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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Posted at Shelf Inflicted When I started reading, I found these stories a little too spare, a little unfinished They were snippets of lonely people and troubled relationships, but nothing I could really sink my teeth into I set the book aside and when I picked it up a second time, I discovered that these stories are better digested when read with fewer interruptions Although these stories are about a variety of characters, I found their commonalities, differences, views and struggles very com Posted at Shelf Inflicted When I started reading, I found these stories a little too spare, a little unfinished They were snippets of lonely people and troubled relationships, but nothing I could really sink my teeth into I set the book aside and when I picked it up a second time, I discovered that these stories are better digested when read with fewer interruptions Although these stories are about a variety of characters, I found their commonalities, differences, views and struggles very compelling, if not always enjoyable Reading the sto Milan Kundera in his short story collection Laughable Loves, talks about the inevitable absurdity that revolves around the highly misunderstood feeling of Love that begins with innocent stargazing but later tempt numerous meteors to destroy the vulnerable abode of lovers Promises are ditched, mushy definitions are torn apart and even when other things remain equal or unequal he she still loves me just doesn t matter any What remains is this filthy carcass of emotions that some people tag Milan Kundera in his short story collection Laughable Loves, talks about the inevitable absurdity that revolves around the highly misunderstood feeling of Love that begins with innocent stargazing but later tempt numerous meteors to destroy the vulnerable abode of lovers Promises are ditched, mushy definitions are torn apart and even when other things remain equal or unequal he she still loves me just doesn t matter any What remains is this filthy carcass of emotions that some people tag along wherever they go while some bury it in the most unwholesome Alternate Cover Edition Can Be Found Here In His Second Collection, Carver Establishes His Reputation As One Of The Most Celebrated Short Story Writers In American Literature A Haunting Meditation On Love, Loss, And Companionship, And Finding One S Way Through The Dark. HummingbirdSuppose I say summer,write the word hummingbird, put it in an envelope,take it down the hillto the box When you openmy letter you will recallthose days and how much,just how much, I love you.Capturing bliss in one word, crystallising tenderness and love at once into a precious gift and a delicate act of remembrance, Hummingbird, the affectionate poem closing this collection, charmed me in its endearing simplicity and ended up as my favourite reading this short poem magically trans HummingbirdSuppose I say summer,write the word hummingbird, put it in an envelope,take it down the hillto the box When you openmy letter you will recallthose days and how much,just how much, I love you.Capturing bliss in one word, crystallising tenderness and love at once into a precious gift and a delicate act of remembrance, Hummingbird, the af My fucking head hurts I should be writing my thesis, but the math part of crunching the data is hurting my head It shouldn t though It should be easy math I m dumber than I used to be Instead I ll procrastinate, and share a review I wrote 6 years ago for another website that I haven t written a single thing on in just about 6 years All date references should have six years added to them After reading MFSO s r Booze takes a lot of time and effort if you re going to do a good job with it Indeed If one wanted to distill the stories within this collection down to a pithy, inverted, Hallmark style aphorism, this would be a top contender Click For Review Soundtrack Little Person Drinking and smoking and talking these are the true main characters of Carver s world and make no mistake he s summoned and crafted a distinctive world Okay, we can quibble and refer to this trifectaaptly as the tBooze takes a lot of time and effort if you re going to do a good job with it Indeed If one wanted to distill the stories within this collection down to a pithy, inverted, Hallmark style aphorism, this would be a top contender Click For Review Soundtrack Little Person Drinking and smoking and talking these are the true main characters of Carver s world and make no mistake he s summoned a I first became interested in this book when I read Haruki Murakami s memoir What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Any book that can inspire Murakami to steal most of the line must be worth reading Mustn t it Well I thought so, though it took me some time to get around to this collection of 17 short stories The cover of the Vintage Classics version I read is sparse and the blurb gave nothing away Ah well, in for a penny Originally published in 1981, the prose is lean and the general I first became interested in this book when I read Haruki Murakami s memoir What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Any book that can inspire Murakami to steal most of the line This is like what would happen if Walker Evans had built a time machine, gunned it to he 1970 s, landed in the field of some pop 1000 Oregon hunting town, plopped down at a bar stool, and started writing field notes for photos of the place and the folks contained therein He isn t actually going to shoot the images this time, though Fill in the lines with your own muck.Sparse, s p earing, simple stuff Even if you don t generally go for a minimalist approach, Carver has this un thumb downable This is like what would happen if Walker Evans had built a time machine, gunned it to he 1970 s, landed in the field of some pop 1000 Oregon hunting town, plopped down at a bar stool, and started writing field notes for photos of the place and the folks contained therein He isn t actually going to shoot the images this time, though Fill in the lines with your own muck.Sparse, s p earing, simple stuff Even if you don t generally go for a minimalist approach, Carver has this un thumb downable wisdom which catches you off guard, like some crackling, muffled, faded live recording of a blues track from a 1930 s porch stoop which still just bleeds its ache all over your shirt despite all technical technological infancy and infer A collection of slice of life short stories that mostly go nowhere and end ambiguously, and for some damn reason I loved them Carver gets mileage out of yard sales, photographers offering their services, accidental death, a night of bingo, doing things and doing nothing, talking yet saying nothing.As a reader, I was frustrated when some of the stories went nowhere I expected and hoped for big conclusions, finality, and instead I got dudes driving away from confrontations holding ashtrays But A collection of slice of life short stories that mostly go nowhere and end ambiguously, and for some damn reason I loved them Carver gets mileage out of yard sales, photographers offering their services, accidental death, a night of bingo, doing things and doing nothing, talking yet saying nothing.As a reader, I was frustrated when some of the stories went nowhere I expected and hoped for big conclusions, finality, and instead I got dudes driving away from confrontations holding ashtrays But then there would be subtle moments of human nature revealed, true revelations of our unn This collection part of the 1980s Vintage Contemporaries series includes seventeen vintage Raymond Carver, including Viewfinder An abandoned husband chucks stone as he is photographed up on his roof by a door to door salesman photographer who had hooks instead of hands A Serous Talk An ex husband expresses his rage when his ex wife takes a telephone call in the bedroom by cutting the telephone line in the kitchen One More Thing A husband, wife and daughter accuse one another of being nut This collection part of the 1980s Vintage Contemporaries series incl

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