Bibliography: Raymond Carver

  - - -. All of Us: The Collected Poems. Ed. William L. Stull. London: Collins Harvill, 1997.

- - -. A New Path to the Waterfall. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1989.

- - -. At Night the Salmon Move. Santa Barbara: Capra, 1976.

- - -. Beginners. UK: Jonathan Cape, 2009

- - -. Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose. Ed. William L. Stull.

- - -. Carnations  [play]. Vineburg, CA: Engdahl Typography, 1990.

- - -. Cathedral. New York: Knopf, 1983.

- - -. Collected Stories.  NY: Library of America, 2009.

- - -. With Tess Gallagher. Dostoevsky: A Screenplay. Santa Barbara: Capra, 1985.

- - -. Elephant. Fairfax, CA: Jungle Garden Press, 1988.  

- - -. Elephant and Other Stories. London: Collins Harvill, 1988.

- - -. Fires. Santa Barbara: Capra, 1983; New York: Vintage, 1984.

- - -. Furious Seasons and Other Stories. Santa Barbara: Capra, 1977.

- - -. If It Please You. Northridge, CA: Lord John, 1984.

- - -. In a Marine Light: Selected Poems. London: Collins Harvill, 1987.

- - -. Intimacy. Concord, NH: Ewert, 1986.

- - -. My Father's Life. Derry, NH: Babcock & Koontz, 1986.

- - -. Near Klamath. Sacramento: English Club of Sacramento State College, 1968.

- - -. New Path to the Waterfall.  NY: Atlantic Monthly, 1989.

- - -. No Heroics, Please: Uncollected Writings. London: Collins Harvill, 1991.

- - -. Painter and the Fish.  Concord, NH: Ewert, 1988.

- - -. Put Yourself in My Shoes. Santa Barbara: Capra, 1974.

- - -. The Pheasant. Worcester, MA: Metacom, 1982.

- - -. The Stories of Raymond Carver. London: Picador, 1985.

- - -. This Water.  Concord, NH: Ewert, 1985.

- - -. Those Days: Early Writings by Raymond Carver.  Elmwood, CT: Raven, 1987.

- - -. Three Stories. Vineburg, CA: Engdahl Typography, 1990.

- - -. Two Poems. Salisbury, MD: Scarab, 1982.

- - -. Two Poems . Concord, NH: Ewert, 1986.

- - -. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. New York: Knopf, 1981.

- - -. Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories. Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1988; 

New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1988.

- - -. Where Water Comes Together with Other Water. New York: Random House, 1985.

- - -. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976.

- - -. Winter Insomnia. Santa Cruz: Kayak, 1970.

- - -. Ultramarine. New York: Random House, 1986.

Bibliography: Critical Resources

Monographs and Essay Collections

Amir, Ayala. The Visual Poetics of Raymond Carver. Abingdon, Oxford, UK: Routledge, 2011.

Bethea, Arthur F.  Technique and Sensibility in the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver. NYC: Routledge, 2001.

Campbell, Ewing.  Raymond Carver: A Study of the Short Fiction. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1985.

Fachard, Vasilki.  Journal of the Short Story in English: Special Issue on Raymond Carver (Spring 2006).  

Fachard, Vasilki and Robert Miltner.  Not Far From Here: The Paris Symposium on Raymond Carver. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars 2014.

Lainsbury, G. P.  The Carver Chronotope: Inside the Life-World of Raymond Carver’s Fiction.  Abingdon, Oxford, UK: Routledge, 2004.

Kleppe, Sandra Lee.  The Poetry of Raymond Carver: Against the Current.  Surry, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2014

Kleppe, Sandra Lee and Robert Miltner, editors.  New Paths to Raymond Carver: Critical Essays on His Life, Fiction, and Poetry.  Columbia: U South Carolina Press, 2008.

Meyer, Adam.  Raymond Carver. NYC: Twayne, 1995.

Miltner, Robert, editor.  The Raymond Carver Review.  Web.  

Nesset, Kirk.  The Stories of Raymond Caver: A Critical Study.  Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1995.

Plath, James, editor.  Raymond Carver: Critical Insights. Ipswich, MA: Salem, 2013.

Pountney, Jonathan. The Afterlife of Raymond Carver: Residual Craftsmanship in the Neoliberal Era. Edinburg, UK.  University of Edinburg Press. Forthcoming.

Runyon, Randolph Paul.  Reading Raymond Carver.  Syracuse: Syracuse U Press, 1992. 

Saltzman, Arthur M. Understanding Raymond Carver. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1988.

Zhou, Jingqiong.  Raymond Carver’s Short Fiction in the History of Black Humor.  NYC: Peter Lang, 2006.


Gentry, Marshall Bruce and William L. Stull. Conversations with Raymond Carver.  Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1990.

Biography and Memoir

Carver, James. Raymond Carver, Remembered by His Brother (Memoir).UK: Austin McCauley Publishing, 2017.

Carver, Maryann Burk.  What It Used to be Like: A Portrait of My Marriage to Raymond Carver (Memoir)NY: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2007.

Carver, Raymond and Bob Adelman.  Carver Country: The World of Raymond Carver.  Photographs by Adelman.  Introduction by Tess Gallagher.  NY: Scribners, 1990.

Gallagher, Tess. Soul Barnacles: Ten More Years with Ray. Greg Simon, editor. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.

Halpert, Sam, editor.  Raymond Carver: An Oral Biography. Iowa City: The University of Iowa Press, 1995.

Halpert, Sam, editor.  . . .when we talk about Raymond Carver. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith Publishing, 1991.

Sklenicka, Carol. Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life, Scribner, 2010.

Stull, William L. and Maureen P. Carroll.  Remembering Ray: A Composite Biography. Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1993.


Boddy, Kasia. American Short Story since 1950.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010.

McSweeney, Kerry.  The Realist Short Story of the Powerful Glimpse: Chekhov to Carver. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2007.

Teaching Pedagogy

Grant, Paul Benedict and Katherine Ashley, Eds.  Carver Across the Curriculum: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 

Updated January 2019

“But I can hardly sit still. I keep fidgeting, crossing one leg and then the other. I feel like I could throw off sparks, or break a window – maybe rearrange all the furniture.”

| “Menudo,” Raymond Carver