What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love is the name of both a 1981 collection of short stories and the title of a story within the collection by the American writer Raymond Carver. Plots from several of the stories appear in Robert Altman's feature film Short Cuts. The story "Why Don't You Dance?" was the basis for the award-winning short film Everything Goes. The story "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" has influenced writers such as Haruki Murakami's memoir centred on running What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and musicians such as dEUS's What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love).