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Current Event November 25, 2013

The Simple Elegance of Raymond Carver


Minimalist author Raymond Carver is known for his simple but powerful short stories of ordinary people. This gritty minimalism both reflects and contradicts the tough and chaotic life of the man himself. Listen to learn more about the life and contradictions of this American author heavily influenced by the work of Anton Chekhov.

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Story Length: 3:36

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National Public Radio © 2009 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 11/27/2009


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