Picture of Raymond Carver, poet and author of Will You Please Be Quiet, Please; twentieth century American Literature and poetry
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The Births of Raymond Carver
On this day in 1938 Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, the family moving three years later to Yakima, Washington. Carver's biographical essay, "My Father's Life," tells about his upbringing what his highly-acclaimed stories tell about others: the grind of poverty, the ruin of alcohol, the endless threat of breakdown and break-up, the resolve of those who keep going when their only sure direction is down.

 

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