Will You Please be Quiet, Please?: Stories

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Vintage Books, 1976 - Fiction - 251 pages
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With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story and instantly became both the recognized master of the form and one of our best-loved and most widely read fiction writers. His stories can "be counted among the masterpieces of American fiction".--The New York Times Book Review.

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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

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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



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About the author (1976)

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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