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  • Published: 1 August 2002
  • ISBN: 9781860460395
  • Imprint: Harvill Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $29.99

Where I'm Calling From

The Selected Stories




Where I'm Calling From, with the author's original introduction, is the essential Raymond Carver story collection.

Shortly before he died, America's laureate of the dispossessed made his own choice of his short stories, revised the texts and published them in this authoritative edition. The stories in Where I'm Calling From are selected from the full range of the author's work, including Furious Seasons, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, What We Talk about When We Talk about Love and Cathedral and include all seven stories from his last collection, Elephant.





  • Pub date: 1 August 2002
  • ISBN: 9781860460395
  • Imprint: Harvill Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first short stories appeared in Esquire during Gordon Lish's tenure as fiction editor in the 1970s. Carver's work began to reach a wider audience with the 1976 publication of Will You Please be Quiet, Please, but it was not until the 1981 publication of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love under Gordon Lish, then at Knopf, that he began to achieve real literary fame. This collection was edited by more than 40 per cent before publication, and Carver dedicated it to his fellow writer and future wife, Tess Gallagher, with the promise that he would one day republish his stories at full length. He went on to write two more collections of stories, Cathedral and Elephant, which moved away from the earlier minimalist style into a new expansiveness, as well as several collections of poetry. He died in 1988, aged fifty.

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