Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? (Paperback)
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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages
Published: 05/11/2009
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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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099530343
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm


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Carver is the king of short fiction. His writing hits you in the pit of your stomach, and haunts you with its disenchantment. It's almost visceral. - Natasha Lunn, Red

Carver has made himself the natural successor to his true mentor, Chekhov - Financial Times

He is alert to the unique, inconspicuous incident, when a life or a marriage may change course decisively - Sunday Telegraph

Carver's stories celebrate some lasting aspects of the human condition, however minimal, conjuring up a quality of fellow feeling which gives the stories a compelling, dry-eyed poignancy, a melancholy but intensely moving authenticity - William Boyd, Daily Telegraph

There is nobody else like him. In some ways his pared-down style is an extreme development of the Hemingway style, but Carver writes about women and the ways men relate to them far more convincingly than Hemingway ever did - Frank Kermode

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