Synopses & Reviews
is a new updated edition of a 1990 classic. Adelman's evocative duotone photographs of the landscape and people of Carver's life in Washington, Oregon, California, and New York state are paired with selections from Carver's poems, stories, and letters. This "visual biography" reveals that the great depth and melancholy Carver manifested in his character's lives was often directly born out of the surrounding world and his inner demons. What results becomes a profound meditation on the intersection of the fictionalized world and the physical world.
A poignant portrait of the landscapes and people that would greatly influence Raymond Carver's writing.
About the Author
Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. One of the great American writers and poets of the late twentieth century, his major collections include What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral, and Elephant. He passed away in 1988.Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections and in John Updike's The Best American Short Stories of the Century. In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Key West, Florida, and Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.Bob Adelman is a well-known and respected photo-documentarian and book producer. His photographs have been in collections at the Museum of Modern Art and he has won the Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, and many other awards. He lives in Miami, Florida.