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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love | Raymond Carver
In his second collection, including the iconic and much-referenced title story featured in the Academy Award-winning film Birdman, Carver establishes his reputation as one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literaturea haunting meditation on love, loss, and companionship, and finding ones way through the dark.
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Stevenjohntait
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About to carve this thing up for breakfast

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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen Not really a fan of SS collections but this sounds interesting 🤓 3w
squirrelbrain It does sound interesting.... stacked... 3w
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mania
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Short stories for lunch time reading today. It's been a real mix so far.

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Shelby_Q
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Okay so im rating this for the first time even though I've read this book tooo many times to count. I am reading it again and if anyone's looking for supplemental reading while another book occupies your day and maybe a part of your heart...this is the one. Anything Raymond Carver but specifically this one if your intentions aren't just to supplement. It will distract you, make you think and pull at your heartstrings

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Night_Reader
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Bailedbailed

If you like short stories that mostly go nowhere and end abruptly & ambiguously then you might like this ... not for me!

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m.galehuxley
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I love Raymond Carver‘s stories. Cathedral is probably my favorite short story ever, although it‘s not in this collection. I never realized how creepy some of his stories are until now. “Tell the Women We‘re Going” was very creepy and the epitome of “show, don‘t tell.” “The Bath” is another favorite of mine, but I much prefer the extended version of it I‘ve read and can‘t remember where or what the name was.

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meeshobi
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my new read this week!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 12mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 12mo
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kgriffith
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Image is of a handwritten comment from my professor which reads: “Might be representative of the time and place. Have notions about love changed in the last forty years?”
What I find amusing is that I initially read the second sentence as, “Has nothing about love changed in the last forty years?” and thought, “yeah, this is the sort of romantic cynicism you can only achieve through living 30+ years on this planet, just you wait, freshmen.” 😂

Swe_Eva 😂 That‘s what I read too! 1y
kgriffith @Swe_Eva THANK you. 🤣 1y
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love is a collection of short stories tackling all kinds of love from the good, to the dangerous, and to the destructive kind.

The prose feels like jumping right into a conversation and when things start getting interesting, you get called out and when you return you realize that the conversation has moved on to another topic but as interesting. Great read!

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bookworm.krizia
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Mehso-so

This was okay. I usually love short story collections but this one did not really leave its mark on me. Most of the time I do not understand what's happening. There are great stories in this collection but over-all it was just okay.

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quietjenn
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Tempted to go literal today, but then I remembered the first story in this collection. Raymond Carver is the author who made me fall in love with short stories and "Why Don't You Dance?" is a prime example of his art. #letsdance #septembowie

Shortstack This is hardcore on my TBR. How is it? I've been afraid to read it because my expectations are too high.😂😂😂 2y
Blaire @shortstack me too!! I have friends who say they fell in love after discovering their mutual love of this book - high expectations. 2y
quietjenn @Shortstack @Blaire well, I hesitate to say too much, least I be adding to the already exalted expectations. But I love it (as well as his other collection, Cathedral). But I'd recommend reading slowly, because they can seem v. simple, but then wallop you emotionally. 2y
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dwnrnsfst
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Sunday reading 🤓

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youneverarrived
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I do like a minimalist cover #minimalistcovers #jubilantjuly

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AccioAlltheBooks
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My husband caught me taking this picture and said "It's like a scene from "The Wire," but with books instead of drug dealers." Astute observation, honey. ??#aprilbookshowers #localauthor

Raymond Carver = Port Angeles, WA
Tom Robbins = La Conner, WA
Elizabeth George = Langley, WA (though I think she moved to Seattle a few years back)
Jon Krakauer = lived in Seattle, WA for 10+ years

Cinfhen 😂😂 2y
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SeeJaneRead
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This fucking storrrryyyyyy 😱

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Kristy_K
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#lovetitles #feistyfeb

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I have a lot more titles with love in it than I assumed.

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sakshi.u
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*Current Read*
Review to be up soon on my instagram account. follow there- ai.shoka
😊 keep reading

Snd.sultan @Arabiology coming soon 2y
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itstimeana
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What we talk about when we talk about love:
The boyfriend list,
The moon and more,
Sorrow's knot(s),
Songs of our breakup,
How to be alone.
What's in your heart?
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#BookSpinePoetry #romanceclass #romantsy

Linsy 💖 3y
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TheBooketList
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Halfway through this masterpiece.
Each chapter leaves one either with a gaping mouth, or with a "wow" in the heart.

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Nic_Schuck
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"A man without hands came to the door to sell me a photograph of my house."

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LeslieDotCom
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Raymond Carver's writing is a salve for my soul...

Readaholics I loved this book 3y
MrBook I like Carver as well 😊👌🏻. 3y
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Duste

I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making. Not one of us moving. Not even when the room went dark.

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ErinC
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Ready for the readathon this weekend @24in48 ! I've got this stack and my kindle with some David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, about 30 other books in my TBR summer stack!

Melwilk Back Roads was great. I had to bail on Life of Pi. I just couldn't get into it. 3y
MrBook Nice stack!!! 3y
ErinC @Melwilk I've had for 10plus years and still have not read it! Rediscovered it on a shelf this spring and going to tackle it first this weekend. 3y
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Readaholics
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Love this last line in the story "One More Thing."
A drunk LD is kicked out by his girlfriend for fighting with her daughter. Expect description of the complexities and subtleties of an emotional break up scene. Sad, but true.

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Readaholics
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You see, this happened a few months ago, but it's still going on right now, and it ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we're taking about when we talk about love

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Pickpick

Amazing characters! Classic dialogue. Beautiful stories about working class America. I love his honest way of describing characters and places in his stories. He lays everything out in the open- no secrets unless by design. Classic Carver.

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tkmadden
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Why is May 25 full of such magical grit? It's my father's + Raymond Carver's birthday!

Read: a moving birthday tribute to Ray by his brother James (pictured above)

http://electricliterature.com/a-tribute-to-raymond-carver-on-his-birthday-by-his...

DanGram A draft of this essay actually crossed my desk at the Massachusetts Review! Glad it found a home elsewhere 👍 3y
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BlameMattBoyd
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todd Such a good quote and title. 3y
Orbeck33 Carver is a genius. 3y
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Shaz
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Nightstand essential. Sparse yet laden with human idiosyncratic insight. Snare drum tight and sharp in focus. This book was my paper gift and will be on my nightstand as long as I have one.

tkmadden the best 3y
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Booksy

It ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we're talking about when we're talking about love.