What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

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Book Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Publication Date:1981
Book File Type: PDF Download / Read Online
Author: Raymond Carver
Audiobook : Yes
Language: English
Pages: 176
Movie: Yes
Release: 2000
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Book PDF Summary

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love is a short story collection written by Raymond Carver including one story titled the same as the book.

Chpt.1 “Why Don’t You Dance?”
Chpt.2 “Viewfinder”
Chpt.3 “Mr. Coffee and Mr. Fixit.”
Chpt.4 “Gazebo”
Chpt.5 “I Could See the Smallest Things.”
Chpt.6 “Sacks”
Chpt.7 “The Bath.”
Chpt.8 “Tell the Women We’re Going.”
Chpt.9 “After the Denim.”
Chpt.10 “So Much Water So Close to Home.”
Chpt.11 “The Third Thing That Killed My Father Off.”
Chpt.12 “A Serious Talk.”
Chpt.13 “The Calm.”
Chpt.14 “Popular Mechanics”
Chpt.15 “Everything Stuck to Him.”
Chpt.16 “One More Thing.”
Chpt.17 “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.”

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There are 17 stories in the collection. As the stories progress they become lengthier and more in-depth. Individual the stories are a light read but they all theme around the topic of life and love which are designed to raise subliminal questions in the reader’s mind.

The last chapter is the longest with 15 pages and begins with four characters sit around a table, Mel, Terri, Nick, and Laura. They are all drinking and discussing love in the kitchen. They discuss past relationships and views on the subject ranging from abusive relationships to physical love to spiritual love (not necessarily in that order). As the evening transgresses we get deeper into some interesting ex and other witnessed stories.

Quotes

“A man can go along obeying all the rules and then it don’t matter a damn anymore.”
― Raymond Carver, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

“The light was draining out of the room, going back through the window where it had come from.”
― Raymond Carver, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Quote from the first chapter Why Don’t You Dance
“Why don’t you kids dance? he decided to say, and then said it. “Why don’t you dance?”
― Raymond Carver, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Quote from the second chapter Viewfinder
“A man without hands came to the door to sell me a photograph of my house.”
― Raymond Carver, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

“I’m the kind of person who likes to be by himself. To put a finer point on it, I’m the type of person who doesn’t find it painful to be alone”
― Haruki Murakami, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

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