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American Masters: The Short Stories of Raymond Carver, John Cheever, and John Updike

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The Short Stories of Raymond Carver, John Cheever, and John Updike
5 cassettes / 7 1/2 hours
Unabridged short stories

Three American masters of the short story - Raymond Carver, John Cheever, and John Updike, brought together for the first time in one deluxe audio collection.

Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver, read by Peter Riegert
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Audio Cassette, 5 pages
Published November 3rd 1998 by Random House Audio
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Crystal
Sep 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was a great set of short stories, and the audio was very well put together. I did not listen to the Carver, having read the stories previously, but the Updike and Cheever were amazing. John Updike read his own stories, and his voice gave such an wonderful character to the words. His stories seemed to tell true stories about the awkward nature of human interaction. Cheever's stories brought out similar qualities, but in a totally different setting. These stories made it difficult for me to g ...more
Amy
May 13, 2008 marked it as to-read
This book is packed with some excellent short stories. I'm not reading it cover to cover, though. I will just read a story, then go back to something else. Raymond Carver edited this book, so the stories actually reflect his type of style.
Dave Gaston
An excellent selection of short, meaty stories that quickly captivate and just as quickly conclude. The collection showcases three separate writing styles and three wildly diverse imaginations. The range of subjects is incredible. Short story fiction of a class and a time, at it’s very best.
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Jun 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Great collection of short stories. I enjoyed Carver's the best, by far, but both the Updike and Cheever selections included some good ones.
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Carver was born into a poverty-stricken family at the tail-end of the Depression. He married at 19, started a series of menial jobs and his own career of 'full-time drinking as a serious pursuit', a career that would eventually kill him. Constantly struggling to support his wife and family, Carver enrolled in a writing programme under author John Gardner in 1958. He saw this opportunity as a turni ...more
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