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Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver (1938 - August 1988) was an American short story writer and poet.

Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon. Carver's alcoholic father, C.R. Carver, died on June 17, 1967. For a time, Carver studied under the author John Gardner[?] at Chico State College in Chico, California.

Carver eventually remarried, to the poet Tess Gallagher[?]. He was good friends with Tobias Wolff[?] and Richard Ford. In 1988, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters[?].

Carver's writings are often associated with minimalism. Carver published often in Esquire[?], and his editor there, Gordon Lish[?], was instrumental in shaping Carver's prose. For example, where Gardner had advised Carver to use 15 words instead of 25, Lish instructed Carver to use 5 in place of 15. During this time, Carver also submitted poetry to James Dickey, then poetry editor of Esquire.

Works

Fiction

  • Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
  • Furious Seasons
  • Cathedral
  • Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories
  • Short Cuts

Poetry

  • All of Us: The Collected Poems
  • A New Path to the Waterfall
  • Ultramarine
  • Where Water Comes Together with Other Water
  • At Night the Salmon Move
  • Winter Insomnia
  • Near Klamath

Collected

  • Fires



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