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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love By Raymond Carver

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

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This powerful collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time, was the first by Raymond Carver to be published in the UK.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Summary


What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

This powerful collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time, was the first by Raymond Carver to be published in the UK. With its spare, colloquial narration and razor-sharp sense of how people really communicate, the collection was to become one of the most influential literary works of the 1980s.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Reviews


The master craftsman of the modern American short story * Daily Telegraph *
One of America's most original, truest voices -- Salman Rushdie
One of the most celebrated American short-story writers of the 20th century * New York Times *
A remarkable collection * New York Review of Books *
I remember being floored by the first Raymond Carver collection I read: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love -- David Sedaris * New York Times *

About Raymond Carver


Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His father was a saw-mill worker and his mother was a waitress and clerk. He married early and for years writing had to come second to earning a living for his young family. Despite, small-press publication, it was not until Will You Please Be Quiet Please? appeared in 1976 that his work began to reach a wider audience. This was the year in which he gave up alcohol, which had contributed to the collapse of his marriage. In 1977 he met the writer Tess Gallagher, with whom he shared the last eleven years of his life. During this prolific period he wrote three collections of stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral and Elephant. Fires, a collection of essays, poems and stories, appeared in 1985, followed by three further collections of poetry. In 1988 he completed the poetry collection A New Path to the Waterfall.

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GOR001454487
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
Raymond Carver
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2009-11-02
144
0099530325
9780099530329
N/A
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