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A 20th-century writer who focused mainly on the mundane occurrences of everyday life. Exclusively wrote short stories. His collections of short stories include Cathedral and Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? His style is often described as "dirty realism", and he is sometimes associated with author Charles Bukowski.
Q: Man, I'm so bored with shitty books like War and Peace. What the fuck should I read?

A: Motherfucker, promptly head to your nearest book store and select Cathedral by Raymond Carver as your next literary adventure. That shit will skullfuck you until you can't move.

Q: Indeed.
by TheGiraffeStripe October 21, 2009
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