Some of the best short fiction available. There are hardly any duds in this short collection of shorts. At worst, each story is merely 'good'. Not only a fine read all-round, but a good study for those hoping to improve their short story writing skills.
9 / 10
Author of 'Cycles of Udaipur'
Cathedral Pocketbok – 5 November 2009
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Raymond Carver said it was possible 'to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language and endow these things - a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman's earring - with immense, even startling power'.
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- Utgivare : Vintage Classics (5 November 2009)
- Språk : Engelska
- Pocketbok : 224 sidor
- ISBN-10 : 0099530333
- ISBN-13 : 978-0099530336
- Läsarålder : Bebis och uppåt
- Rangordning för bästsäljare: #11,769 i Böcker (Visa Topp 100 i Böcker)
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Recommended reading for the aspiring writerGranskad i Storbritannien den 6 september 2014
Superb! There's a lot you can say about Carver, the writers' writer and I highly recommend this to any aspiring writer who, like myself, values realism and succinct writing. In his final collection here he has dispensed of the ruthless editing of Gordon Lish to present stories as Carver wanted them, a bit more superfluous on the petty details of blue collar American life which became the trademark of this important short story writer. If it's your first attempt at Carver then keep an open and patient mind, expect to read a story twice to really appreciate the mimesis he pursued, don't expect a climax, or large than life characters or mystery, but it will leave you thinking long after you've put it down. Cathedral, Bridle, and A small Good Thing, are particularly recommendable. Some of the other stories do start to begin to all sound the same, mundane lives of losers, but that was the whole point.