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Sklenicka, Carol, 1948-
Raymond Carver : a writer's life / Carol Sklenicka
1st Scribner hardcover ed
New York : Scribner, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PS3553.A7894 Z886 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Carver, Raymond, 1938-1988
Subject(s) Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Physical Description xi, 578 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary A profile of the late short-story master analyzes the myths and controversies attributed to his character and covers his struggles with alcohol, the role of a zealous editor in shaping his first collections, and his ability to portray the challenges of ordinary people
Contents Pt. I: Beginnings. Raymond Junior ; Yakima Valley ; Vocation ; Cigarettes, beer, jazz ; Crazy in love ; Furious years ; A story of he and she ; The Athens of the Midwest -- Pt. II: Search. Grinding and sharpening ; Were those actual miles? ; Luck ; Reading Mark Twain in Tel Aviv ; The sixties end ; A friend in New York -- Pt. III: Success and discontent. A story in Esquire ; The illusion of freedom ; Astounding and amazing times ; Drowning ; Will you please be quiet, please? -- Pt. IV: Recovery. Celebrated and homeless ; Sobriety ; Separation ; Beginning, again ; What we talk about when we talk about love ; Fires -- Pt. V: Triumph. Cathedral ; Where water comes together with other water ; Ultramarine ; Where I'm calling from ; A new path to the waterfall -- Epilogue

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