Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? – Raymond Carver

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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

I was thinking how to formulate what it is that makes the stories in Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? so special. It may be the way Carver tells a story without making a point. Something is in the air but you don’t know what it is. Maybe it is similar to Haruki Murakami‘s work, in that sense. Nothing is happening, but something is. Carver walks around it. You sense something. It becomes increasingly clear that there is something. But what?

Photo-nerd PS: the picture on the cover of the book is by Todd Hido.

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