What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Author: Raymond Carver
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 1448103584
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Book Excerpt:

This powerful collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time, was the first by Raymond Carver to be published in the UK. With its spare, colloquial narration and razor-sharp sense of how people really communicate, the collection was to become one of the most influential literary works of the 1980s.

A Study Guide for Raymond Carver s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

A Study Guide for Raymond Carver s  What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 19
Release: 2023
ISBN: 141034343X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Raymond Carver s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Book Excerpt:

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities And Love

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities  And Love
Author: Andy Merrifield
Publsiher: OR Books
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN: 1682191443
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities And Love Book Excerpt:

In often dreamlike peregrinations around his home towns of Liverpool, London and New York Andy Merrifield reflects on what cities mean to us and how they shape the way we think. As he wanders, Merrifield’s reveries circle questions: Can we talk about cities in the absolute, discovering their essence beneath the particulars? Is it possible truly to love or hate a city, to experience it carnally or viscerally? Might we find true love in the city? Merrifield does find love in the city: with his future wife, whom he takes on a date to see his hero Spalding Gray’s “It’s a Slippery Slope” at London’s South Bank and soon after moves in with, to a tiny place in Bloomsbury where they celebrate the brilliance of new romance by painting the walls turquoise and gold. And for the fellow urbanist Marshall Berman, another working class boy who went up to Oxford. Berman takes Merrifield under his wing and shows him the thrills available in Dostoevsky and Marx over cups of coffee in ordinary cafes on New York City’s Upper West Side. The mood music to these love affairs is provided by a rich repertoire of intellects, from Jane Jacobs to Mike Davis, from Louis Malle to Walter Benjamin. John Lennon, a pupil, like Merrifield, at Quarry Bank school in Liverpool, enters the story; so too the novelist and critic John Berger. And providing tonality throughout is the stripped down, razor honed talk about love in the stories of Raymond Carver. Andy Merrifield is the author of ten books including works on urbanism and social theory such as The New Urban Question and Magical Marxism, biographies of Henri Lefebvre, Guy Debord and John Berger, a popular travelogue, The Wisdom of Donkeys, and a manifesto for liberated living, The Amateur. His journalism has appeared in the Nation, Harper’s, Adbusters, New Left Review, Dissent, the Brooklyn Rail, and Radical Philosophy.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape
Author: Sohaila Abdulali
Publsiher: Myriad Editions
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN: 1912408074
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape Book Excerpt:

Thoughtful, provocative and intelligent, this game-changing book looks at sexual assault and the global discourse on rape from the viewpoint of a survivor, writer, counsellor and activist. Sohaila Abdulali was the first Indian rape survivor to speak out about her experience. Gang-raped as a teenager in Mumbai and indignant at the deafening silence on the issue in India, she wrote an article for a women’s magazine questioning how we perceive rape and rape victims. Thirty years later she saw the story go viral in the wake of the fatal 2012 Delhi rape and the global outcry that followed. Drawing on three decades of grappling with the issue personally and professionally, and on her work with hundreds of other survivors, she explores what we think about rape and what we say. She also explores what we don’t say, and asks pertinent questions about who gets raped and who rapes, about consent and desire, about redemption and revenge, and about how we raise our sons. Most importantly, she asks: does rape always have to be a life-defining event, or is it possible to recover joy?

What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing

What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing
Author: Anna Leahy
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN: 1783096039
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing Book Excerpt:

Marking the tenth anniversary of the New Writing Viewpoints series, this new book takes the concept of an edited collection to its extreme, pushing the possibilities of scholarship and collaboration. All authors in this book, including those who contributed to Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom, which launched the series ten years ago, are proof that creative writing matters, that it can be rewarding over the long haul and that there exist many ways to do what we do as writers and as teachers. This book captures a wide swathe of ideas on pedagogy, on programs, on the profession and on careers.

What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew and What It Means to Americans

What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew  and What It Means to Americans
Author: Naomi B. Sokoloff,Nancy E. Berg
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-07-28
ISBN: 0295743778
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew and What It Means to Americans Book Excerpt:

Why Hebrew, here and now? What is its value for contemporary Americans? In What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (and What It Means to Americans) scholars, writers, and translators tackle a series of urgent questions that arise from the changing status of Hebrew in the United States. To what extent is that status affected by evolving Jewish identities and shifting attitudes toward Israel and Zionism? Will Hebrew programs survive the current crisis in the humanities on university campuses? How can the vibrancy of Hebrew literature be conveyed to a larger audience? The volume features a diverse group of distinguished contributors, including�Sarah Bunin Benor, Dara Horn, Adriana Jacobs, Alan Mintz, Hannah Pressman, Adam Rovner, Ilan Stavans, Michael Weingrad, Robert Whitehill-Bashan, and Wendy Zierler. With lively personal insights, their essays give fellow Americans a glimpse into the richness of an exceptional language. Celebrating the vitality of modern Hebrew, this book addresses the challenges and joys of being a Hebraist in America in the twenty-first century. Together these essays explore ways to rekindle an interest in Hebrew studies, focusing not just on what Hebrew means�as a global phenomenon and long-lived tradition�but on what it can mean to Americans.

Companion to Literature

Companion to Literature
Author: Abby H. P. Werlock
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 859
Release: 2009
ISBN: 143812743X
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Companion to Literature Book Excerpt:

Praise for the previous edition:Booklist/RBB "Twenty Best Bets for Student Researchers"RUSA/ALA "Outstanding Reference Source"" ... useful ... Recommended for public libraries and undergraduates."

What We Talk about when We Talk about Faith

What We Talk about when We Talk about Faith
Author: Peter Stanford
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-03-22
ISBN: 1473678285
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk about when We Talk about Faith Book Excerpt:

Interviews with people of faith including: Sara Maitland | Sister Wendy Beckett | Delia Smith | The Revd Richard Coles | Dermot O'Leary | Cherie Blair | Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Bronwen Astor | Amos Oz | Nick Cave Peter Stanford has been interviewing people of faith during his thirty-five years as a journalist at national papers including the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and The Guardian, as well as for the church press. What fascinates him in such conversations is how creating a space to talk unguardedly about faith unlocks so much more: what shaped and continues to shape the public and private lives of high-profile names; how those values connect with the work they are best known for; and why they believe the search for faith makes them who they are. This collection of the best of his interviews - some with household names, others with those not so immediately familiar, but all people of achievement with a resonant story to tell - aims to lift the lid on a topic that has become increasingly marginalised in the public square of our increasingly secular and sceptical society, where to 'do God' can feel like breaking a taboo. Put together, the 44 subjects collectively demonstrate that, rather than being all about doctrine and dogma, there are as many ways of exploring faith as there are individuals currently doing it. These intriguing interviews with activists, writers and artists, politicians, rebels and those who have taken vows will appeal to committed believers, those on the fringes of faith, and those who look in from the outside with curiosity.

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
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780815340409
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reading Raymond Carver

Reading Raymond Carver
Author: Randolph Paul Runyon
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1993-09-01
ISBN: 9780815626312
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Raymond Carver Book Excerpt:

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

A Study Guide for Raymond Carver s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

A Study Guide for Raymond Carver s  What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 9781375396103
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Raymond Carver s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Raymond Carver's "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction 3 Volume Set

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction  3 Volume Set
Author: Brian W. Shaffer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1581
Release: 2011-01-18
ISBN: 1405192445
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction 3 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

This Encyclopedia offers an indispensable reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over one million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in three volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S. Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngûgî Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Examines the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, Sci-Fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avant-garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field, such as censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, diaspora, and exile

What We Don t Talk About When We Talk About MeToo

What We Don t Talk About When We Talk About  MeToo
Author: JoAnn Wypijewski
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN: 1788738063
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Don t Talk About When We Talk About MeToo Book Excerpt:

What if we took sex out of the box marked ‘special’, either the worst or best thing that a human person can experience, and considered it within the complexity of reality? In this extraordinary book, despite longstanding tabloid-style sexual preoccupations with villains and victims, shame and virtue, JoAnn Wypijewski does exactly that. From the HIV crisis to the paedophile priest panic, Woody Allen to Brett Kavanaugh, child pornography to Abu Ghraib, Wypijewski takes the most famous sex panics of the last decades and turns them inside out, weaving what together becomes a searing indictment of modern sexual politics, exposing the myriad ways sex panics and the expansion of the punitive state are intertwined. What emerges is an examination of the multiple ways in which the ever-expanding default language of monsters and victims has contributed to the repressive power of the state. Politics exists in the mess of life. Sex does too, Wypijewski insists and so must sexual politics, to make any sense at all.

Scenes of Intimacy

Scenes of Intimacy
Author: Jennifer Cooke
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 1441185445
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scenes of Intimacy Book Excerpt:

Scenes of Intimacy analyzes the representation of acts and relationships of intimacy in contemporary literature, the effect this has upon readers, and the ways these representations resonate with, complement, and challenge the concerns of contemporary theory. Opening with an in-depth interview with literary critic, Derridean, and novelist Professor Nicholas Royle, the volume contains eleven further essays that move from intimate scenes of familial and pedagogic legacy, on to representations of love, of sex, and finally to scenes of death and dying. The essays are textually attentive to how literary techniques create intimacy, and draw upon new and notable theoretical positions and critics from queer theory, affect studies, psychoanalysis, poststructualism and deconstruction to ask difficult and uncomfortable questions about intimacy and its representation. Across the genres of poetry, autobiography, journals, love letters, short stories and novels, Scenes of Intimacy shows that contemporary literature poses new possibilities and questions about our intimate relationalities, their failures and their futures.

Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver
Author: Ewing Campbell
Publsiher: Macmillan Reference USA
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raymond Carver Book Excerpt:

"Perhaps the most significant and influential figure in this century's wave of American realism, Raymond Carver (1938-1988) is credited not only with reviving the short story as an artistically legitimate form, but also with perfecting minimalist fiction. His 1981 collection, What We Talk about When We Talk about Love, remains the standard against which minimalist literature is measured, and his numerous prize-winning and frequently anthologized stories have established him as the extender of a modernist tradition stretching from Chekhov through Joyce and Hemingway. In his later collections, such as Cathedral (1983) and Where I'm Calling From (1988), Carver surpasses even his own great achievement, setting a bold new path for his short fiction and intensifying the scholarly attention he'd first inspired with "Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?" (anthologized in Best American Short Stories of 1967)." "Moving chronologically through Carver's complete short fiction canon and examining key stories in depth, Ewing Campbell traces the author's development through and beyond literary minimalism, into the tradition of tragic allegory. He explores Carvers persistent use of myth and archetype; motifs of the grotesque; religious iconography; and oppressed, spiritually paralyzed characters. From the earliest stories through the latest, Campbell illuminates Carvers constant fascination with the way individuals connect or fail to connect with one another."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Cathedral

Cathedral
Author: Raymond Carver
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 1409016366
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cathedral Book Excerpt:

Raymond Carver said it was possible 'to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language and endow these things - a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman's earring - with immense, even startling power'. Nowhere is this alchemy more striking than in the title story of Cathedral in which a blind man guides the hand of a sighted man as together they draw the cathedral the blind man can never see. Many view this story, and indeed this collection, as a watershed in the maturing of Carver's work to a more confidently poetic style.

Where I m Calling From

Where I m Calling From
Author: Raymond Carver
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-05-25
ISBN: 1101970596
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where I m Calling From Book Excerpt:

By the time of his early death in 1988, Raymond Carver had established himself as one of the great practitioners of the American short story, a writer who had not only found his own voice but imprinted it in the imaginations of thousands of readers. Where I’m Calling From, his last collection, encompasses classic stories from Cathedral, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and earlier Carver volumes, along with seven new works previously unpublished in book form. Together, these 37 stories give us a superb overview of Carver’s life work and show us why he was so widely imitated but never equaled.

Reading Raymond Carver

Reading Raymond Carver
Author: Randolph Paul Runyon
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1992-06-01
ISBN: 9780815625636
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Raymond Carver Book Excerpt:

In this rewarding study of one of the most important writers of recent decades, Randolph Paul Runyon reveals an ambitious metafiction beneath the terse style of Carver's works and places Carver squarely in the context of the minimalist debate. Runyon's reading ably demonstrates that Carver's stories, especially as they appear in his three major collections, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and Cathedral, and the seven new stories in Where I'm Calling From, are strikingly intricate and cast their subtlest spells by indirection. He reveals the intricate metaphorical connections, the structural overlaps, that are overlooked in past Carver criticism. Runyon also finds purposeful arrangement in Carver's short story collections, inviting the reader to explore another text, one written in the interstices between the stories. Each story echoes elements from its immediate predecessor, just as the subconscious, according to Freud, weaves the events of the immediately preceding day into a dream. Freud's relevance extends well to the troubling tension between fathers and sons in Carver's work and to a recurring maternal Medusa. In his assessment of Carver's collections, Runyon also considers both the influence of the Bible and events in Carver's life.

What We Talk about when We Talk about Love

What We Talk about when We Talk about Love
Author: Raymond Carver
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Short stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk about when We Talk about Love Book Excerpt:

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Mandarin Edition

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love  Mandarin Edition
Author: Raymond Carver
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN: 7894000744
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Mandarin Edition Book Excerpt:

《当我们谈论爱情时我们在谈论什么》 In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver's characters are peripheral people--people without education, insight or prospects, people too unimaginative to even give up. Carver celebrates these men and women. 《当我们谈论爱情时我们在谈论什么》是雷蒙德·卡佛优秀的短篇小说集,由17篇短篇小说组成。讲述了如餐馆女招待、锯木厂工人、修车工、推销员和汽车旅馆管理员等社会底层的体力劳动者的生活。这些普通人有着普通人的愿望,做着再普通不过的事情,但他们发现自己在为生存而挣扎,无法达到在常人看来并不远大的人生目标。他们的生活中充满了窘困和不如意,婚姻破裂,失业,酗酒,破产。卡佛用“极简”的遣词、冷静疏离的叙事,表现了现代社会中人的边缘性以及现代人脆弱的自我意识。本书的出版,为美国短篇小说写作注入了新的生命,并为卡佛赢得了“美国的契诃夫”的称号,使他成为美国继海明威之后受到模仿最多的作家。