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  • Paperback
  • 544
  • Where I’m Calling From
  • Raymond Carver
  • English
  • 13 August 2018
  • 9780679722311

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    The typical profile of an American adult reader of literature is a college educated professional making a decent salary in a choice environment such as the publishing industry law office consulting firm or college or university But how about the other America populated by men and women worlds away from ever re

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    ‘ It ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we're talking about when we talk about love’Life has a way of breaking even the strongest of hearts of dashing families friendships and lovers against the cold rocks of reality leaving hopes and dreams to drown beneath the waves of approaching daysThrough his short life—the chord of life severed by his own vices—Raymond Carver May 25 1

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    I wanted the first book I read in 2018 to be special and this classic selection of stories by Raymond Carver –

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    5 starsIn keeping with my “study” of the short story I figured it was about time I picked up Raymond Carver Call me a late bloomer The only story I had previously read by him was Cathedral which is excellent This is basically a story about a skeptical somewhat superficial man who is taught by a blind man how to “se

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    A collection of short stories from a writer considered by many to be one the master of the modern short story Many of the stories have a flavor of the author’s youth let’s say the 1940’s and 50’s since Carver was bo

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    Murakami on Carver I've never read so many stories about divorcees unhappy marriages or relationships dysfunctional families and alcoholics Carver's writing was incredibly real and this collection will definitely stay in my memory I'll be picking this up again down the track and maybe I will connect with it on a deeper level as I catch up t

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    275 This book includes the best stories from other collections including What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Choosing this sweeping collection of over 3 dozen stories as an introduction to Carver was a mistake Carver is known for his minimalism the “less is ” school The flip of that was certainly true for me The I read th

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    Miles Davis once said when asked why he played such minimalist modal melodies when his contemporaries were going for the fevered manic sound of be bop I try to only play the notes that matterThat's Raymond Carve

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    I'm Callin' From Where And everything you love starts to disappearThe devil takes your hand and says no fear'Have another shot just one beer'Yeah I've been thereThat's why I'm hereKenny Chesney That's Why I'm Here 1997 The Hoff HammeredUpon starting my own literary renaissance as part of a mid life identity crisis about 9 years ago I hadn'

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    Obliuity ellipses define Carver's minimal prose It's a threadbare style that doesn't give you much to chew on but somehow it captures the threadbare lives scattered across these stories perfectly There's sadness desolation here that would numb you to the point of oblivion the coiling despair tightening tightening around you like a python's grip till you are swallowed whole into its blackness Carver takes the ephemera and flotsam of non d

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Where I’m Calling From

Volumes along with seven new works previosly unpublished in book form Together these 37 stories give us a superb overview of Carver's life work and show us why he was so widely imitated but never eualed I m Callin From Where And everything you love starts to disappearThe devil takes your hand and says no fear Have another shot just one beer Yeah I ve been thereThat s why I m hereKenny Chesney That s Why I m Here 1997 The Hoff HammeredUpon starting my own literary renaissance as part of a mid life identity crisis about 9 years ago I hadn t heard of Raymond Carver On the New Yorker s monthly fiction podcast I heard a reading of Carver s short story Chef s House I was moved by this short short story about a guy named Chef who cleans up temporarily and resumes his relationship with his long time girlfriend but then got back to digging his hole A familiar story if you re close to an alcoholic or addict Lord knows Carver was each morning he saw one in the mirror Carver and Cheever wrote alcoholics better and realistic than anyone because as they came to admit they were so afflicted I think that s a big r

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It in the imaginations of thousands of readers 'Where I'm Calling From' his last collection encompasses classic stories from 'Cathedral' 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Love' and earlier Carver Murakami on Carver I ve never read so many stories about divorcees unhappy marriages or relationships dysfunctional families and alcoholics Carver s writing was incredibly real and this collection will definitely stay in my memory I ll be picking this up again down the track and maybe I will connect with it on a deeper level as I catch up to the ages of the characters whom are generally older than 30I d been interested in reading Carver since Haruki Murakami had consistently praised him in his interviews Murakami had translated Carver s collection over 14 years into Japanese and discussed his personal and professional life and writing in great detail in a 40 page interview devoted to Carver from this book I m lucky to be able to read as a Murakami fan Here are some excerpts my translation from the interview in September 2004 for the Japanese literary magazine Bungakukai While Carver s prose wa

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By the time of his early death in 1988 Raymond Carver had established himself as one of the greatest practitioners of the American short story a writer who had not only found his own voice but imprinted The typical profile of an American adult reader of literature is a college educated professional making a decent salary in a choice environment such as the publishing industry law office consulting firm or college or university But how about the other America populated by men and women worlds away from ever reading literary works men and women living in the raw boned land of work boots crap jobs hard liuor chain smokes trailer camps hollering from foul mouths and breakdowns from beat up cars Well welcome to Carver country There are 37 stories in this Raymond Carver collection As way of providing a taste of what the reader unfamiliar with the author might expect here is a short write up on four stories each story vintage Raymond CarverTHEY RE NOT YOUR HUSBANDEarl is a salesman between jobs Earl goes to the diner where his wife Doreen works as a waitress on the night shift He overhears two men at the cou


About the Author: Raymond Carver

Carver was born into a poverty stricken family at the tail end of the Depression He married at 19 started a series of menial jobs and his own career of 'full time drinking as a serious pursuit' a career that would eventually kill him Constantly struggling to support his wife and family Carver enrolled in a writing programme under author John Gardner in 1958 He saw this opportunity as a turni