At a glance:
- Author: Randolph Paul Runyon
- First Published: 1992
- Type of Work: Literary criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Parents and children, Literature, Poetry or poets, Writing, Dreams, Fathers, Symbolism, Pacific Northwest, Mind and body
Raymond Carver probably is the most popular writer of quality fiction to appear upon the American literary scene since the publication of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951) and Nine Stories (1953). Like Salinger, Carver had a truncated career. Salinger elected to stop writing and to live in seclusion; Carver died of lung cancer just when he was achieving the kind of reputation that would make it possible for him to live in comfort and devote all of his time to his work.
Like Salinger, Carver wrote in simple language but seemed to imply a wealth of...
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