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Where I'm Calling From :  Selected Stories - Raymond Carver

Where I'm Calling From

Selected Stories

Paperback Published: May 1991
ISBN: 9780679722311
Number Of Pages: 526

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By the time of his early death in 1988, Raymond Carver had established himself as one of the great practitioners of the American short story, a writer who had not only found his own voice but imprinted 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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and earlier Carver volumes, along with seven new works previously unpublished in book form.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 equalled.

About 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.

Industry Reviews

The summation of a triumphant career from "one of the great short story writers of our time--of any time." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)"[Raymond Carver is] one of the true contemporary masters." The New York Review of Books"[Carver's stories] can...be counted among the masterpieces of American fiction." Irving Howe, The New York Times Book Review"[These stories] overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life.... Carver is a writer of astonishing compassion and honesty, his eye set on describing and revealing the world as he sees it. His eye is so clear, it almost breaks your heart." The Washington Post Book World"

Selected Stories
Nobody Said Anythingp. 3
Bicycles, Muscles, Cigarettesp. 21
The Student's Wifep. 34
They're Not Your Husbandp. 44
What do you do in San Francisco?p. 53
Fatp. 64
What's in Alaska?p. 70
Neighborsp. 86
Put Yourself in my Shoesp. 94
Collectorsp. 113
Why, Honey?p. 121
Are These Actual Miles?p. 128
Gazebop. 139
One More Thingp. 147
Little Thingsp. 152
Why Don't you Dance?p. 155
A Serious Talkp. 162
What we Talk About When we Talk About Lovep. 170
Distancep. 186
The Third Thing That Killed my Father Offp. 198
So Much Water so Close to Homep. 213
The Calmp. 238
Vitaminsp. 245
Carefulp. 264
Where I'm Calling Fromp. 278
Chef's Housep. 297
Feverp. 303
Feathersp. 332
Cathedralp. 356
A Small, Good Thingp. 376
New Stories
Boxesp. 409
Whoever was Using This Bedp. 425
Intimacyp. 444
Menudop. 454
Elephantp. 472
Blackbird Piep. 491
Errandp. 512
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ISBN: 9780679722311
ISBN-10: 0679722319
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 526
Published: May 1991
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.27 x 13.46  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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