Yes, the protagonist of "Viewfinder", one of the shortest novel of this collection, has two hooks for hands. And the first edition of this collection of novels suffered the same fate of those amputations: dramatically reduced by Carver's editor, Gordon Lish. Probably Lish's intention was to ride the wave of minimalism that was popular those days. But this is frowned upon by Carver:. But what we talk about when we talk about love, then? Carver admits we're all "beginners" in love.
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Riccardo Duranti Translator. La mattina dell'8 luglio Raymond Carver scrisse una lettera angosciata e confusa all'amico ed editor Gordon Lish, che gli aveva appena mandato il manoscritto rivisto di una nuova raccolta di racconti, Principianti.
La raccolta o La mattina dell'8 luglio Raymond Carver scrisse una lettera angosciata e confusa all'amico ed editor Gordon Lish, che gli aveva appena mandato il manoscritto rivisto di una nuova raccolta di racconti, Principianti. La raccolta ora si chiamava Di cosa parliamo quando parliamo d'amore. Ora non vorrei fare il melodrammatico, ma davvero ho appena fatto ritorno dai morti per rimettermi a scrivere dei racconti. Carver era certamente spaventato dalla prospettiva della pubblicazione, ma altrettanto dall'idea di perdere la stima e l'affetto dell'editor che l'aveva scoperto e aiutato fin dall'inizio della sua carriera.
A quasi trent'anni di distanza, oggi possiamo finalmente leggere la versione originale di quegli straordinari racconti. E scopriamo uno scrittore molto diverso da quello che conoscevamo.
Dove Lish sfoltiva i dialoghi o zittiva del tutto i personaggi, Carver aveva aspettato che arrivassero all'ultima parola. Sotto la forbice di Lish i protag0nisti di Carver diventavano uomini e donne senza passato e senza sogni, colpevoli senza movente.
E la sua nuova raccolta, Cattedrale, fu salutata da critici e lettori come l'inizio di una nuova stagione in cui l'autore rinunciava agli eccessi del cosiddetto Minimalismo un'etichetta che Carver non aveva mai amato. I racconti di Principianti sono seguiti da un apparato di note ai testi che ne raccontano la genesi e da una selezione di lettere di Raymond Carver a Gordon Lish.
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Raymond Carver. Carver was born into a poverty-stricken family at the tail-end of the Depression. He married at 19, started a series of menial jobs and his own career of 'full-time drinking as a serious pursuit', a career that would eventually kill him. Constantly struggling to support his wife and family, Carver enrolled in a writing programme under author John Gardner in He saw this opportunity as a turni Carver was born into a poverty-stricken family at the tail-end of the Depression.
He saw this opportunity as a turning point. Rejecting the more experimental fiction of the 60s and 70s, he pioneered a precisionist realism reinventing the American short story during the eighties, heading the line of so-called 'dirty realists' or 'K-mart realists'.
Set in trailer parks and shopping malls, they are stories of banal lives that turn on a seemingly insignificant detail. Carver writes with meticulous economy, suddenly bringing a life into focus in a similar way to the paintings of Edward Hopper. As well as being a master of the short story, he was an accomplished poet publishing several highly acclaimed volumes. After the 'line of demarcation' in Carver's life - 2 June , the day he stopped drinking - his stories become increasingly more redemptive and expansive.
Alcohol had eventually shattered his health, his work and his family - his first marriage effectively ending in He finally married his long-term parter Tess Gallagher they met ten years earlier at a writers' conference in Dallas in Reno, Nevada, less than two months before he eventually lost his fight with cancer. Books by Raymond Carver. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more Trivia About Beginners.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Principianti. I missed people. For a minute I stood there and wished I could get back to that time. Then with my next thought I understood clearly that I couldn't do that.
But it came to me then that my life did not remotely resemble the life I thought I'd have when I had been young and looking ahead to things. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.