happy Endings" or Anagrams, but I feel almost sure that one of them had to influence the other. Anagrams is about two people, Benna and Gerard, who are in love - sort of. When we first meet them, they are living in ad [...]

    6. An extremely well-written, provocative, witty, and thought-provoking novel about the vagaries of modern life. I couldn't write like this even in my dreams. The fact that anyone can is a marvel to me.I am indebted to Stephanie for her insightful review of this book, without which I would not have known about the magical prose of Lorrie Moore. I will certainly read more of her work in the near future. Here she paints a complex, layered picture of the real and not-so-real aspects of three lives. In [...]

    7. Firstly, I am biased not only because I love Lorrie Moore but also because my first name is an anagram (I am named after my Grandmother, whose name was Edna). ***This book is strange without being alienating, and while I was nervous that the "anagramming" of characters would annoy me, I actually got into the rearranging of facts and desires that Moore plays with--it reminded me very much of the process of writing, of those moments when your character can do this or this or this, and you have to [...]

    8. Thirteen years ago, the dean of my law school gave a speech on our orientation day about how what good lawyers do is to “turn the crystal” on the law – look at it from different angles, bend the light a little differently and see how a whole new world of ideas can open up just by virtue of a different perspective. I often thought of that long-ago lecture while reading this book, as I watched Moore turn the crystal on three people and how their lives intertwine under different sets of circu [...]

    9. "life is sad. here is someone."Don't let this book fool you. You might pick it up and be humored by intellectual puns and clever turns of phrase before you realize you are reading what appears to be the highly conventional story of a woman in an unfortunate relationship. Like Todd Solondz's film Storytelling this novel plays with notions of fact and fiction. It isn't as simple as having a reliable or unreliable narrator, it's that everything said can mean something else, and perhaps even people [...]

    10. I struggled with this book a lot. The beginning was good but then around the middle it got really confusing to me. What was real, what wasn't? I'm still confused, actually, about when Gerard was her teaching assistant? I don't know. But, in the end it really all paid off for me. At first I gave it 3 stars, then it crept up to 4, and now I'm putting it at 5 because it just keeps growing in my mind, even several days later. I do think the beginning and middle parts function more/better as short st [...]

    11. I'm now at a point where I have so much love for Lorrie Moore that I'm not entirely sure that I'm able to review her that incisively now. Anagrams is an early novel/linked short stories and it definitely has a less polished feel to her more recent collections of short stories, which I find hard to fault. This lack of polish and sense of trying things out is perhaps why it has slightly mixed reviews. And I would agree that the concept of Anagrams - looking at roughly the same character, Benna, fr [...]

    12. I seriously think if I could choose to write like *anyone*, it would be Lorrie Moore.Moore does something amazing in the beginning of this book; she rearranges the characters' lives over and over in various short stories--hence the name Anagrams. Then, the last piece in the book is a novella using the same characters. Like all of Moore, it is by turns laugh out loud funny and heartbreaking.My only fear in recommending this book to students is that they will think I'm the main character in the no [...]

    13. Not only does Moore have the rare talent of being able to pull off a long series of puns with panache and grace, but she's pulled off a structural coup that has crushed my heart. This book, a blend of impeccable comic timing and sadness that loops back and references itself repeatedly, and a net of repeated phrases that build on themselves Vonnegut-style, merits a one-sitting read to catch all the nuances.

    14. There are many funny bits in this comic multi-plot relationship diatribe, but make no mistake. This is a confusing read unless someone tells you what to expecta do it yourself construction/deconstruction. Perhaps this would work better reading it with a group? I couldn't like it as a novel. I would include some of the funnier lines, but then it could mislead.

    15. The concept of this book is intriguing and for the most part well executed. The relationship between a woman, Benna, and a man, Gerard, is described in six different "possible lives" or what Moore calls anagrams: jumbled up versions of the same people and ingredients, rearranged into six different plot lines. The last one is the longest -- maybe it is the "true" one, maybe it isn't, but it is unequivocally the saddest. I was just going along with this book for a while, enjoying the humor, and th [...]

    16. I realize I've been giving so many books all five stars, but really, they are all five-star books. This one was just beautiful. Lorrie Moore's work is indescribable and all the more powerful for it.

    17. This is the Lorrie Moore I love. There is essentially nothing wrong with this book. You couldn't find a flaw if you tried.Anagrams follows the stories of Benna and Gerard, who, in a strange mash-up of scenarios, are poetry teachers, lounge singers, piano players, neighbors, parents, friends, lovers. In love and not in love. Together and then alone. The book plots the course of their relationship as it might take place if Gerard was in love with Benna, fully-clothed in his bathtub and listening f [...]

    18. It was my stint reading all the Nick Hornby novels I could find that started me reading Lorrie Moore books. I think she’s more of a short story writer, which I guess why this novel reads more like four separate pieces rather than a cohesive one. “Anagrams” is a concept novel where the characters in the story stay basically the same, but are rearranged a little each instance a slice of time gets retold. What remains constant is the two main characters, Gerard and Benna, are in love with eac [...]

    19. 'Anagrams' serves to bemuse, amuse and ultimately touch the heart of single status daydreamer. Its brilliant observations of life, no longer as a spring chicken, are only bettered by its moving discussions on love desired, lost and ignored. Bella's comical imagination allows her to overcome loneliness by creating friends and daughters in a manner that is not disturbing. Even if things are going from bad to worse, socially, romantically and financially, life isn't that bad. And I am glad there ar [...]

    20. "Life is sad. Here is someone."--AnagramsThis is Moore's first novel and the tone often feels overly clever. There are a lot of jokes and high stakes in charisma. The end brought everything home, though. The main character's sadness and devastation felt particularly real in the last scenes with her brother. Moore is really talented at capturing loneliness despite the cleverness or as a respite from the cleverness. Looking at her entire career, that's kind of what Lorrie Moore does best, keeping [...]

    21. You know the simultaneous feeling of sad and happy that an airport gives you? That's this book in a nutshell. It reflects the weary while making you laugh harder than you expect to. It's ideal for lovers of language and puns, for those who prefer to deal with words and invent entire worlds in their head than deal with the inevitably disappointing reality of everyday life.

    22. I laughed out loud so many times while reading Anagrams that my sister became curious and I had to read passages to her. But in the end it much more than comedy, a deep and moving experience. I am still puzzled by the way the book is structured, but I wouldn't want to lose any part of it, so I guess it worked well.

    23. This is both the best and saddest book I've ever read. Actually, I'm not sure why we aren't all spending all of our time reading this book forever. I can't say why because, well, pretty much anything I'd say would be a spoiler, and this book is too good to spoil. Seriously, this book is so good that I might get a Lorrie Moore-themed tattoo.

    24. I'm kind of in love with Lorrie Moore. She is so funny and devastating and her women are weird as hell which is why they're so wonderful. This is one of those books that makes me hate taking things out of the library because I can't underline all of my favorite lines. I feel kind of wrecked now that it's all over, which I wasn't expecting at all.

    25. Lorrie Moore’s Anagrams is nothing short of a masterpiece––the perfect book to save me from of a recent string of novels that didn’t cut the mustard. A befitting analysis would require a high degree of literary scrutiny, something I am probably too many years removed from my college days to muster. But I will trot out what I can.As one might expect from the title, Anagrams is a hard book to pin down. In its simplest form, it is a novel about love and loss, and how those things are just a [...]

    26. A funny and sad book, all at the same time. There are four short stories and one novella, which together make a somewhat postmodernist novel. Benna and Gerard are the main characters, sort of, but in each story they have a different relationship to each other and their characters are someone different, as though in each story, they, and other characters, are anagrams of the stories that went before. There are themes that tie them together as well--music, aerobics, teaching, childlessness--and lo [...]

    27. Very much enjoyed this one. Unfortunately / fortunately? - I got this from the Putney, VT Mini-Library of used books and someone from Bennington College (Vermont) had read this - I assume for a course. I've never seen anyone make such detailed notes in a book - it was entirely distracting! The note-taker was a genius - as far as I was concerned - so I was rapt in his analyses - thus missing my usual "book fluidity".So - my not very literary review: excellent book about 4 people - in different sc [...]

    28. Everything I've read by Moore has been great. 'Anagrams' was also good, but it was the first story of hers that I've read that felt uninspired. There were parts that were classic-Moore (i.e funny characters, dysfunctional conversations, etc.) but they were few and far between compared to everything else I've read by her.

    29. Anagrams is arguably the most adult of Moore’s three novels, although some library systems do not categorize it as a novel at all because its structure is so strange. A character named Gerard and a character named Benna appear in each of the five sections, but their relationship and history is different in each one. The first four sections are each short story length, altogether totaling fifty-nine pages. The last section, “The Nun of That,” at 163 pages, is a novella.The experiments in fo [...]

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