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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Summary
Raymond Carver

Everything you need to understand or teach What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Summary

Introduction

The short story "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love," by Raymond Carver, is the title story in his first volume of short fiction by a major publisher. Upon publication, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love received immediate and glowing critical acclaim, earning front page coverage in the New York Times Book Review as well as a favorable review in the New York Review of Books. Adam Meyer explains that "this was to be the volume that would firmly establish Carver as an important writer." The stories in What We Talk About When We Talk About Love are considered the epitome of Carver's sparse, minimalist writing style. Marshall Bruce Gentry and William L. Stull refer to the volume as Carver's "minimalist masterpiece." Meyer explains that "the collection has been nicknamed the 'minimalist bible,' and when readers and critics consider Carver a minimalist they...

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