Raymond Carver: Behind the Prose

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In the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Stephen King has written a review of Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life by Carol Sklenicka.

King begins with a summation of Carver’s semi-amazing alcoholism and then moves on to a dissection of Carver’s relationship with his editor Gordon Lish.

It’s moving, the way King writes about Lish’s treatment of Carver and his work as if he’s mourning the ‘what could have been.’ Read more here.


Hans Kulla-Mader studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and is currently living in San Francisco. More from this author →