Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Raymond Carver


Fires is the best introduction to the full range and humanity of Carver’s writing. It contains four essays, including a moving memoir od his father’s working life in the saw-mills of the Pacific Northwest, a tribute to his mentor John Gardner, and the title essay about the influences on his writing life; fifty poems, many of them not collected elsewhere; and seven stories, including three from the early collection Furious Seasons.

Paperback, 208pp
Vintage Classics, 2009 (1983)
ISBN 9780099530367