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Cathedral (original 1983; edition 2003)
by Raymond Carver (Author)
Cathedral by Raymond Carver (1983)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679723692, Paperback)It was morning in America when Raymond Carver's Cathedral came out in 1983, but the characters in this dry collection of short stories from the forgotten corners of land of opportunity didn't receive much sunlight. Nothing much happens to the subjects of Carver's fiction, which is precisely why they are so harrowing: nothingness is a daunting presence to overcome. And rarely do they prevail, but the loneliness and quiet struggle the characters endure provide fertile ground for literary triumph, particularly in the hands of Carver, who was perhaps in his best form with this effort.
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This anthology, which includes the stories 'Vitamins' and 'A Small Good Thing', firmly established Carver's reputation as the master storyteller of his generation. Carver is also the author of 'Short Cuts', 'Fires' and 'No Heroics, Please'.
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