See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary



Award-winning author Lorrie Moore has been writing criticism for over thirty years - and her forensically intelligent, witty and engaging essays are collected here for the first time. Whether writing on Titanic, Margaret Atwood or The Wire, her pieces always offer surprising insights into contemporary culture.

'Exhilarating . . . I was struck not only by Moore's intelligence and wit, and by the syntactical and verbal satisfactions of her prose, but by the fundamental generosity of her critical spirit.' Guardian

'One of America's most brilliant writers . . . This book is a delight.' Stylist

'Intimate and approachable . . . See What Can Be Done flooded my veins with pleasure.' New York Times

'An incisive, wide-ranging and enjoyable collection . . . Marvellously nuanced.' Observer

'Impressive . . . so witty and well-mannered . . . Has something wise or funny on almost every page.' Financial Times

'The entire book is filled with the sharp, off-the-wall, completely brilliant observations that Moore is famous for.' The Pool

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