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Raymond Carver : a writer's life

Author: Carol Sklenicka
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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A profile of the late short-story master analyzes the myths and controversies attributed to his character and covers his struggles with alcohol, the role of a zealous editor in shaping his first collections, and his ability to portray the challenges of ordinary people.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Sklenicka
ISBN: 9780743262453 074326245X 9780743262460 0743262468 9781439160589 1439160589
OCLC Number: 298777055
Description: xi, 578 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I: Beginnings --
Raymond Junior --
Yakima Valley --
Vocation --
Cigarettes, beer, jazz --
Crazy in love --
Furious years --
A story of he and she --
The Athens of the Midwest --
Pt. II: Search --
Grinding and sharpening --
Were those actual miles? --
Luck --
Reading Mark Twain in Tel Aviv --
The sixties end --
A friend in New York --
Pt. III: Success and discontent --
A story in Esquire --
The illusion of freedom --
Astounding and amazing times --
Drowning --
Will you please be quiet, please? --
Pt. IV: Recovery --
Celebrated and homeless --
Sobriety --
Separation --
Beginning, again --
What we talk about when we talk about love --
Fires --
Pt. V: Triumph --
Cathedral --
Where water comes together with other water --
Ultramarine --
Where I'm calling from --
A new path to the waterfall --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Carol Sklenicka.

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A profile of the late short-story master analyzes the myths and controversies attributed to his character and covers his struggles with alcohol, the role of a zealous editor in shaping his first collections, and his ability to portray the challenges of ordinary people.

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