Trying to Understand Raymond Carver's Revisions
Hiromi Hashimoto~Whitman College
"I don't like the term ‘minimalism,’" Raymond Carver repeated whenever interviewed. In fact, Raymond Carver was not a minimalist. Throughout his life, he changed his style drastically, so that it is impossible to define him as an minimalist. Why was he recognized as "a godfather of a burgeoning school of" minimalists? I believe the answer lies in the little-noted original version of The Bath.
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