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Raymond Carver

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  • Jacket Copy

    Shiver me timbers R.L. Stine, author of the beloved "Goosebumps" series of creepy, crawly stories, is heading to "HorrorLand." The ghoulish theme park will be the springboard for 12 new tales, with Scholastic Books planning to release the first two...
  • 'Desire' by Susan Cheever; 'Love Junkie' by Rachel Resnick

    'Desire' by Susan Cheever; 'Love Junkie' by Rachel Resnick
    Though a youthful alcoholic or junkie can be seduced by the prospect of dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse, the middle-aged addict faces a different scenario. Any romance associated with his plight has flaked off beneath the grinding wheel of...
  • 'The Mysteries of Pittsburgh' by Michael Chabon

    'The Mysteries of Pittsburgh' by Michael Chabon
    "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" was first published back in 1988 and immediately tagged a "brat pack" novel, causing its author, the then preposterously young Michael Chabon (he was still only in his early 20s) to be spoken of in the same breath as Bret...
  • Reasons to shiver: New in paperback

    "The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. III" edited by Philip Gourevitch (Picador) "Have you found any professional criticism of your work illuminating or helpful? Edmund Wilson, for example?" asks Julian Jebb, the guy sent by the Paris Review to interview...
  • What we talk about when we talk about Carver

     
    In Books this weekend, David L. Ulin looks at the new 1,020-page Library of America Raymond Carver book, "Collected Stories." The uneasy creative relationship between Carver, who died in 1988, and his longtime editor Gordon Lish came to light in......
  • John Grisham and the return of the short story

     
    Since 1989, John Grisham has written one book of nonfiction, 21 novels and had 10 of his books turned into big Hollywood movies, including "The Firm," "The Pelican Brief" and "Runaway Jury." This fall, the many-times-over bestselling author published,...
  • Theater review: 'The Language Archive' at South Coast Repertory

     
    Language and love are the twin themes of Julia Cho’s “The Language Archive,” a loopy excursion into the difficulty of finding words for what lies in our hearts. The play, which is receiving its world premiere at South Coast Repertory,......
  • LATFOB: Raymond Carver biographer Carol Sklenicka [Updated]

     
    The biography "Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life" by Carol Sklenicka, released in 2009, took more than 10 years to research. To get to know the master of the modern American short story, who died at age 50 in 1988, Sklenicka......
  • HASPIEL: Harvey Pekar's testament to life -- with no apologies

     
    AN APPRECIATION New York artist Dean Haspiel was one of the artists who took the words of Harvey Pekar and brought them to new life within the pages of "American Splendor" as well as in "The Quitter," the pair's acclaimed......
  • Our 12 favorite non-book literary oddities on EBay

     
    Inspired by Salinger's toilet -- which was listed for sale on EBay for $1 million -- Jacket Copy decided to see what other literary-ish items are currently for sale on the site. What we discovered? The doozy dozen. The first......
  • The Western sage

    The California writer Wallace Stegner is well known to readers for novels such as "Angle of Repose" and "Crossing to Safety." But Stegner had another dimension, as an advocate for a literary West -- especially the West of mountains and desert and big...