Where I'm Calling From Discussion Questions

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Research the common symptoms of alcoholism and approaches to its treatment How do the characters in the story "Where I'm Calling From" exhibit the symptoms you read about? Based on your research, what do you think will happen to the narrator after he leaves the facility? Citing evidence from what he reveals about himself in the story, do you think he will recover? How does his prognosis compare to J.P.'s?

Raymond Carver is called a minimalist, yet the author himself often said he disliked the term. How well do you think it applies? Open a copy of the winter, 1985 issue of the Mississippi Review, a special issue that was devoted to commentary on minimalism which of the various definitions of minimalism offered in the journal, if any, do you feel accurately describes "Where I'm Calling From"?

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