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Cathedral

Author: CARVER RAYMOND
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 05/11/2009
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099530336
Availability: In stock
Quick overview Presents a story in which a blind man guides the hand of a sighted man as together they draw the cathedral the blind man can never see.
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Raymond Carver said it was possible 'to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language and endow these things - a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman's earring - with immense, even startling power'. Nowhere is this alchemy more striking than in the title story of Cathedral in which a blind man guides the hand of a sighted man as together they draw the cathedral the blind man can never see. Many view this story, and indeed this collection, as a watershed in the maturing of Carver's work to a more confidently poetic style.

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