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Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Raymond Carver

The last story collection published during Carver's life (he died in 1988) contains most of his greatest hits from his earlier books, as well as seven stories that hadn't been collected up to that point. The breadth of the collection makes these 37 stories … see full wiki

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Author: Raymond Carver
Publisher: Vintage
2 reviews about Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories
review by . May 08, 2013
A great collection of Carver's gritty classic stories -- a masterpiece!
Raymond Carver was a master of the short story form. Often categorized as a minimalist writer, the label is (for me) quite misleading, if not totally inaccurate. His language is sparse and to-the-point, true, but his themes and plots which encompass the dredges of everyday unpleasantness are vast and larger-than-life. They almost explode off the pages until the reader has to take a break because too much grim reality is not easy to digest. The reader becomes passionate about the characters, hopeful …
review by . July 05, 2009
Raymond Carver was a master of the short story form. Often categorized as a minimalist writer, the label is (for me) quite misleading, if not totally inaccurate. His language is sparse and to-the-point, true, but his themes and plots which encompass the dredges of everyday unpleasantness are vast and larger-than-life. They almost explode off the pages until the reader has to take a break because too much grim reality is not easy to digest. The reader becomes passionate about the characters, hopeful …
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