Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

by Raymond Carver
     
 

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With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are the classics of our time.

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With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are the classics of our time.

Editorial Reviews

Geoffrey Wolff
"Potent...Carver's prose, for all its simplicity, carries his mark everywhere....His tact and precision are marvelous. (His) stories have been carefully shaped, shorn of ornamentation and directed away from anything that might mislead. They are brief stories but by not means short: they imply conplexities of action and motives....Mr. Carver's work here is done, and wonderfully." -- New York Times Book Review
Irving Howe
"Among the masterpieces of American fiction." -- The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679735694
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
273,346
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.56(d)

What People are saying about this

James Dickey
"Raymond Carver's stories have tremendous force, the power of a connecting left hook when the fist is filled with a roll of coins. Such an impact cannote be shakened off. Carver is extraordinary!"
Leonard Michaels
"Raymond Carver's stories are extraordinary in their language, their music and their huge terrifying revision of ordinary human life in this country. He is among the best authentically American writers we now have."

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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