FICTION - SPECIAL FEATURE photo by Tess Gallagher In the Spring of 1981, Alfred A. Knopf will publish a new selection of 's fiction entitled What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. The three stories presented here in a Missouri Review special feature will be included in that volume and offer the reader a sample of Carver's range and method. About his early life and influences, Carver writes: "I grew up in eastern Washington in a little city named Yakima. I got married just after my high school graduation. I was a stockboy and drove a delivery truck for Kurbitz Pharmacy for two years. My wife and I had two children in the course of those two years. In 1958, hoping to improve our lot in this life, we went to California and settled in a town called Paradise, about twelve miles northeast of Chico. Wepaid $35 a month house rent, and I went to work at a pharmacy in Chico. After a few months in California I started in as a part-time college student at Chico State College (now University). There was a professor named Edgar Glenn who knew a lot about Ezra Pound and
The Missouri Review – University of Missouri
Published: Aug 27, 1980
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