With this, his first collection, Carver breathed new life into the short story In the pared down style that has since become his hallmark, Carver showed how humour and tragedy dwell in the hearts of ordinary people, and won a readership that grew with every subsequent brilliant collection of stories, poems and essays that appeared in the last eleven years of his life.
Will You Please Be Quiet Please With this his first collection Carver breathed new life into the short story In the pared down style that has since become his hallmark Carver showed how humour and tragedy dwell in the hearts of o
EVERY STORY TELLS A PICTUREOgni scusa buona per rileggere un racconto di Carver, sono corti, si leggono in poco tempo E, non c niente da fare ogni volta che mi immergo in un suo racconto bastano poche parole, anche meno di un rigo, perch lui mi catapulti altrove , mi viene da chiedermi in quale altro modo si possa scrivere un racconto c solo il suo modo, perfetto, senza difetti Poi, certo, magari quando prendo in mano quelli di Dubus, mi chiedo la stessa cosa Short Cuts America oggi di Robert Al [...]
And here it ise best collection of short stories I ve ever read Where has Carver been all my life Why did no one slap me over the head with his work fifteen years ago I mourn that it took me this long to discover him and now I must get my little claws on everything Carver asap.How the heck can a writer capture so much power into super short stories I m talking ten page stories How Each one is a stand alone masterpiece with so much authenticity and sense of reality and yet, they are all small per [...]
This has been one of the most rewarding, most enjoyable years I ve had in than two decades of being an insatiable reader I ve discovered new authors to idolize, fallen even harder for longstanding heroes, experienced the rabid glee of revisiting much loved works and immersed myself in genres that I suddenly cannot live without Unfortunately, the awe of January s introduction to the raw beauty of Raymond Carver who has forever changed my interest in and opinion of short stories for the better wi [...]
Had to drive a bit and I just happened to see this as an audiobook edition of the collection from a master short story writer, one of the best ever, imo he is sometimes referred to disparagingly as a K mart realist In other words, a working class writer, writing about the down and out Since I grew up working class, I have always liked the world out of which Carver writes He s a minimalist in the tone of Edward Hopper Or think of him as a working class Hemingway no adverbs, everything stripped do [...]
You can use this book as an antidote to Donald Barthelme And then if you get too minimal you can add a bit of Barthelme back into the mix Like a cocktail I can t imagine those two would get on in shortstorywriterheaven I bet the Minimalists and the Pomos have vicious football matches every Sunday Brute strength and singleness of purpose vs fancy footwork and sneering.Note on Short Cuts by Robert Altman, a movie made out of Carver stories surprisingly, nay, amazingly, it s great In true Altmanesq [...]
Bu i t i, c n t m y truy n ng n c n l i trong t p n y t nhi n th y bu n bu n Ch nh x c, c ng, n m b t t m l nh n v t m t c ch c c k b n n ng v r t m c t n nh n T nh y u, h n nh n, cu c i, v nh ng s b t to n H nh nh kh ng c truy n ng n n o trong c t p truy n n y l m t c u chuy n h nh ph c hay khi n ng i ta vui v v tin t ng v o h nh ph c c r Vi t Nam, Nguy n Huy Thi p c ng l m t c y b t vi t truy n ng n kh ng khoan nh ng v nhi u khi t n nh n, nh ng ng v n c s tr c n v s j c m th ng hay ng c m v i [...]
Mi sembra sempre di entrare nelle vite degli altri senza aver chiesto il permesso ogni volta che leggo Carver E una sensazione strana, non si sa come ci si dovrebbe comportare, se chiedere scusa e sperare di essere invitati a rimanere oppure desiderare di essere scoperti ed intimati di andare via immediatamente I suoi racconti sono fatti di momenti e spesso sono quelli che durano un battito di ciglia che tendono a rivoluzionare le cose C sempre qualcosa di non detto, il mistero che trapela dalle [...]
Raymond Carver a ilk Fil ile ba lam t m O kadar da sevmemi tim Fil i Bizim yk c lerimiz daha iyi, Beh et elik i daha ok tercih ederim dedi imi hat rl yorum Ama biliyordum ki Amerikan yk c l n n temelleri sa lam Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawtforne Benim gibi bir l ml n n bu isimlere laf s ylemesi pek taraftar bulmayacakt r Bu sebepten de bu kitapla Carver a yeni bir ans vermek istedim, haz r kitap elimdeyken Bu kitap da, Fil gibi evli iftlerle dolu, ama ba ka eyler de var Tatmin edic [...]
A recent discussion of The Canon here on prompts me to write this review of a writer who, like it or not Pynchon and McElroy fans, will probably enter the canon Will you please be quiet, please The line is Hemingway s and, though it s quoted by Carver in the text, is repurposed as title story by editor mentor Gordon Lish with, I can t help feeling, a sly nod to all those postmodernists intent on outdoing Joyce or Melville Not that there s anything wrong with that, but hell, isn t it reassuring , [...]
Oohhh I like Carver Nothing happens in this short stories, they re great This collection is very good, there are some bumps along the road but that s to be expected in a collection of 22 stories I ll definitely be reading Carver.
Tra i fumi dell alcol, si chiese se c erano altri uomini in grado di esaminare un avvenimento isolato della loro vita e cogliere in esso i minuscoli segnali della catastrofe che da quel momento in poi aveva cambiato il corso della loro vita Credo che la banale quotidianit colta da Carver vista pi da vicino si spogli della sua semplicit Quelle che si mettono in scena sono, per lo pi , esistenze insoddisfatte e l insoddisfazione qualcosa che ha messo radici nel tempo, rimanendo latente nell ombra [...]
I m not sure whether I ve given five stars to a collection of short stories before, but these were outstanding Carver s penetrating depictions of the ordinary and extraordinary struggles of married life are refreshingly honest, gritty and disturbing He finds simple moments that are filled with subtle implications, and he has this way of just walking away and leaving unsaid the most salient element of the story, forcing the reader to adopt the anguish of the characters, and denying any cathartic [...]
i do not understand why i am never sick of raymond carver somehow, i just plow through every story, even though most of the time it s clear it s going to end up like most carver stories do with some bloody thread hanging there untied, hinting at something really awful but out of all of his short story collections minus, you know, the big one of all the stories , this one is my favorite, i think maybe it s because it opens with a fat man from the circus in a diner that s very possibly the reasonr [...]
Description With this, his first collection, Carver breathed new life into the short story In the pared down style that has since become his hallmark, Carver showed how humour and tragedy dwell in the hearts of ordinary people, and won a readership that grew with every subsequent brilliant collection of stories, poems and essays that appeared in the last eleven years of his life.Had this onhold for so long that this visit is a complete reboot Carver wrote as Hopper painted, maybe the connection [...]
He lies on his back for a time and pulls the hair on his stomach, considering What man has not done this Whether part of God s grand design or good old fashioned evolution Raymond Carver has revealed to the world the purpose of male stomach hair an aid to male cognition I wonder what women do As well as being full of acute observations about male stomach hair and other aspects of human behavior these stories are full of the psychology of things unsaid or understandings not shared As well as mast [...]
Thanks to Maya and Sofia for the BR This is a tricky collection of stories All are very subtle and simple I loved it.
This is a collection of strange and disturbing short stories with weird titles, elusive meanings and rather abrupt endings Raymond Carver has a unique way of offering us a glimpse into the inner lives of his characters He uses their physical actions and bursts of short conversation but very little actual description of what the character is going through It is all about the way the stories make you feel Most of the stories involved a random happening in the life of an individual or a couple and [...]
Due back to the library today, they only have one copy and it s a big library system with many branches, I once read that Carver is one of the authers whose s books are most stolen, maybe that is why they only have one The librarian wouldn t give the address or even a name of the person who requested it I can t fathom why, all I would do was contact whoever it was and say to them , You read Carver and so do I, What s your most favorite one and hey let s get coffee, cause us readers have to stick [...]
These stories are uniformly bleak, piercing vignettes into the disappointments and insecurities of working class people The relentlessness of the raw pain on display here was very stark and at times very, very difficult to continue reading That being said, these are some of the most beautifully written stories you are likely to come across, even if you need to take some time to recuperate in between finishing one and starting another.
Reading such stories about the everyday minutae of American life without the political or Hollywood hype sometimes makes me sad It does make me compare my life which is far away from America and see what s the same and the differences Basically though I see the universal realities, basic human needs remain the same, basic human insecurities remain the same, different culturals then jump in to add difficulty, like different perceptions of how to live a good life, priorities etc I like exploring [...]
3.5 stars Great stories with superb characterisation I especially loved the dialogues they were utterly brilliant The reason why I could not give this wonderful collection a higher rating was because they were too many cliffhangers Open ended stories are lovely but when there are too many of them, it makes the reader feel impatient
Some of the stories deserve a hundred stars and applause, and fireworks, and a little dread.
Su Carver e la sua scrittura sono stati scritti fiumi di parole, tutte condivisibili E lo scrittore che ha impresso una svolta nelle short stories, caratterizzandole per i temi e per lo stile in modo inconfondibile, il cesellatore di storie di ordinaria normalit , fatta di mariti stanchi, padri distratti, mogli bugiarde e insoddisfatte insomma egli descrive un universo di insana normalit nel quale ognuno di noi per qualche verso si ritrova, che la scrittura di Carver immortala come una fotografi [...]
This collection was my introduction to Raymond Carver, a writer who I ve been eager to read for a long time since I found out he was writing buddy to one of my favourites of all time, John Cheever The Stories of John Cheever is a prized possession in my bookcase They are a revelation to me despite their brevity, the poetic force and lyricism is sometimes than I can find in a single novel But enough about Cheever Carver is quite a different proposition To begin with, he mainly focuses on a diffe [...]
Storie ad altissimo contenuto umano, stile elegante, esatto e ispirato, narrazione sintetica connotata da intensa pregnanza queste sono alcune delle caratteristiche conosciute dei racconti di Carver, che si ritrovano immutate e potenti in questo volume Che vi racconti due ragazzi alle prese con la trota pi grande che si sia mai vista, i tormenti di un uomo che vuole abbandonare il cane dei suoi figli o vi descriva una gelosia che non si riesce a sopire, l autore non rinuncia mai ad avvicinarsi a [...]
What a sad, really heart breaking collection of little stories each one of them masterfully built I remember back in the 80 s, when I wasn t reading literature, how Carver was mocked by many in the media for his minimalist style yet not a hint about the emotional intelligence contained in his writings Just wonderful.It s also a small personal triumph for me, as I m learning finally how to read short story collections.Anyway, great stuff.
Perfectly lovely stories, just not my thing.
Were there other men, he wondered drunkenly, who could look at one event in their lives and perceive in it the tiny makings of the catastrophe that thereafter set their lives on a different course We meet the characters in most of the stories at moments in their lives when something had suddenly caused them a major distress, and it seems everything will change for good or bad as a result As the stories unfold, however, it becomes clear that they shouldn t have been surprised they came to this tu [...]
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non facile arrivare in fondo ad un libro cos ad ogni racconto diventa talmente amaro e disperato che al termine DEVI fermarti un attimo per riprenderti ogni racconto incredibilmente verosimile, potrebbe essere la storia che qualcuno ti sta raccontando in un bar la grandezza di carver per me anche in questo, la sua capacit di essere tanto credibile quanto universale.