Posted by Charlie (18.104.22.168) on August 10, 2003 at 02:18:37:
In Reply to: Raymond Carver posted by Jan den Breejen (22.214.171.124) on August 09, 2003 at 12:36:42:
He is considered among many literary circles to be the greatest short story writer in the latter half of the twentieth century. He is grouped with such names as Chekov and Hemmingway, mainly for his minimalist prose and simple, yet profound insights. Its important to note that he led a movement where all pretensions and flowery language are excorsized from the prose, no literary artifices or plot devices are employed, and the stories are a slice of life from blue collar life, mainly carried forward by the some of the best dialogue in fiction. He believed in saying what had to be said and that was it. He was a straightforward guy in all his dealings. Of course, when he came out of alcoholism, his writings were not so gritty and dark. He seemed to have found a light, for which is reflected in his writings. A good example is his story "Cathedral", considered one of the all=time greats.
I agree that he is solitary. He could justifiably be classified as a 4w5, or 5w4.
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