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Raymond Carver


(Raymond Clevie Carver)
USA (1938 - 1988)

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. This was the year in which he gave up alcohol, which had contributed to the collapse of his marriage. In 1977 he met the writer Tess Gallagher, with whom he shared the last eleven years of his life. During this prolific period he wrote three collections of stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral and Elephant. Fires, a collection of essays, poems and stories, appeared in 1985, followed by three further collections of poetry. In 1988 he completed the poetry collection A New Path to the Waterfall.
 
Series contributed to
The Best American Short Stories 1986
 
Anthologies edited
American Short Story Masterpieces
 
Non fiction
Carver Country: The World of Raymond CarverSoul Barnacles: On the Literature of a Relationship: Tess Gallagher And Raymond Carver
 
Anthologies containing stories by Raymond Carver
American Gothic Tales
 
Short stories
Little Things (1986)


Books about Raymond Carver
Stories Of Raymond Carver
 
Raymond Carver recommends
Moon Deluxe
Moon Deluxe (1983)
Frederick Barthelme
"Moon Deluxe is something else entirely - superbly written, and very funny."



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