Search Results: "Raymond Carver"


BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND CARVER by Carol Sklenicka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2009

"The epic biography that Carver deserves."
A rich portrait of a master of the American short story. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND by Yann Le Bec
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"What makes it all worthwhile? Getting 'your ears scratched in just the right place.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
A dog explores a career in journalism, then decides there are better things (for a dog) to do. Read full book review >

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WHERE I'M CALLING FROM by Raymond Carver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 1988

Carver's shrewd new publisher here repackages 30 stories—a few with new titles—from his four collections, and includes seven uncollected pieces, one of which has never seen print. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE by Raymond Carver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 1981

"Still, as artifacts of American culture right this minute, they are mightily impressive and, at their best, invested with a fiercely humane pathos."
Carver's spare voice remains distinctive in this new collection of stories (Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, 1977, was his first). Read full book review >

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CATHEDRAL by Raymond Carver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1983

"Still, when he plays it straight, as in 'Cathedral,' this storyteller works us magically into that supreme fictional zone of intimacy and surprise—making his third collection, despite its frequent wobbles, a distinguished, powerful book from a very special writer."
With his third collection of stories, Carver has securely hit his stride; his stories seem like no one else's. Read full book review >

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WILL YOU PLEASE BE QUIET, PLEASE? by Raymond Carver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1976

"A deftly executed first collection by a young West Coast writer and a genuine tribute to that other citizen—the semi-literate wash-out, the hod-carrier, the Levittown homeowner—who lives a million light-years away from the American Dream."
Raymond Carver's people have no faces. Read full book review >

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SKY CARVER by Dean Whitlock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2005

"A nice blend of introspection and action. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A flowing quest explores industrialization and personal magical talents through three likable characters. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN SHORT STORY MASTERPIECES by Tom Jenks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 1987

"But however that may be, one hardly finds here yet the anthology deserving the mantel of its—and of that earlier—august title."
It's hard not to be cynical about an anthology of proclaimed "masterpieces" that includes, without apology, a story by one of its editors; and although some may consider Carver a contemporary master, remarkably few other indisputable gems are brought together here—Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," Philip Roth's "Tire Conversion of the Jews" and Bernard Malamud's "The Magic Barrel." Read full book review >

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BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, 1986 by Shannon Ravenel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1986

"But, otherwise, tired nags ran this course, on the whole."
If this year's edition were a horse race (and these "bests" can't be denied their competitive aspect), it would be a $3000 claimer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND CHANDLER by Tom Hiney
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Hiney ends up nibbling around the edges of Chandler's life and work, as if he'd bitten off more than he could chew. (illustrations, not seen)"
A disappointing new biography of the nonpareil hardboiled writer. Read full book review >

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DREAM CARVER by Diana Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Begin it now'—may exceed the grasp of the children for whom the book is intended, but Cordova's depictions of Mateo's animals may win them over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mateo, a young boy who lives in the southern Mexican village of Monte Alban, learns to carve traditional wooden toys (juguetes) at his father's side. Read full book review >