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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 05/11/2009
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Fires is the best introduction to the full range and humanity of Carver's writing. It contains four essays, including a moving memoir od his father's working life in the saw-mills of the Pacific Northwest, a tribute to his mentor John Gardner, and the title essay about the influences on his writing life; fifty poems, many of them not collected elsewhere; and seven stories, including three from the early collection Furious Seasons.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099530367
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


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Carver is a master; his stories are word perfect. His sentences stalk out meaning, following a trail of clues with patient care and painful anticipation. Fires [is] an indispensable volume and provides further proof of Carver's stature as a major American writer * New Statesman *
These stories are perfect in pitch and tone. However harrowing their subject, or broken their characters, all of them revive one's faith in the redemptive power of straight story-telling -- Bruce Chatwin
Carver's poetry is non-metrical, free as prose... It works well and reads beautifully * Independent *

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