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Cathedral - Raymond Carver
Cathedral
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"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,... show more
"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 TimesStories 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679723691 (0679723692)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
wonderful characterisations but content? zzzzzzzz
My bookies
My bookies rated it
5.0 Cathedral
Extraordinary writing, so simple and wonderfully crafted. If nothing else, read this just to enjoy great writing.
Lavinia
Lavinia rated it
As it usually happens, I subjectively liked some stories more than others. It has nothing to do with Mr. Carver's obvious talent and keen eye for the little details life is made of. It might be just me, but I felt that in almost all stories there's a strange feeling of loneliness and alienation, as ...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
3.0 Cathedral
OK, so the craft and the talent of/behind these stories is undoubted, but there was very little about them to love.They were mostly about endings and people keeping on anyway. Sometimes they had a shred of hope like in the title story or "Where I'm Calling From", but mostly it was about keeping your...
globulon
globulon rated it
On the whole I liked this collection better than "What we talk about...". I see myself reading both collections again I just felt there was more humanity in this collection.The real experience here was the story "A Small, Good Thing". This seems to be one of the examples of story restored to pre-L...
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