Short Cuts: Selected Stories, Volume 1

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Vintage Books, 1993 - Fiction - 157 pages
12 Reviews

The nine stories and one poem collected in this volume formed the basis for the astonishingly original film "Short Cuts" directed by Robert Altman. Collected altogether in this volume, these stories form a searing and indelible portrait of American innocence and loss. From the collections Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, Where I'm Calling From, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and A New Path to the Waterfall; including an introduction by Robert Altman. With deadpan humor and enormous tenderness, this is the work of "one of the true contemporary masters" (The New York Review of Books).  

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Review: Short Cuts: Selected Stories

User Review  - Mario - Goodreads

Writers of the 21st Century should take heed of Carver's work. His prose and poetry are reminiscent of Bukowski, but not as lascivious and/or heinous. His views on the nuclear family and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

This has been sitting on my DVD shelf for a few years now as the Criterion companion to the movie. While I really enjoy the movie, I think I ended up buying it just because there was a book included ... Read full review

Contents

Neighbors
13
Theyre Not Your Husband
20
Vitamins
28
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

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 August 2, 1988, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.




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