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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? By Raymond Carver

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
by Raymond Carver

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A collection of short stories, this work shows how humour and tragedy dwell in the hearts of ordinary people.
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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? Summary


Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver

With this, his first collection, Carver breathed 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.

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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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GOR001182988
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver
Raymond Carver
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2003-07-03
192
0099449897
9780099449898
N/A
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