Wikipedia: Raymond Carver.
When: December 16, 19:30 @ Glockenhof
Sauro says: “The book it’s “only” a collection of short novels. Every story tells about one simple, normal, usual, non extraordinary moment. Could be a guy that go fishing, a man that discovered how fat is his wife, a couple of men in a barber shop, some junkers met together on a dinner, and so on. Nothing special, all the characters do the normal thing that it was supposed every normal guy would do. But. Yes, there’s a “BUT” in all of these stories: they’re real, sometimes I would say too real. Reading them you could touch the characters, sniff their smells, hear the voices. And all the feelings that are described are so detailed, so deep, so (i have to repeat myself) REAL, that you also could feel them. But you feel them cause you know them previously. Yes, Craver wrote exactly what happened in a particular ordinary situation, and sometimes this hurts, cause we don’t want to recognize that we could act and think in that way, but we know it. Carver tell us all these sort of blinks that could happened in everyone life, but after all is it not true that life it’s only made of short bright moments linked together by an undefined cloud? I don’t want to make an hazardous comparison but I could say that Carver was the Dostojevski of the ‘80. And finally, fortunately they are very short stories… too deep, too intense the writing for a novel of 100 pages or more! Ok, I admit that this could not be the funniest book in your life, but I suggest anyway to take a look on it!”
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Supporters: Sauro, Alex, Nanda, Chrissie, Uli.