Vintage, Paperback, 9780394755359, 160pp.
Publication Date: October 12, 1987
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One of Raymond Carver's final collections of poetry, moving from the beauty of the natural world to thoughts of mortality and family and art. Throughout, Carver has the astonished, chastened voice of a person who has survived a wreck, as surprised that he had a life before it as that he has one afterward, willing to remember both sides ("The New York Times Book Review").
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.