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  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Love | Raymond Carver

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Raymond Carver
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
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    In his second collection, including the iconic and much-referenced title story featured in the Academy Award-winning film Birdman, Raymond Carver establishes his reputation as one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love is a haunting meditation on love, loss, and companionship, and finding one's way through the dark.

  • Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories | Raymond Carver

    Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Raymond Carver
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    By the time of his early death in 1988, Raymond Carver had established himself as one of the great practitioners of the American short story. Where I'm Calling From, his last collection, encompasses classic stories from Cathedral, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and earlier Carver volumes, along with seven new works previously unpublished in book form.

  • Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose | Raymond Carver,William L. Stull

    Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Raymond Carver, William L. Stull
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    Call If You Need Me includes all of the prose previously collected in No Heroics, Please, four essays from Fires, and those five marvelous stories that range over the period of Carver's mature writing and give his devoted fans a final glimpse of the great writer at work. The pure pleasure of Carver's writing is everywhere in his work, here no less than in those stories that have already entered the canon of modern literature.

  • Cathedral | Raymond Carver

    Cathedral

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Raymond Carver
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    This is Raymond Carver's third collection of stories, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, including the canonical titular story about blindness and learning to enter the very different world of another. The 12 stories in Cathedral mark a turning point in Carver's work.

  • Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?: Stories | Raymond Carver

    Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Raymond Carver
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    With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story and instantly became both the recognized master of the form and one of our best-loved fiction writers. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are the classics of our time.

  • Beginners | Raymond Carver

    Beginners

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Raymond Carver
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    Here is the original manuscript of Raymond Carver's seminal 1981 collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Carver is one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature - his style is both instantly recognizable and hugely influential - and the pieces in What We Talk About..., which portray the gritty loves and lives of the American working class, are counted among the foundation stones of the contemporary short story.

  • Fires: Essays, Poems, Stories | Raymond Carver

    Fires: Essays, Poems, Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Raymond Carver
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    More than 60 stories, poems, and essays are included in this wide-ranging collection by the extravagantly versatile Raymond Carver. Two of the stories - later revised for What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - are particularly notable in that between the first and the final versions, we see clearly the astounding process of Carver's literary development.

  • Short Cuts: Selected Stories | Raymond Carver,Robert Altman

    Short Cuts: Selected Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Raymond Carver, Robert Altman
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    The nine stories and one poem in this volume formed the basis for the astonishingly original film Short Cuts, directed by Robert Altman. Collected altogether in this volume, these stories form a searing and indelible portrait of American innocence and loss. With deadpan humor and enormous tenderness, this is the work of "one of the true contemporary masters" (The New York Review of Books).

  • All of Us: The Collected Poems | Raymond Carver

    All of Us: The Collected Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Raymond Carver
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    This prodigiously rich collection suggests that Raymond Carver was not only America's finest writer of short fiction, but also one of its most large-hearted and affecting poets. Like Carver's stories, the more than 300 poems in All of Us are marked by a keen attention to the physical world; an uncanny ability to compress vast feeling into discreet moments; a voice of conversational intimacy, and an unstinting sympathy.

  • A Hero’s Journey | Mark Richard,Tess Gallagher,Raymond Carver

    A Hero’s Journey

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Mark Richard, Tess Gallagher, Raymond Carver
    • Narrated By John Mahoney, Kelly Nespor
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    An adaptation of the prose & poetry of author Raymond Carver and his wife, Tess Gallagher. The story chronicles the final year of Carver's life, when he was struggling to finish his final book. This two-person play is a coproduction with Chicago's City Lit Theater.

  • Parlez-moi d'amour | Raymond Carver

    Parlez-moi d'amour

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Raymond Carver
    • Narrated By Pierre Tissot
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    Raymond Carver écrit des instants de vies, tracées au fusain comme des esquisses qui laisseraient deviner le manque, les ratés, les impossibilités des existences d'hommes et de femmes qui courent après l'amour. Avec une écriture toute en pudeur, les dix-sept nouvelles de "Parlez-moi d'amour" laissent transparaître une humanité fragile et attachante. Très reconnu aux États-Unis, Raymond Carver signe un recueil d'une grande sensibilité.

  • Les vitamines du bonheur | Raymond Carver

    Les vitamines du bonheur

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Raymond Carver
    • Narrated By Julien Allouf
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    "Les vitamines du bonheur" est un recueil de douze nouvelles considéré comme le chef d'œuvre de l'auteur. Il nous fait vivre des tranches de vie intemporelles, loin des clichés du rêve américain. "Tout le monde rêve. Si tu ne rêvais pas, tu deviendrais fou. J’ai lu des trucs là-dessus. C’est une soupape. Les gens rêvent quand ils dorment. Ou alors, ils deviennent dingues. Mais moi, quand je rêve, je rêve de vitamines. Tu comprends ce que je te dis ?"

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