Raymond Carver | Critical Essay by Salman Rushdie

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Raymond Carver.
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Critical Essay by Salman Rushdie

SOURCE: Rushdie, Salman. “Raymond Carver.” In Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991, pp. 340-42. London, UK: Granta Books, 1991.

In the following essay, the novelist tells of reading poems in memory of Carver, discusses a few poems, and urges the reader to “read everything Raymond Carver wrote.”

And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. 
And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth. 

One Sunday last November, in some suitably ‘high tacky’ club in London, a bunch of us read out pieces for, and by, and in memory of, Raymond Carver. At one moment I looked along my row and the truth is we were all blubbering away, or close to it, anyhow, except for Ray's widow...

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