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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