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Raymond Carver : an oral biography

Author: Sam Halpert
Publisher: Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 & mdash;greatly expanded from the earlier When We Talk about Raymond Carver & mdash;of interviews with close companions, acquaintances, and family, Sam  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Entretiens
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Halpert, Sam, 1920-
Raymond Carver.
Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, ©1995
(DLC) 94046555
(OCoLC)31707804
Named Person: Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Halpert
ISBN: 1587290995 9781587290992
OCLC Number: 44962431
Notes: Enl. ed. of: ... When we talk about Raymond Carver. 1st ed. 1991.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 196 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction; 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; Geoffrey 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 & mdash;greatly expanded from the earlier When We Talk about Raymond Carver & mdash;of interviews with close companions, acquaintances, and family, Sam Halpert has chronologically arranged the reminiscences of Carver's adult life, recalling his difficult & ldquo;Bad Raymond & rdquo; days through his second life as a recovering alcoholic.

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