Ultramarine

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Random House, 1986 - Fiction - 140 pages
24 Reviews
"Mr. Carver is heir to that most appealing American poetic voice, the lyricism of Theodore Roethke and James Wright.... this book is a treasure, one to return to. No one's brevity is as rich, as complete, as Raymond Carver's." --New York Times Book Review "Carver's gifts as a storyteller shine through his poetry.... Sometimes a Carver poem also works as a short story, with all its elements--character, diction, place, event--compressed intact into the brevity of verse. And sometimes Carver delivers the goods in pure lyrical form, in words as full of yearning and sensibility as those of a very young man, but poems possessing the hard-won qualities of focus, stillness and irony only rewarded by experience." --Los Angeles Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Review: Ultramarine: Poems

User Review  - Paul Taylor - Goodreads

I am not American and have never visited Washington State but can empathise with Carver's poetry. He wistfully combines the sense of loss, loneliness and failures in middle age life with the joy of nature and in particular fishing. Maybe he is the voice of a generation. Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

I am not American and have never visited Washington State but can empathise with Carver's poetry. He wistfully combines the sense of loss, loneliness and failures in middle age life with the joy of nature and in particular fishing. Maybe he is the voice of a generation. Read full review

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Contents

Where Theyd Lived
17
The Jungle
30
The Minuet 4 3
43
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

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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