First Edition of Where I'm Calling From; Inscribed in the Year of Publication by Raymond Carver
Where I’m Calling From: New & Selected Stories.
Item Number: 14003
New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1988.
First edition of this classic collection of short stories. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Ye Ha, with my great good wishes Raymond Carver May 1988.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
By the time of his early death in 1988, Raymond Carver had established himself as one of the great practitioners of the American short story, a writer who had not only found his own voice but imprinted it in the imaginations of thousands of readers. Where I’m Calling From, his last collection, encompasses classic stories from Cathedral, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and earlier Carver volumes, along with seven new works previously unpublished in book form. These 37 stories give us a superb overview of Carver’s life work and show us why he was so widely imitated but never equaled.