Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Raymond Carver


These seven stories were the last that Carver wrote. Among them is one of his longest, ‘Errand’, in which he imagines the death of Chekhov, a writer Carver hugely admired and to whose work his own was often compared. This fine story suggests that the greatest of modern short-story writers may, in the year before his untimely death, have been flexing his muscles for a longer work.

Paperback, 128pp
Vintage Classics, 2009 (1988)
ISBN 9780099530350