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A movie tie-in edition to the brilliant new film by Robert Altman, based on these nine stories by Carver, "one of the great short story writers of our time--of any time" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

A movie tie-in edition to the brilliant new film by Robert Altman, based on these nine stories by Carver, "one of the great short story writers of our time--of any time" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

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Overview

A movie tie-in edition to the brilliant new film by Robert Altman, based on these nine stories by Carver, "one of the great short story writers of our time--of any time" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

A movie tie-in edition to the brilliant new film by Robert Altman, based on these nine stories by Carver, "one of the great short story writers of our time--of any time" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

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Irving Howe
"Carver's stories can be counted among the masterpieces of American fiction." -- The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679748649
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 157
  • Sales rank: 407,539
  • Product dimensions: 5.15 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.40 (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 in August of that year, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.
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Table of Contents

Introduction by Robert Altman

Neighbors
They're Not Your Husband
Vitamins
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
So Much Water So Close to Home
A Small, Good Thing
Jerry and Molly and Sam
Collectors
Tell the Women We're Going
Lemonade (poem)

A note on the text

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    What You Would Expect From Raymond Carver

    This collection of short stories by Raymond Carver is very good, but nothing unexpected from the author. His writing style is spare, with a realism that feels voyeuristic.
    As it is touted on the cover, Robert Altman adapted this book to a film of the same title; as it turns out, the Criterion release of that dvd comes with this book of short stories. So, if you enjoy Altman films (and really, who doesn't?), buying the dvd would be a worthwhile (and perhaps wiser) investment.

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