Call If You Need Me

Call If You Need Me

The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose

By Raymond Carver; William L. Stull; Tess Gallagher (Foreword by)

Vintage, Paperback, 9780375726286, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 9, 2001

Raymond Carver's complete uncollected fiction and nonfiction, including the five posthumously discovered last stories, found a decade after Carver's death and published here in book form for the first time.
"Call If You Need Me" includes all of the prose previously collected in "No Heroics, Please," four essays from "Fires," and those five marvelous stories that range over the period of Carver's mature writing and give his devoted readers a final glimpse of the great writer at work. The pure pleasure of Carver's writing is everywhere in his work, here no less than in those stories that have already entered the canon of modern literature.

"From the eBook edition.

About the Author
Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please (a National Book Award nominee in 1977), was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), and Where I'm Calling From in 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in August of that year, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.

Tess Gallagher is a renowned poet, short-story writer, and essayist. Her short stories have appeared in "Story, Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Glimmer Train, " and the "Northwest Review, " among others. She was the recipient of a Lyndhurst Prize, and in 1998 received a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Whitman College, where she held the Edward F. Arnold Chair. She has taught more recently at the Stadler Poetry Center at Bucknell University. Her book of essays, "Soul Barnacles: Ten More Years with Ray, " will be published in the fall of 1999.

Praise For Call If You Need Me

?Carver?s prose, for all its simplicity, carries his mark everywhere?. His tact and precision are marvelous.??The New York Times Book Review