Cathedral: Stories

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Vintage Books, 1989 - Fiction - 227 pages
420 Reviews
"A dozen stories that overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life...Carver is a writer of astonishing compassion and honesty...his eye set only on describing and revealing the world as he sees it. His eye is so clear, it almost breaks your heart."--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

"Cathedral contains astonishing achievements, which bespeaks a writer expanding his range of intentions."--The Boston Globe

"A few of Mr. Carver's stories can already be counted among the masterpieces of American fiction...Cathedral shows a gifted writer struggling for a larger scope of reference, a finer touch of nuance." --Irving Howe, front page, The New York Times Book Review

"Clear, hard language so right that we shiver at the knowledge we gain from it." --Thomas Williams, Chicago Tribune Book World

"Carver is more than a realist; there is, in some of his stories, a strangeness, the husk of a myth." --Los Angeles Times


Stories included:
"Feathers"
"Chef's House"
"Preservation"
"The Compartment"
"A Small, Good Thing"
"Vitamins"
"Careful"
"Where I'm Calling From"
"The Train"
"Fever"
"The Bridle"
"Cathedral"

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Love the writing - engaging, simple, and beautiful. - Goodreads
Simple, intense, memorable prose. - Goodreads
I LOVE this guy's writing style. - Goodreads
Easy to read, but still had meaning to them. - Goodreads
He's a great writer. - Goodreads
Characterization is superb, stories are real and true. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

Carver's voice is unmistakable, mesmerizing, and real. I was drawn into every story through the power of this voice, even the stories that didn't touch me. But many of these did touch me. My ... Read full review

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User Review  - James Chally - Goodreads

A phenomenal collection of simple short stories about everyday people woven throughout with complex themes that grip the heart of the reader. The title story Cathedral is an absolute gem, a must read! Read full review

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Contents

Feathers
3
Chefs House
27
Preservation
35
Copyright

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




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