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Not Far From Here

The Paris Symposium on Raymond Carver

Editor(s): Vasiliki Fachard and Robert Miltner

Book Description

Hailed as the “American Chekhov” by the Times Literary Supplement, Raymond Carver is the most popular and influential American short-story writer since Ernest Hemingway. His works have been adapted to film and translated into more than twenty languages. Yet despite this international appeal, the critical attention to his writing has originated mostly in the US.

In an attempt to expand the scope and range of Carver criticism, Not Far From Here: The Paris Symposium on Raymond Carver – based on papers delivered at the International Conference of the Raymond Carver Society at the University of Paris XII on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the author’s death – offers an engaging conversation by both emerging and established international scholars from France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, and the US. Literary studies, biographical studies, film theory, textual editing, intertextual analysis, cultural studies, feminism, semiotics, mythology, existentialism, metafictional analysis, representationalism, symbolism, humanism, and Lacanian criticism all have some presence in this collection of essays. Not Far From Here provides readers and scholars alike with new and multinational insights into Carver’s poetry and fiction.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4252-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4252-4
Date of Publication: 01/05/2014
Pages / Size: 155 / A5
Price: £39.99


Vasiliki Fachard studied French and Comparative Literature in the U. S. and Paris before completing her PhD and teaching at the State University of New York at Albany. She now lives in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she works as an independent scholar. She was the guest editor of a Special Issue on Raymond Carver by The Journal of the Short Story in English and is co-editor for The Raymond Carver Review.

Robert Miltner is Associate Professor of English at Kent State University Stark and is on the faculty of the Northeast Ohio MFA program in Creative Writing. He is co-editor, with Sandra Lee Kleppe, of New Paths to Raymond Carver: Critical Essays on His Life, Fiction, and Poetry (University of South Carolina Press, 2007) and is co-editor for The Raymond Carver Review.