Will You Please Be Quiet Please

Will You Please Be Quiet  Please
Author : Raymond Carver
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2016-01-28
ISBN 10 : 9781409016397
ISBN 13 : 1409016390
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Will You Please Be Quiet Please Book Description:

With this, his first collection, Carver breathed new life into the short story. In the pared-down style that has since become his hallmark, Carver showed how humour and tragedy dwell in the hearts of ordinary people, and won a readership that grew with every subsequent brilliant collection of stories, poems and essays that appeared in the last eleven years of his life.

Technique and Sensibility in the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver

Technique and Sensibility in the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver
Author : Arthur F. Bethea
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 290
Release : 2013-04-03
ISBN 10 : 9781136544712
ISBN 13 : 1136544712
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technique and Sensibility in the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver Book Description:

A comprehensive examination of the fiction and poetry of Raymond Carver.

Reading Raymond Carver

Reading Raymond Carver
Author : Randolph Paul Runyon
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Total Pages : 248
Release : 1993-09-01
ISBN 10 : 0815626312
ISBN 13 : 9780815626312
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Raymond Carver Book Description:

In this study of the late, lamented writer (d. 1988), Runyon reveals an ambitious metafiction beneath the terse style of Carver's works and places Carver squarely in the context of the minimalist debate. Foreword by Stephen Dobyns. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Conversations with Raymond Carver

Conversations with Raymond Carver
Author : Raymond Carver
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 259
Release : 1990
ISBN 10 : 0878054499
ISBN 13 : 9780878054497
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Raymond Carver Book Description:

This collection of Raymond Carver's interviews reveals him to have been perhaps the premier short-story writer of his generation, a lyric-narrative poet of singular resonance, and a staunch proponent of realistic fiction in the wake of postmodern formalism. The twenty-five conversations gathered here, several available in English for the first time, include craft interviews, biographical portraits, self-analyses, and wide-ranging reflections on the current literary scene. Carver discusses his changing views of his widely influential fiction collections What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (1981), Cathedral (1983), and Where I'm Calling From (1988). Carver explains how at the height of his fame as a fiction writer he turned to poetry, producing three prize-winning books in as many years. Finally, in the closing months of his life, he talks about the coming of his last triumphant stories, the ones that secured his reputation.

Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver
Author : Carol Sklenicka
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 592
Release : 2009-11-24
ISBN 10 : 1439160589
ISBN 13 : 9781439160589
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raymond Carver Book Description:

The first biography of america’s best-known short story writer of the late twentieth century. The London Times called Raymond Carver "the American Chekhov." The beloved, mischievous, but more modest short-story writer and poet thought of himself as "a lucky man" whose renunciation of alcohol allowed him to live "ten years longer than I or anyone expected." In that last decade, Carver became the leading figure in a resurgence of the short story. Readers embraced his precise, sad, often funny and poignant tales of ordinary people and their troubles: poverty, drunkenness, embittered marriages, difficulties brought on by neglect rather than intent. Since Carver died in 1988 at age fifty, his legacy has been mythologized by admirers and tainted by controversy over a zealous editor’s shaping of his first two story collections. Carol Sklenicka penetrates the myths and controversies. Her decade-long search of archives across the United States and her extensive interviews with Carver’s relatives, friends, and colleagues have enabled her to write the definitive story of the iconic literary figure. Laced with the voices of people who knew Carver intimately, her biography offers a fresh appreciation of his work and an unbiased, vivid portrait of the writer.

Will You Please Listen Please

Will You Please Listen  Please
Author : Lawrence R. Heibel
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages :
Release : 2015-02-13
ISBN 10 : 9781312913219
ISBN 13 : 1312913215
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Will You Please Listen Please Book Description:

Relationships are built with communication. By the same token they are destroyed by a lack of communication. This collection of short stories focuses on talking and listening to others and ourselves. Stories include: -- a man's internal dialogue with two conflicting identities of who he is -- a mother and daughter in law find they have more in common then they realize -- a children's story highlights the fear holding a family back in fulfilling their dreams -- a man discovers consequences and benefits of his wife, friends and neighbors seeing right through him -- a born liar holds onto a secret that would cause devastation if revealed -- a husband and wife find their desperate need to be heard by each other is lost in their inability to talk to each other. There are stories to make you laugh, cry and ponder your own ability to listen.

American Culture in the 1970s

American Culture in the 1970s
Author : Will Kaufman
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages : 264
Release : 2009-02-19
ISBN 10 : 9780748631537
ISBN 13 : 0748631534
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Culture in the 1970s Book Description:

The 1970s was one of the most culturally vibrant periods in American history. This book discusses the dominant cultural forms of the 1970s - fiction and poetry; television and drama; film and visual culture; popular music and style; public space and spectacle - and the decade's most influential practitioners and texts: from Toni Morrison to All in the Family, from Diane Arbus to Bruce Springsteen, from M.A.S.H. to Taxi Driver and from disco divas to Vietnam protesters. In response to those who consider the seventies the time of disco, polyester and narcissism, this book rewrites the critical engagement with one of America's most misunderstood decades.Key Features*Focused case studies featuring key texts and influential writers, artists, directors and musicians*Chronology of 1970s American Culture*Bibliographies for each chapter and a general bibliography on 1970s Culture*14 black-and-white illustrations

Twentieth Century American Fiction on Screen

Twentieth Century American Fiction on Screen
Author : R. Barton Palmer
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2007-02-22
ISBN 10 : 9781139461689
ISBN 13 : 1139461680
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twentieth Century American Fiction on Screen Book Description:

The essays in this collection analyse major film adaptations of twentieth-century American fiction, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon to Toni Morrison's Beloved. During the century, films based on American literature came to play a central role in the history of the American cinema. Combining cinematic and literary approaches, this volume explores the adaptation process from conception through production and reception. The contributors explore the ways political and historical contexts have shaped the transfer from book to screen, and the new perspectives that films bring to literary works. In particular, they examine how the twentieth-century literary modes of realism, modernism, and postmodernism have influenced the forms of modern cinema. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on nineteenth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen.

Way Beyond Compare

Way Beyond Compare
Author : John C. Winn
Publisher : Crown Archetype
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2008-12-09
ISBN 10 : 9780307452382
ISBN 13 : 0307452387
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Way Beyond Compare Book Description:

An answered prayer for Beatles fans and collectors, the first ­volume of a unique work that exhaustively chronicles all known and ­available Beatles recordings! Have you ever watched a Beatles film clip and wondered: • Where was that filmed? • Is any more of that footage available? Have you ever heard a Beatles interview and asked: • When was that taped? • Where’s the best place to find the complete recording? Way Beyond Compare has the answers to these and thousands of similar questions. It’s the key to unlocking the secrets behind every known Beatles recording in circulation through 1965, telling you where to find them, what makes them unique, and how they fit within the context of the Beatles’ amazing musical and cultural journey. Author John C. Winn has spent twenty years (twice as long as the Beatles were together!) ­sifting through, scrutinizing, organizing, and analyzing hundreds of hours of audio and video recordings—and putting them into a digestible chronological framework for Way Beyond Compare and its companion volume, That Magic Feeling: The Beatles’ Recorded Legacy, Volume Two, 1966–1970. “It takes a rare and special kind of mind to sift through it all, to research and enquire, catalogue and chronicle, assess and contrast, identify and label, and to fit all the myriad pieces into the vast jigsaw puzzle that is the Beatles’ career. John C. Winn is that person, and he’s done it with a rare skill and intelligence.” —Mark Lewisohn

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Power in Contemporary Fiction

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Power in Contemporary Fiction
Author : Rossella Valdré
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages :
Release : 2017
ISBN 10 : 9781351793056
ISBN 13 : 1351793055
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Power in Contemporary Fiction Book Description:

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Power in Contemporary Fiction psychoanalytically examines contemporary fiction portraying the female in a reversal of the stereotyped victim role. The recent popularity of powerful female characters suggests that literature is ahead in its understanding the desires, fantasies and unconscious emotions of the public. This book explores a form of intimacy frequently observed in consulting rooms and in life in general: malicious intimacy. Specific to the conjugal bond, it is a type of intimacy connected to the relationship between the two halves of the couple that is extremely powerful and painful. Instead of clinical cases, Rossella Valdre examines four contemporary and widely successful novels, published contemporaneously, which capture perfectly this type of psychopathological universe. Valdre then maps out psychoanalytic hypotheses regarding the persistency of these malicious intimacies. Through analysis of these examples, Valdre investigates the roots and hypotheses of a new scenario on victim-executioner roles played out in the intimacy of the couple. Exploring how and if the contemporary couple is undergoing profound changes, she provides an overview of the various deep-seated psychological mechanisms and unconscious dynamics that may be at work. The book explores the need to not be dependant upon a love object as an extreme defence against abandonment or self-collapse. Valdre argues that such a configuration is very common, and that Idealization in contemporary life is one of the reasons behind the most of sufferance in modern couples, something which psychoanalysis can examine through art. Women, perhaps, after emancipation, are living overturned roles and paying a higher cost as a result. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Power in Contemporary Fiction will appeal to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, and be of interest to scholars and students of literature, gender studies, philosophy and sociology.