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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? Cover

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

Stories

By Raymond Carver

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679735694, 272pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 1992

Description

With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are the classics of our time.
" Carver's stories] can ... be counted among the masterpieces of American Literature." --The New York Times Book Review
"One of the great short story writers of our time--of any time." --ThePhiladelhpia Inquirer
"The whole collection is a knock out. Few wriers can match Raymond Carver's entiwining style and language." --The Dallas Morning News



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 byWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral(nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), andWhere I'm Calling Fromin 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died August 2, 1988, shortly after completing the poems ofA New Path to the Waterfall."