Conversations with Raymond Carver

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Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 259 pages
This collection of Raymond Carver's interviews reveals him to have been perhaps the premier short-story writer of his generation, a lyric-narrative poet of singular resonance, and a staunch proponent of realistic fiction in the wake of postmodern formalism. The twenty-five conversations gathered here, several available in English for the first time, include craft interviews, biographical portraits, self-analyses, and wide-ranging reflections on the current literary scene.

Carver discusses his changing views of his widely influential fiction collections What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (1981), Cathedral (1983), and Where I'm Calling From (1988). Carver explains how at the height of his fame as a fiction writer he turned to poetry, producing three prize-winning books in as many years. Finally, in the closing months of his life, he talks about the coming of his last triumphant stories, the ones that secured his reputation.


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AccoladeWinning Author Returns to Humboldt
Raymond Carver Speaking Robert Pope and Lisa McElhinny
No Shortcuts to a Good Story
Raymond Carver Mona Simpson and Lewis Buzbee
Keeping It Short Kay Bonetti
Raymond Carver Michiko Miyamoto
A Voice from the Wasteland Patricia Morrisroe
A Chronicler of BlueCollar Despair
Raymond Carver Nicholas OConnell
Carvers World Roxanne Lawler
Matters of Life and Death William L Stull
Raymond Carver and His World
Raymond Carver David Applefield
An Interview with Raymond Carver
PW Interviews Raymond Carver Penelope Moffet
Ive Got a Book to Finish Im a Lucky Man Gianni Riotta

An Interview with Raymond Carver Larry McCaffery
Poetry Poverty and Realism Down in Carver Country

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About the author (1990)

Marshall Bruce Gentry is author of Flannery O'Connor's Religion of the Grotesque and coeditor (with William L. Stull) of Conversations with Raymond Carver, both published by University Press of Mississippi. William L. Stull is coeditor (with Marshall Bruce Gentry) of Conversations with Raymond Carver, published by University Press of Mississippi.

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