Raymond Carver Background Short Stories 1C
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Raymond Carver Background
Short Stories 1C
May 10, 2009
1. Birth and Childhood
Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon in the year 1938.
His father worked in a sawmill and was a raging alcoholic, a disease Raymond suffered from himself in later life.
2. Writing Career
Carver got his BA from Humboldt Sate College, although he first studied at Chico State.
Prior to getting his degree, he had to marry his high school girlfriend Maryann Burk, who was pregnant at 16.
3. Later Life
While at Humboldt, Carver published his first story “The Furious Seasons” in 1960 and his first poem “The Brass Ring” in 1962.
After drinking heavily for two decades, he stopped drinking in 1977 with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous and died in 1988 from lung cancer.
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