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Book Title: Se hai bisogno, chiama: Racconti postumi e giovanili|
The author of the book: Raymond Carver
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 899 KB
Date of issue: October 7th 2014
ISBN 13: 9788806223755
Read full description of the books Se hai bisogno, chiama: Racconti postumi e giovanili:Se hai bisogno, chiama raccoglie tanto i racconti postumi, quelli su cui Carver stava lavorando poco prima di morire, quanto quelli giovanili, pubblicati su piccole riviste all'inizio degli anni Sessanta e a volte addirittura sotto pseudonimo. Si scoprono così due Carver ugualmente sorprendenti, che possiedono, però, una medesima luce: quella in grado di illuminare «ciò che ci rende e ci mantiene, spesso a dispetto di grosse difficoltà, riconoscibilmente umani».
Read information about the authorCarver was born into a poverty-stricken family at the tail-end of the Depression. The son of a violent alcoholic, he married at 19, started a series of menial jobs and his own career of 'full-time drinking as a serious pursuit', a career that would eventually kill him. Constantly struggling to support his wife and family, Carver enrolled in a writing programme under author John Gardner in 1958. He saw this opportunity as a turning point.
Rejecting the more experimental fiction of the 60s and 70s, he pioneered a precisionist realism reinventing the American short story during the eighties, heading the line of so-called 'dirty realists' or 'K-mart realists'. Set in trailer parks and shopping malls, they are stories of banal lives that turn on a seemingly insignificant detail. Carver writes with meticulous economy, suddenly bringing a life into focus in a similar way to the paintings of Edward Hopper. As well as being a master of the short story, he was an accomplished poet publishing several highly acclaimed volumes.
After the 'line of demarcation' in Carver's life - 2 June 1977, the day he stopped drinking - his stories become increasingly more redemptive and expansive. Alcohol had eventually shattered his health, his work and his family - his first marriage effectively ending in 1978. He finally married his long-term parter Tess Gallagher (they met ten years earlier at a writers' conference in Dallas) in Reno less than two months before he eventually lost his fight with cancer.
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