What We Talk About When We Talk About Love | Critical Essay by Randolph Paul Runyon

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.
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Critical Essay by Randolph Paul Runyon

SOURCE: Runyon, Randolph Paul. “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love.” In Reading Raymond Carver, pp. 131–35. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1992.

In the following excerpt, Runyon offers a stylistic analysis of “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love.”

In the title story [“What We Talk about When We Talk about Love”] of the collection [What We Talk about When We Talk about Love], two couples are sitting around talking and drinking gin: Mel, a cardiologist; his wife, Terri; the narrator, Nick; and his wife, Laura. Terri recalls her lover Ed, who used to beat her. “He dragged me around the living room by my ankles. He kept saying, ‘I love you, I love you, you bitch’”...

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