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Raymond Carver • 39 Items / 13 Books, 18 Articles, 8 Poems
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (1981)
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    Books/Less Is Less (Review)
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver
    1. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1981, pp. 96-97
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    Fiction Briefs (Review)
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver
    1. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    The Saturday Review, April 1981, p. 77
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    Absent Talkers (Review)
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver
    1. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1982, pp. 625-628
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    A Stunning Inarticulateness (Review)
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver
    1. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    The Nation, July 4, 1981, p. 23
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    Books in Brief (Review)
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver
    1. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    National Review, December 11, 1981, pp. 1503-1505
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    The Mutability of the Heart (2 Reviews)
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver
    1. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    2. Nothing to Do with Love by Joyce Reiser Kornblatt
    The New Republic, April 25, 1981, pp. 38-42
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    Low-Rent Tragedies (3 Reviews)
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver
    1. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    2. Lifetime by Scott Sommer
    3. Ellis Island, and Other Stories by Mark Helprin
    The New York Review of Books, May 14, 1981, pp. 37-39
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    The Best Books for Summer Reading (7 Reviews)
    Short Stories
    1. The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen by Elizabeth Bowen
    2. The Stories of Elizabeth Spencer by Elizabeth Spencer
    3. The Collected Stories of Caroline Gordon by Caroline Gordon
    4. Ellis Island, and Other Stories by Mark Helprin
    5. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    6. Prize Stories from the Seventies by William Abrahams
    7. The Lone Pilgrim by Laurie Colwin
    The Saturday Review, July 1981, p. 78
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    Looking for Raymond Carver (8 Reviews)
    All of Us, by Raymond Carver
    1. All of Us by Raymond Carver
    2. Cathedral by Raymond Carver
    3. Fires by Raymond Carver
    4. A New Path to the Waterfall by Raymond Carver
    5. No Heroics, Please by Raymond Carver
    6. Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver
    7. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    8. Will You Please be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver
    The New York Review of Books, August 12, 1999, pp. 52-59
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    Fiction Chronicle (8 Reviews)
    The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, by G.B. Edwards
    1. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards
    2. The Collected Stories of Caroline Gordon by Caroline Gordon
    3. Packages by Richard G. Stern
    4. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    5. The Men's Club by Leonard Michaels
    6. Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
    7. Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
    8. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1981, pp. 456-466
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    The 20 Best Books of 1981 (10 Reviews)
    Fiction
    1. A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone
    2. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
    3. July's People by Nadine Gordimer
    4. Liars in Love by Richard Yates
    5. The Men's Club by Leonard Michaels
    6. Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
    7. Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
    8. Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme
    9. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    10. The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas
    The Saturday Review, December 1981, pp. 75-77
  12. Opinions & Views
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    Editor's Comment (19 Reviews)
    Some Sort of Epic Grandeur, by Matthew J. Bruccoli
    1. Some Sort of Epic Grandeur by Matthew J. Bruccoli
    2. A Little Original Sin by Millicent Dillon
    3. Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme
    4. Clifford Odets: American Playwright by Margaret Brenman-Gibson
    5. Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
    6. Reinhart's Women by Thomas Berger
    7. New Rules by Daniel Yankelovich
    8. The Adolescent: A Psychological Self-Portrait by Daniel Offer, Eric Ostrov, and Kenneth I. Howard, ...
    9. Practicing History by Barbara W. Tuchman
    10. The Past and the Present by Lawrence Stone
    11. Gemini by Michel Tournier
    12. How Can I Keep from Singing: Pete Seeger by David King Dunaway
    13. A Fearful Innocence by Frances Davis
    14. Will's Boy by Wright Morris
    15. July's People by Nadine Gordimer
    16. National Defense by James Fallows
    17. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
    18. The Art of Living, and Other Stories by John Gardner
    19. Where the Jackals Howl and Other Stories by Amos Oz
    Chronicles, May 1982, pp. 6-33