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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please  : Vintage Classics - Raymond Carver

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please

Vintage Classics


Published: December 2009
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With this, his first collection, Carver breathed new life into the short story. In the pared-down style that has since become his hallmark, Carver showed how humour and tragedy dwell in the hearts of ordinary people, and won a readership that grew with every subsequent brilliant collection of stories, poems and essays that appeared in the last eleven years of his life.

About the Author

Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His father was a saw-mill worker and his mother was a waitress and clerk. He married early and for years writing had to come second to earning a living for his young family. Despite, small-press publication, it was not until WILL YOU PLEASE BE QUIET PLEASE? appeared in 1976 that his work began to reach a wider audience.

"Carver has made himself the natural successor to his true mentor, Chekhov" Financial Times "He is alert to the unique, inconspicuous incident, when a life or a marriage may change course decisively" Sunday Telegraph "Carver's stories celebrate some lasting aspects of the human condition, however minimal, conjuring up a quality of fellow feeling which gives the stories a compelling, dry-eyed poignancy, a melancholy but intensely moving authenticity" -- William Boyd Daily Telegraph "There is nobody else like him. In some ways his pared-down style is an extreme development of the Hemingway style, but Carver writes about women and the ways men relate to them far more convincingly than Hemingway ever did" Frank Kermode "Carver is a master of the clear, sharp, resonant detail" Daily Telegraph

Fatp. 1
Neighborsp. 6
The Ideap. 12
They're Not Your Husbandp. 16
Are You a Doctor?p. 23
The Fatherp. 31
Nobody Said Anythingp. 33
Sixty Acresp. 47
What's in Alaska?p. 58
Night Schoolp. 70
Collectorsp. 76
What Do You Do in San Francisco?p. 82
The Students Wifep. 90
Put Yourself in My Shoesp. 97
Jerry and Molly and Samp. 111
Why, Honey?p. 123
The Ducksp. 128
How about This?p. 134
Bicycles, Muscles, Cigarettesp. 141
Are These Actual Miles?p. 150
Signalsp. 158
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?p. 164
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ISBN: 9780099530343
ISBN-10: 0099530341
Series: Vintage Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: December 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.15