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).

The 1720th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 33rd on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  2. - 62nd on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  3. - 50 Memorable Books from 50 Years of Books to Remember (The New York Public Library)
  4. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  5. - The Graphic Canon (Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Chinese Edition) Paperback 4528026 $6.99 $26.12 2010
Beginners: The Original Version of What We Talk about When We Talk about Love Paperback 2027093 $9.78 $3.00 2010
What We Talk about When We Talk about Love Paperback 302631 $6.19 $2.87 2010
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love: Stories Paperback 21163 $5.90 $1.98 1989
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Paperback 5248025 $6.95
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love: Stories Hardcover 761841 $116.95 $48.68 1981
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Paperback 1975407 $7.00 $4.90
Beginners Hardcover 2494144 $32.95 $21.73
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Mass Market Paperback 417068 $14.94
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Hardcover 10506863 $129.00
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Paperback 2568673 $16.64 $12.49 2003
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love: Stories 1st (first) THUS Edition by Carver, Raymond published by Vintage (1989) Paperback Paperback 6000055 $10.85 $8.87 1989
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Vintage Contemporaries) Kindle Edition 45753 2015
Beginners Paperback 3782523 $45.00 $86.82
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Audio CD 6869236 $21.05 $22.24 2017