Additional Resources for Cathedral by Raymond Carver

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Barth, John. "A Few Words About Minimalism." The New York Times Book Review, December 28, 1986, pp. 1-2, 25.

In this brief article, Barth offers a definition for minimalism and attempts to place it within a social and cultural context.

Runyon, Randolph Paul. Reading Raymond Carver, Syra-cuse University Press, 1992.

A chapter-length discussion of the collection, Cathedral, with a section dedicated to the short story "Cathedral." Runyon argues that the stories of Cathedral need to be read together, as a whole, because they "create together what they could not have done by themselves."

Saltzman, Arthur M. Understanding Raymond Carver. University of South Carolina Press, 1988.

A good introductory critical survey of Carver's work; contains a chapter-length discussion of Cathedral as well as a useful annotated bibliography.

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