Not Far From Here

Not Far From Here

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Hailed as the a€œAmerican Chekhova€ by the Times Literary Supplement, Raymond Carver is the most popular and influential American short-story writer since Ernest Hemingway. His works have been adapted to film and translated into more than twenty languages. Yet despite this international appeal, the critical attention to his writing has originated mostly in the US. In an attempt to expand the scope and range of Carver criticism, Not Far From Here: The Paris Symposium on Raymond Carver a€“ based on papers delivered at the International Conference of the Raymond Carver Society at the University of Paris XII on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the authora€™s death a€“ offers an engaging conversation by both emerging and established international scholars from France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, and the US. Literary studies, biographical studies, film theory, textual editing, intertextual analysis, cultural studies, feminism, semiotics, mythology, existentialism, metafictional analysis, representationalism, symbolism, humanism, and Lacanian criticism all have some presence in this collection of essays. Not Far From Here provides readers and scholars alike with new and multinational insights into Carvera€™s poetry and fiction.The Paris Symposium on Raymond Carver Vasiliki Fachard, Robert Miltner. the gifts found in Carvera#39;s stories are, in contrast, most often reduced to objects acting as differential status signs, inert and devoid of the power to ... Facharda#39;s detailed analysis of the use of gifts a€“ including bread, feathers, and cigars in a€œFeathers, a€ of candy in a€œPreservation, a€ and of ... of the real in the form of the peacock and the baby, which Fabre-Clark sees as a€œexcessively reala€ and bordering on the grotesque.

Title:Not Far From Here
Author: Vasiliki Fachard, Robert Miltner
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-03-25

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