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Raymond Carver
Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His father was a saw-mill worker and his mother was a waitress and clerk. He married early and for years writing had to come second to earning a living for his young family. Despite, small-press publication, it was not until Will You Please... show more

Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His father was a saw-mill worker and his mother was a waitress and clerk. He married early and for years writing had to come second to earning a living for his young family. Despite, small-press publication, it was not until Will You Please Be Quiet Please? appeared in 1976 that his work began to reach a wider audience. This was the year in which he gave up alcohol, which had contributed to the collapse of his marriage. In 1977 he met the writer Tess Gallagher, with whom he shared the last eleven years of his life. During this prolific period he wrote three collections of stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral and Elephant. Fires, a collection of essays, poems and stories, appeared in 1985, followed by three further collections of poetry. In 1988 he completed the poetry collection A New Path to the Waterfall.
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Birth date: May 25, 1938
Died: August 02, 1988
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
“I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone’s heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.” in “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” by Raymond Carver, Gordon Lish Imagine the following sentence: “By 8 AM I wake...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 2 years ago
bookshelves: published-1976, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, summer-2013, tbr-busting-2013, fraudio, winter-20152016, jan-2016-litricher, lit-richer, tbr-busting-2016 Read from June 03, 2013 to January 07, 2016 Description: With this, his first collection, Carver breathed new life into the sh...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 3 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20142015, fraudio, published-1981, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, tbr-busting-2015 Read from December 07, 2011 to February 24, 2015 Description: This powerful collection of stories, set in the Northwest among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it 3 years ago
Acabo de ver Birdman. Y la amé.
Rey's books
Rey's books rated it 3 years ago
A collection of short stories selected by Murakami. Even when all of them are related to birthdays, each one is unique, and they produce different emotions to the reader. I loved this book for this reason, and it was a practical introduction to other authors´ work that I will read later.
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