What we talk about when we talk about love: stories

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Vintage Books, Jun 18, 1989 - Fiction - 159 pages
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In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver's characters are peripheral people--people without education, insight or prospects, people too unimaginative to even give up. Carver celebrates these men and women.

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You can't call Carver's writing beautiful. - Goodreads
Carver's prose is familiar and frightening immediately. - Goodreads
None of the stories seem to have a happy ending. - Goodreads
Carver is one of themasters of short story telling. - Goodreads
His stories were very easy to read. - Goodreads

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"Carver's fictioon is so spare in manner that it takes time before one realizes how completely a whole culture and a moral condition is represented by even the most seemingly slight sketch..." I think ... Read full review

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Didn't work for me! Probably I am spoiled with Jhumpa Lahiri's short stories ("Interptreter of maladies" and "Unaccustomed world". No any feelings for this book! Read full review

Contents

WHY DONT YOU DANCE?
3
VIEWFINDER
11
MR COFFEE AND MR FIXIT
17
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About the author (1989)

Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please (a National Book Award nominee in 1977), was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), and Where I'm Calling From in 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in August of that year, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.

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