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Raymond Carver : an oral biography

Author: Sam Halpert
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Raymond Carver has become a literary icon for our time. When he died in 1988 at the age of fifty, he was acclaimed as the greatest influence on the American short story since Hemingway. Carver's friends were the stuff of legend as well. In this rich collection - greatly expanded from the earlier When We Talk about Raymond Carver - of interviews with close companions, acquaintances, and family, Sam Halpert has
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Entretiens
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Halpert, Sam, 1920-
Raymond Carver.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)648599221
Named Person: Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Halpert
ISBN: 0877455023 9780877455028 0877455031 9780877455035
OCLC Number: 31707804
Notes: Enl. ed. of: ... When we talk about Raymond Carver. 1st ed. 1991.
Description: viii, 196 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Dick Day --
Donald Justice --
John Leggett --
William Kittredge --
Leonard Michaels --
Douglas Unger --
Donald Justice --
Chuck Kinder --
Scott Turow --
William Kittredge --
Maryann Carver --
Chris Carver --
Douglas Unger --
Richard Ford --
Tobias Wolff --
Stephen Dobyns --
Douglas Unger --
Geoffrey Wolff --
Robert Stone --
Jay McInerney --
Maryann Carver --
Dick Day --
William Kittredge --
Tobias Wolff --
Richard Ford --
Leonard Michaels --
Richard Ford --
Stephen Dobyns --
Chris Carver --
Geoffrey Wolff --
Chuck Kinder --
Douglas Unger --
Tobias Wolff --
Maryann Carver --
Dick Day.
Other Titles: When we talk about Raymond Carver.
Responsibility: Sam Halpert.

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Raymond Carver has become a literary icon for our time. When he died in 1988 at the age of fifty, he was acclaimed as the greatest influence on the American short story since Hemingway. Carver's friends were the stuff of legend as well. In this rich collection - greatly expanded from the earlier When We Talk about Raymond Carver - of interviews with close companions, acquaintances, and family, Sam Halpert has chronologically arranged the reminiscences of Carver's adult life, recalling his difficult "Bad Raymond" days through his second life as a recovering alcoholic and triumphantly successful writer.

Some of America's most distinguished writers remember Raymond Carver in these pages, including Richard Ford, Leonard Michaels, Scott Turow, Tobias Wolff, Geoffrey Wolff, Chuck Kinder, William Kittredge, Stephen Dobyns, Douglas Unger, Dick Day, John Leggett, Donald Justice, Jay McInerney, and Robert Stone. His first wife, Maryann Carver, and their daughter, Chris Carver, also contribute their recollections of his early efforts to become a writer while struggling with poverty and alcoholism.

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