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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

  • Author: Raymond Carver
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409016390
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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With this, his first collection, Carver breathed new life into the short story. In the pared-down style that has since become his hallmark, Carver showed how humour and tragedy dwell in the hearts of ordinary people, and won a readership that grew with every subsequent brilliant collection of stories, poems and essays that appeared in the last eleven years of his life.

Technique and Sensibility in the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver

Technique and Sensibility in the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver

  • Author: Arthur F. Bethea
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136544712
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 340
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A comprehensive examination of the fiction and poetry of Raymond Carver.

Reading Raymond Carver

Reading Raymond Carver

  • Author: Randolph Paul Runyon
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815626312
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 226
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This study of the short stories of Raymond Carver also takes excursions into his poetry and essays. Runyon argues that the stories are intricately linked as part of a cohesive body of work.

Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver

A Writer's Life

  • Author: Carol Sklenicka
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439160589
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 592
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The first biography of america’s best-known short story writer of the late twentieth century. The London Times called Raymond Carver "the American Chekhov." The beloved, mischievous, but more modest short-story writer and poet thought of himself as "a lucky man" whose renunciation of alcohol allowed him to live "ten years longer than I or anyone expected." In that last decade, Carver became the leading figure in a resurgence of the short story. Readers embraced his precise, sad, often funny and poignant tales of ordinary people and their troubles: poverty, drunkenness, embittered marriages, difficulties brought on by neglect rather than intent. Since Carver died in 1988 at age fifty, his legacy has been mythologized by admirers and tainted by controversy over a zealous editor’s shaping of his first two story collections. Carol Sklenicka penetrates the myths and controversies. Her decade-long search of archives across the United States and her extensive interviews with Carver’s relatives, friends, and colleagues have enabled her to write the definitive story of the iconic literary figure. Laced with the voices of people who knew Carver intimately, her biography offers a fresh appreciation of his work and an unbiased, vivid portrait of the writer.

Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver

a study of the short fiction

  • Author: Ewing Campbell
  • Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
  • ISBN: 9780805783001
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 177
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Perhaps the most significant and influential figure in this century's wave of American realism, Raymond Carver (1938-1988) is credited not only with reviving the short story as an artistically legitimate form, but also with perfecting minimalist fiction. His 1981 collection, What We Talk about When We Talk about Love, remains the standard against which minimalist literature is measured, and his numerous prize-winning and frequently anthologized stories have established him as the extender of a modernist tradition stretching from Chekhov through Joyce and Hemingway. In his later collections, such as Cathedral (1983) and Where I'm Calling From (1988), Carver surpasses even his own great achievement, setting a bold new path for his short fiction and intensifying the scholarly attention he'd first inspired with "Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?" (anthologized in Best American Short Stories of 1967). Moving chronologically through Carver's complete short fiction canon and examining key stories in depth, Ewing Campbell traces the author's development through and beyond literary minimalism, into the tradition of tragic allegory. He explores Carvers persistent use of myth and archetype; motifs of the grotesque; religious iconography; and oppressed, spiritually paralyzed characters. From the earliest stories through the latest, Campbell illuminates Carvers constant fascination with the way individuals connect or fail to connect with one another.

Hicks, Tribes, and Dirty Realists

Hicks, Tribes, and Dirty Realists

American Fiction after Postmodernism

  • Author: Robert Rebein
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813149975
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 216
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Robert Rebein argues that much literary fiction of the 1980s and 90s represents a triumphant, if tortured, return to questions about place and the individual that inspired the works of Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Faulkner, and other giants of American literature. Concentrating on the realist bent and regional orientation in contemporary fiction, he discusses in detail the various names by which this fiction has been described, including literary postmodernism, minimalism, Hick Chic, Dirty Realism, ecofeminism, and more. Rebein's clearly written, nuanced interpretations of works by Raymond Carver, Cormac McCarthy, Don DeLillo, Louise Erdrich, Dorothy Allison, Barbara Kingsolver, E. Annie Proulx, Chris Offut, and others, will appeal to a wide range of readers.

Beginners

Beginners

  • Author: Raymond Carver
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307947939
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
  • View: 8895
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Here is the original manuscript of Raymond Carver’s seminal 1981 collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Carver is one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature—his style is both instantly recognizable and hugely influential—and the pieces in What We Talk About . . ., which portray the gritty loves and lives of the American working class, are counted among the foundation stones of the contemporary short story. In this unedited text, we gain insight into the process of a great writer. These expansive stories illuminate the many dimensions of Carver’s style, and are indispensable to our understanding of his legacy. Text established by William L. Stull and Maureen P. Carroll

Elephant

Elephant

  • Author: Raymond Carver
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448103576
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 128
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These seven stories were the last that Carver wrote. Among them is one of his longest, 'Errand', in which he imagines the death of Chekhov, a writer Carver hugely admired and to whose work his own was often compared. This fine story suggests that the greatest of modern short-story writers may, in the year before his untimely death, have been flexing his muscles for a longer work.

Collected Stories

Collected Stories

  • Author: Raymond Carver
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1019
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Collects legendary and controversial works by the mid-twentieth-century writer including posthumous, unedited, and previously unseen versions, in a comparative anthology that offers insight into the influence of editor Gordon Lish.

American Short Story since 1950

American Short Story since 1950

  • Author: Kasia Boddy
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748686533
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 184
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This book focuses specifically on short fiction written since 1950, a particularly rich and diverse period in the history of the form. A selective approach has been taken, focusing on the best and most representative work.