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Raymond Carver and the Ethos of Drinking

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ABSTRACT

In Raymond Carver’s “Careful”, “Gazebo”, and “Chef’s House”, characters depend on the process of drinking as a paradigm to understand their lives. In these three stories, the characters rely upon alcohol as a solution to problems paradoxically caused by their addiction to alcohol.

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McCracken, D. (2013) Raymond Carver and the Ethos of Drinking. Advances in Literary Study, 1, 14-15. doi: 10.4236/als.2013.12004.

References

[1] Carver, R. (1981). Gazebo. In What we talk about when we talk about love (pp. 21-29). New York: Vintage.
[2] Carver, R. (1989). Careful. In Where I’m calling from (pp. 264-277). New York: Vintage.
[3] Carver, R. (1989). Chef’s house. In Where I’m calling from (pp. 297- 302). New York: Vintage.

  
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