Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
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.
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Review: Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?User Review - Meghan Fidler - Goodreads
Haruki Murakami translated this book (and many of the works of Scott Fitzgerald) into Japanese... and with good reason. Raymond Carver is an excellent distiller of the middle-class suburban American ... Read full review
Review: Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?User Review - Charles Boogaard - Goodreads
Simple stories that make you day dream the next day as you ponder the stories of these regular folk. These clear and simply told story have the power of telling the lives of regular people all around ... Read full review