Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Short Cuts
Raymond Carver


“I look at all of Carver’s work as just one story, for his stories are all occurences, all about things that just happen to people and cause their lives to take a turn… In formulating the mosaic of the film Short Cuts, which is based on these nine stories and a poem, ‘Lemonade’, I’ve tried to do the same thing – to give the audience one look… But it all began here. I was a reader turning these pages. Trying on these lives.” – Robert Altman in his introduction.

Paperback, 160pp
Harvill Press, 1994
ISBN 9781860460401