Raymond Carver | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Michael Koepf

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Raymond Carver.
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Critical Essay by Michael Koepf

This latest collection of Mr. Carver's short stories [What We Talk About When We Talk About Love] and the clear, contemporary vision it gives of the American soul is at once chilling and unforgettably powerful. Carver's stories take us into the lives of everyday people but they are characters on the cusp between oppressive normalcy and psychic despair, and at their best or worst, Carver's people only vaguely seem to sense their predicament. There's a Chekhovian clarity to Ray Carver's stories but a Kafkaesque sense that something is terribly wrong behind the scenes….

Raymond Carver is the consummate master of Now. There are no getaways of hope allowed into the future or back into the past. His immense skill as a writer forces us to constantly face up. If there was...

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