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"Carver's poetry is like an almost invisible strand of fishing line reeling us all together, connecting us by the heart." --San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle. 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. This complete edition brings together all the poems of Carver's five previous books, from Fires to the posthumously published No Heroics, Please. It also contains bibliographical and textual notes on individual poems; a chronology of Carver's life and work; and a moving introduction by Carver's widow, the poet Tess Gallagher.
This highly acclaimed collection of short stories by American writers contains only the best literary art of the past four decades. With a bias toward realism, editors Raymond Carver and Tom Jenks have selected fiction that "tells a story" and tells it with a masterful handling of language, situation, and insight. But what is so special about this volume is that it mirrors our age, our concerns, and our lives. Whether it's the end of a marriage, as in Bobbie Ann Manson's "Shiloh," or the struggle with self-esteem and weight in Andre Dubus's "The Fat Girl," the 36 works included her probe issues that give us that "shock of recognition" that is the hallmark of great art--wonderful, absorbing fiction that will be read and reread for decades to come.
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 readers a final glimpse of the great writer at work. 本书为卡佛小说 散文 随笔和书评的合集 所选文章以类相从 全景敞视般地展示出卡佛风格的多样性 从而使读者得以窥见其一生文学创作的丰富维度 此书还特别收录五篇新近发现的卡佛生前未结集的短篇作品 阅读卡佛 读者可见其对现代社会中底层人边缘性的关注 其实也是自身经历的一种言说 时至今日仍可引起绝大多数人共鸣 此合集沿袭了卡佛一贯的风格 文风冷峻 看似削到嶙峋的文字之中其实蕴含无尽深意
A few of Mr. Carver's stories can already be counted among the masterpieces of American fiction... "Cathedral" shows a gifted writer struggling for a larger scope of reference, a finer touch of nuance. Carver is more than a realist; there is, in some of his stories, a strangeness, the husk of a myth.
Cathedral is a collection of short stories that overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life. These similar stories, very skillful within their narrow limits, were written with a dry intensity, and moving, at their climaxes, from the commonplace to the unnerving.雷蒙德·卡弗是近年美国杰出的短篇小说家 六七十年代的美国社会动荡,思潮澎湃 作者从忧患困顿中脱颖而出 十年间发表了好几部集子 都属畅销 他的作品写的几乎全是社会中下阶层 失业无告 婚变心碎 贫病自弃之人 写作手法也颇为独特 人称"极简派"或"峻削派" 其作品曾多次获奖 屡屡被选做经典语文读本 并被译成二十多种文字 大教堂 是卡佛的短篇小说集 1983年出版后,日文版和英国版随即出版并被提名普利策奖 本书中文译本是首次授权出版,由青年作家,芝加哥大学文学博士肖铁倾心翻译
"Fires," a disparate collection of stories and poems, show the enormous talent of Raymond Carver beginning to take hold as this is his most revealing book.
A disparate collection of work bound by a unity of vision and obsession.本书收入卡佛的短篇小说,随笔及诗歌 小说方面 卡佛特别不满意 纽约客 文学编辑利什对 洗澡 , 所有的东西都粘在他身上 和 咖啡先生和修理先生 的删节 他改了标题 大量修改内容 都收入 火 里 谎话 , 木屋 等短篇小说则是首次有中译本 诗歌方面 收录 你们不知道什么是爱 , 在克拉马斯河附近 , 我父亲二十二岁时的照片 等著名作品 随笔方面 有 关于写作 , 我父亲的一生 , 火 等文学爱好者期待已久的篇目
Raymond Carver finished A New Path To The Waterfall shortly before his death in August 1988. These fifty poems--as hard and clear and emotionally pure as his short stories--chart a human journey: false starts and redemptions, the discovery of happiness, memory, and leave-taking, and the full apprehension of mortality. An avowal of love, this collection is also a haunting record of Carver's approach to death.
A collection of nine fiction short stories and nine poems, which form an indelible portrait of American innocence and loss. This new movie tie-in edition is filled with deadpan humor and enormous tenderness as only an author of Altman's caliber could.
"Mr. Carver is heir to that most appealing American poetic voice, the lyricism of Theodore Roethke and James Wright.... this book is a treasure, one to return to. No one's brevity is as rich, as complete, as Raymond Carver's." --New York Times Book Review. "Carver's gifts as a storyteller shine through his poetry.... Sometimes a Carver poem also works as a short story, with all its elements--character, diction, place, event--compressed intact into the brevity of verse. And sometimes Carver delivers the goods in pure lyrical form, in words as full of yearning and sensibility as those of a very young man, but poems possessing the hard-won qualities of focus, stillness and irony only rewarded by experience." --Los Angeles Times.
In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver's characters are peripheral people -- people without education, insight or prospects, people too unimaginative to even give up. Carver celebrates these men and women.
In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver's characters are peripheral people--people without education, insight or prospects, people too unimaginative to even give up. Carver celebrates these men and women. 当我们谈论爱情时我们在谈论什么 是雷蒙德·卡佛优秀的短篇小说集 由17篇短篇小说组成 讲述了如餐馆女招待,锯木厂工人,修车工,推销员和汽车旅馆管理员等社会底层的体力劳动者的生活 这些普通人有着普通人的愿望 做着再普通不过的事情 但他们发现自己在为生存而挣扎 无法达到在常人看来并不远大的人生目标 他们的生活中充满了窘困和不如意 婚姻破裂 失业 酗酒 破产 卡佛用"极简"的遣词,冷静疏离的叙事 表现了现代社会中人的边缘性以及现代人脆弱的自我意识 本书的出版 为美国短篇小说写作注入了新的生命 并为卡佛赢得了"美国的契诃夫"的称号 使他成为美国继海明威之后受到模仿最多的作家
Where I'm Calling From, Raymond Carver's 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. Together, these 37 stories give us a superb overview of Carver's life work and show us why he was so widely imitated but never equaled.
With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are the classics of our time. 请你安静些,好吗? 是卡佛文学创作的处女作 是卡氏风格的奠基之作 为其一生的创作主旨设定了基调 同时也是其第一本具有广泛影响力的短篇小说集 它于1976年在美国甫一出版即获好评 并于1977年被题名国家图书奖 卡佛曾说过 "对大多数人而言 人生不是什么冒险 而是一股莫之能御的洪流 "在这本短篇小说集里 我们所看到的 就是这样的人生片段 它写的完全不是冒险奋战的英雄人物 而是我们身边毫不起眼却终日陷在生活琐事,人际关系难题里的小人物 卡佛以极简的文字 将生活中最不起眼的时刻写得朴实而暗含张力 他的风格影响了当今许多名家
With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are the classics of our time.
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