Carol Sklenicka

Carol Sklenicka is an American biographer known for her detailed and comprehensive biographies of notable literary figures. She is particularly recognized for her biography of Raymond Carver, which has received critical acclaim.


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  1. 1. Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life

    "Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life" is a comprehensive biography of the renowned American short story writer. The book follows Carver's life from his childhood in rural Oregon to his rise to literary fame in the 1980s. Sklenicka delves into Carver's personal struggles with alcoholism and his complicated relationships with his family, friends, and fellow writers. She also examines his writing process and the evolution of his style. Through extensive research and interviews with those closest to Carver, Sklenicka paints a vivid portrait of a complex and influential writer.

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