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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TJWilson - LibraryThing
Carver is a more mysterious Hemingway: simple prose and something happening below the story's conscious. In these stories, the family life is suspect and ideals are challenged with blunt realism that ... Read full review
WILL YOU PLEASE BE QUIET, PLEASE?: STORIESUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Raymond Carver's people have no faces. They're the ciphers of this world: dirt farmers, salesmen, short-order cooks, assembly-line workers, unemployed, skill-less, bankrupt. They come in matched pairs ... Read full review