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CATHEDRAL A Novel: Carver, Raymond

CATHEDRAL A Novel

Carver, Raymond

ISBN 10: 0394712811 / ISBN 13: 9780394712819
Published by Vintage Contemporaries, New York, 1984
Condition: A fine copy. Soft cover
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First Soft Cover Edition. Softcover. Inscribed "for --- from Ray Carver/ 11-17-84" on the title-page. First paperback edition of this important collection that appeared in 1983. Stated "First Vintage Books Edition, September 1984" on copyright page. Small format laminated wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 27672

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Title: CATHEDRAL A Novel

Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries, New York

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: A fine copy.

Edition: First Soft Cover Edition.

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Raymond Carver s genius was a genius of selection. In these twelve stories the right word, the quick phrase, the unexpected allusion open up a whole new world of meaning behind the people and objects he describes. His is a world of ordinary human beings going about the unexceptional business of their lives, but his images acquire a strange, transforming power of their own. Nowhere is this alchemy more striking than at the end of the title story, where the hand of a blind man guides the hand of a sighted man as together they draw the cathedral the blind man has never seen. Many have seen this story, as marking a significant stage in Carver s transition to the more confidently poetic style of his mature work and the whole collection demonstrates the artistry of a writer with the desire and skills to expand his range and ambitions.

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'All the stories in Cathedral are different; some funny, some hauntingly sad. Each has its own individual and curious power' Daily Telegraph

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