Will You Please be Quiet, Please?: Stories

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Vintage Books, 1976 - Fiction - 251 pages
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With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story and instantly became both the recognized master of the form and one of our best-loved and most widely read fiction writers. His stories can "be counted among the masterpieces of American fiction".--The New York Times Book Review.

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At this point, I like most Carver stories individually, but I struggle to read whole collections at once. The protagonists begin to seem uniform, and Carver's narrative strategies seem identical in ... Read full review

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It's almost impossible for me to read Raymond Carver stories and not feel compelled to write one of my own. A derivative, foolish, weak thing, of course, but one of my own is generally born ... Read full review



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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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