Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Raymond Carver

It was 1987 when for the first time I was introduced to Raymond Carver's short stories. I read his book "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" in Iowa City, where I was at International Writing Program. It was his minimalist style which gave me a new perspective in writing fiction. It also reminded me of how the art of seeing is essential in creating a world which is invisible to others. As Marguerite Duras says in "Hiroshima My Love" , "the art of seeing has to be learned".

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