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Product Details

  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (January 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821411004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821411001
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,233,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Avery on March 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
Nesset, whose near-obsessive interest with Carver provides many insights, manages to do what few serious critical inquiries do: entertain while he enlights. And, as anybody who has read some of Nesset's own fiction can attest, what he has learned from a master has not been lost on the student.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By George Reston on June 13, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I've perused all of the critical work and this book outshines them all -- by at least 300 per cent. It's engaging, penetrating, well-developed and lucid, and written humanely no less, with much flair and elan. What a refreshing read, considering the arid critical deserts one often wanders. Nesset explores all of Carver's major volumes of stories, discussing selected stories in each while touching on others, and reflecting on Carver's poems here and there to good effect, using them as signposts and touchstones. If you've ever felt baffled by those bare, darkest stories, feel baffled no more. Carver's craft, his magic, is revealed in this book -- revealed from first page to last in that most illuminating, helpful, and respectful of ways.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sheila raschfield on July 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is the study on Ray Carver I've been looking for. Excellent! Very smart, super smart, and still readable. A great aid for teaching Carver's fiction, or for writing about it, or for just understanding its intricacies, of which there are many, as Nesset demonstrates. Great book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By priscilla on June 13, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Thanks to Kirk Nesset for writing a study that's EXCITING TO READ even while thoughtful and smart and interpretively right on the money. Who said writing about writers and writing had to be boring? This is the book I've been wanting to find!
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