Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Elephant
Raymond Carver

£8.99

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