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Short Cuts: Selected Stories Paperback – September 14, 1993
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About the Author
Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please (a National Book Award nominee in 1977), was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), and Where I'm Calling From in 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died August 2, 1988, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.
- Item Weight : 5.3 ounces
- Paperback : 157 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0679748644
- ISBN-13 : 978-0679748649
- Product Dimensions : 5.27 x 0.44 x 7.98 inches
- Publisher : Vintage; 1st Edition (September 14, 1993)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #486,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The emotional charge that comes from Carver's careful observation takes his writing to the level of masterpiece literature. The narrative observatory techniques in the third person are detached and objective. A few of Carver's stories are written in first person, which give him an opportunity to get inside his protagonist, but even here, Carver chooses to stay at a distance, allowing the reader to dally in ambiguity.
Carver reaches down into your gut, finds the truth you never knew was within you, pulls it out by its roots and holds it up to your face.