Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
Raymond Carver


With this, his first collection, Carver breathed new life into the short story. In the pared-down style that has since become his hallmark, Carver showed how humour and tragedy dwell in the hearts of ordinary people, and won a readership that grew with every subsequent brilliant collection of stories, poems and essays that appeared in the last eleven years of his life.

Paperback, 192pp
Vintage Classics, 2009 (1976)
ISBN 9780099530343