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Cathedral

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by Raymond Carver
     
 

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Raymond Carver’s third collection of stories, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, including the canonical titular story about blindness and learning to enter the very different world of another.  These twelve stories mark a turning point in Carver’s work and “overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life. . . . Carver

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Raymond Carver’s third collection of stories, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, including the canonical titular story about blindness and learning to enter the very different world of another.  These twelve stories mark a turning point in Carver’s work and “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).

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Jonathan Yardley
A dozen stories that overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life ... Carver is a writer of astonishing compassion and honesty.
The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679723691
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1989
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
150,116
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 8.11(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

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 August 2, 1988, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.

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