Raymond Carver is best known for his work as a short story writer, he started the minimalist movement, releasing popular collections of short stories like "Cathedral", the Pulitzer Prize nominated "Where I 'm Calling From" that came out shortly before Carver 's death, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love", & "Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?". Carver helped bring life back to short stories at a time when they were thought to be going away. He was born on May 25, 1938 in the state of Oregon, and died of lung cancer on August 2, 1988 in Washington, the state that he grew up in.
He was married twice and had two kids. The first time when he was only 19 years old- to someone who was only 16. Both of his kids, were with his first wife, Maryann, and were born by the time he was 20 years old. He married his second wife, poet, Tess Gallagher, six weeks before he died, who he had been living with since early 1979. He also wrote a screenplay called "Dostoevsky" in 1985 with Gallagher. His life with Tess, in the 1980s, was based around the two of them writing, either poems or stories.
His first wife, Maryann, would write a book about her life, almost twenty years after Carver 's death. In it, she talked about the decline of her marriage to Raymond Carver, and about the fact that he started drinking heavily in 1972 after a fishing trip he went on with Bill Kittredge, who was a friend and a literary mentor for Carver.
Growing up, him and his family moved around a lot. His dad…