De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de amor has ratings and reviews. Sawsan said: حين نتحدث عن الحب, نتحدث عن تقلباته ونهاياته الحزينة والموجعة. De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de amor has ratings and reviews. Edward said: I’ve read five stories so far in this book of short stories a. De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de amor by Raymond Carver at AbeBooks. – ISBN – ISBN – Editorial Anagrama.

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No time for full development of the characters; limited opportunity for feeling, as a reader, that we can empathize with the main characters.

Not going to try Proust any time soon then? Raymond Carver, famous minimalist whether he liked the term or nothas long been on my TBR, and this story collection has a lovely title. Despite Carver’s sparse descriptions and rugged dialogue, I stil Hmm And that’s probably what will make these stories linger in my memory.

I say “magic” in both in the colloquial, metaphorical sense of qmor “enchanting,” and so on—and also, more so, in the sense of literal magic tricks.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Of the 17 stories, the only redeemable is the title one, and it was still mediocre at best.

Do not listen to my sheepish bleating. His book is a good example of telling rather than showing, but the thing is, he has nothing to tell. It reminded me of qu poem where you don’t understand the meaning but the movement and the words flow like music and somehow still pull emotion from you.

Or, stumble into them while scratching my head is more like it. There were moments when I thought wow, that’s great, poetic, but it was just a few of those moments. How do you explain that?


De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de amor by Raymond Carver (3 star ratings)

Being the literary mutt that I am, I tried this on a friend’s recommendation. As well as being a master of the short story, he was an accomplished poet publishing several highly acclaimed volumes. When you open my letter you will recall those days and how much, just how much, I love you. If I’m judging these stories as a whole I’d give it around 4 cavrer half stars. I can only theorize about how it affected my reading. Rejecting the more experimental fiction of the 60s and 70s, he pioneered a precisionist realism reinventing the American short story during the eighties, heading the line of so-called ‘dirty realists’ or ‘K-mart realists’.

How do we lose it? The characters appear to be hablamls uninspired architects of some amorphous structure that craver their clumsy choices and in their attempts to justify the same, they toss around rhetorical questions and alternate opinions without any didactic purpose. After the ‘line of demarcation’ in Carver’s life – 2 Junethe day he stopped drinking – his stories become increasingly more redemptive and expansive. All the terrible things that lie in wait jablamos I could hear my heart beating.

Capturing bliss in one word, crystallising tenderness and love at once into a precious gift and a delicate act of remembrance, Hummingbirdthe affectionate poem closing this collection, charmed me in its endearing simplicity and ended up as my favourite – reading this short poem magically transporting to the moment of receiving and later cherishing of a letter or a postcard dear, the one you a,or close to you and take with you until it is ragged, almost perished, the words barely discernible anymore, a four-leaf clover in your heart for the rest of your days.

I had to keep re-reading paragraphs to understand what the hell I was reading. I don’t see any love in this book, a lot of heartbreak, cheating, betrayal, nonsense, but absolutely no love.


After the ‘line of demarcation’ in Carver’s life – 2 Junethe day he stopped drinking – his stories become increasingly more redemptive and expansive. I wish someone could tell me. The stories depict ordinary lives of ordinary people.

Not the rhythm of the language. With that being said, I’m afraid this will be my only go with Mr. What is the big fuss about this book? View all 17 comments. I think it would bore me. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Short stories are not my cup of fe and I need discipline while reading it to have real appreciation of it.

On the flip sideother authors might take a whole novel to convey half of it. Want to Read saving….

De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de amor

Reading the stories consecutively helped to draw me in and connect me with the characters. Is love all about being passionate?

Zmor a lot packed into them in spite of the bare narrative style, and often what is missing or unsaid is as important as what’s there. He does this with something that can be described as an easy grace. I unlike the lady in the above story was not interested.

Now that I think about it, “unfortunate” is not the cuandi choice of words, as that implies something negative, and what I received was quite the contrary. I used to have no qualms about not finishing books I didn’t like until I got Goodreads. I love the simplicity and the ennui part of each characters, it gives t You will love or hate this honestly.

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