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What I Talk About When I Talk About Carver

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  1. Introduction
  2. Raymond Carver's portrayal of a minimalist world
  3. Carver's uses of a combination of ambiguity and familiarity
    1. The girl: As passive as the language used to describe her
    2. The giving away of material possessions
    3. His 'enriched privation'
    4. The man in the story
  4. The characters in What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
  5. The alienation effect, deriving from Roberto Brecht
  6. Conclusion

Some might insist that Raymond Carver's short stories prove hopelessly post-modern?and that may be. However, his work remains the first that ever pulled me out of the writing into a deep pondering of the reality he creates in junction with the kind of people that compose the society in which I live. For the first time in my reading career, I became a collaborator?.

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