What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

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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).

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The 1198th 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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