STR: The Bath by Raymond Carver

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The Bath – Raymond Carver

The Bath is a short story from Carver’s collection ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’ first published in 1981.


“So, mixed in amongst these reviews is a real heavyweight of the short story genre. Not only is Carver considered the natural successor to Chekov’s real-life short tale storytelling, but The Bath (and it’s later, longer version A Small, Good Thing) is regarded as one of his finest achievements.

If you are not familiar with Carver then you are in for a treat. He is renowned for creating tiny slices of voyeuristic wonder. His other collections include ‘Cathedral’ and ‘Elephant’, but there’s no better place to start than with ‘What We Talk About…’

It’s not for me to review! It’s all been said anyway. Just enjoy.”

The SHORT TALE Review 2016

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