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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and earlier Carver volumes, along with seven new works previously unpublished in book form.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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" 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 ?"