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  What We Talk About When We Talk About Love : Stories "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" is not only the most well-known short story title of the latter part of the 20th century; it has come to stand for an entire aesthetic, the bare-bones prose style for which Raymond Carver became famous. Perhaps, it could be argued, too famous, at least... Read more

  Where I'm Calling from : New and Selected Stories The last story collection published during Carver's life (he died in 1988) contains most of his greatest hits from his earlier books, as well as seven stories that hadn't been collected up to that point. The breadth of the collection makes these 37 stories an extremely complete map of Carver... Read more

  On Becoming a Novelist Picture the poor, young, serious-fiction writer. He toils alone at a pace not so different from that of Lincoln Tunnel traffic at rush hour in New York. His spouse has a "real" job, or perhaps he has a trust fund. His college friends are cashing in on their dot-coms and wondering if he's ever going... Read more

  Cathedral To my mind, the twelve short stories here represent the densest collection of quintessential Carver -- the man who single-handedly revived the American short story and returned the form to eminence during the 1970s and 1980s. Cathedral contains pieces such as A Small, Good Thing," Carver's most... Read more

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    Carver: The Raymond Carver Website - "Here you will find a wealth of information regarding Ray's world, including a detailed biography and chronology by Professor William Stull, photographs from Tess Gallagher's home photo album, a complete bibliography of Ray's work, even four working drafts of Ray's poem 'Shooting.'"

    Phil Carson's Raymond Carver Page - Includes background/biographical information on Carver, along with an essay and the text of an interview.


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