This study guide will help you analyze the text “A Serious Talk” by Raymond Carver. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Presentation of the text
Title: “A Serious Talk”
Author: Raymond Carver
Published in: “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love” (collection)
Date of Publication: 1983
Genre: Short Story
Raymond Carver was an American minimalist author of poems and short stories. Carver's style of writing was hugely inspired by another American author, Ernest Hemingway. In his works, Carver constantly explored themes related to marriage, love and violence.
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