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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine in a Fine dustwrapper
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. Softcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Uncorrected Proof in cream wraps of Carver's second major collection of short fiction and his first book to go into further printings. Included is the story "Why Don't You Dance?," basis for the 2010 Will Ferrell film EVERYTHING MUST GO. Reproduces many corrections in the text. Not only is this copy SIGNED by the author on the title page, but it also includes a very scarce example of the proof dustwrapper with the spine and front cover similar to the finished version but the rear cover and inside flaps blank.

Bookseller: Charles Agvent, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Edition: 1st
  • Book condition: VG+
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New York: Knopf, 1981. Signed by Carver on endpaper. His first commercial success. Slight fading on dj spine. Slight sunning to top and bottom edge. otherwise a fine copy.. Signed by Author. 1st. Cloth and Boards. VG+/VG+. Octavo.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Pencil name and date on title page, could easily be erased. Mild and rather typical sunning to the edges. About Fine in a Fine d
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. hardcover. Pencil name and date on title page, could easily be erased. Mild and rather typical sunning to the edges. About Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. First Printing of Carver's second major collection of short fiction and his first book to go into further printings. Included is the story "Why Don't You Dance?," basis for the 2010 Will Ferrell film EVERYTHING MUST GO. INSCRIBED for Michael in April 1983 and SIGNED by the author on the title page.

Bookseller: Charles Agvent, Pennsylvania, United States
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First edition of Carver's classic collection of stories. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Raymond Carver on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A superior example. "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" is not only the most well-known short story title of the latter part of the 20th century; it has come to stand for an entire aesthetic, the bare-bones prose style for which Raymond Carver became famous. Perhaps, it could be argued, too famous, at least for his fiction's own good. Like those of Hemingway or any other writer similarly loved, imitated, parodied, and reviled, these stories can sometimes produce the sense of reading pastiche. "A man without hands came to the door to sell me a photograph of my house." "That morning she pours Teacher's over my belly and licks it off. That afternoon she tries to jump out the window." "My friend Mel McGinnis was talking. Mel is a cardiologist, and sometimes that gives ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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NY: Knopf,, 1981.. First edition.. 159 pp. Insect damage along bottom edges of boards, else near fine in fine dust jacket. Carver's second collection of stories from a trade publisher. INSCRIBED by Carver on the half-title page, “for Doug Blazek,/ with regards, / and admiration. / Ray. Carver.” Review slip and promotional postcard laid in.

Bookseller: Jeff Maser, Bookseller-ABAA, California, United States
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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Ink date and place on the front endpaper. Mild and rather typical sunning to the edges. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper wit
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. hardcover. Ink date and place on the front endpaper. Mild and rather typical sunning to the edges. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with short tears and wrinkling at the head of the spine. First Printing of Carver's second major collection of short fiction and his first book to go into further printings. Included is the story "Why Don't You Dance?," basis for the 2010 Will Ferrell film EVERYTHING MUST GO. A Review Copy with the publisher's slip laid in. SIGNED twice by the author, once on the front endpaper and again on the title page.

Bookseller: Charles Agvent, Pennsylvania, United States
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Price: $625.00

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  • Edition: First British Edition
  • Book condition: About Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper
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London: Collins, 1982. First British Edition. hardcover. About Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper. Carver's second major collection of short fiction and his first book to go into further printings. Included is the story "Why Don't You Dance?," basis for the 2010 Will Ferrell film EVERYTHING MUST GO. This copy SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Much less common than the American edition which was published the previous year.

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  • Edition: First Vintage Books Edition
  • Book condition: Fine, both housed in a specially made stiff, archival paper case
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New York: Vintage Books, (March 1982) and (March 1984). First Vintage Books Edition. Paperback. Fine, both housed in a specially made stiff, archival paper case. First Paperback printings of both books, each copy INSCRIBED "For Bert(?)" and SIGNED by the author "Ray Carver/Sacramento" on the half-title pages, the first title also dated "2-24-87.

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Inscribed first edition as stated on copyright page. Inscribed by the author to Andre Dubus; with Dubus' marginal notes in the story "Tell the Women We're Going." Book near fine with some fading along edges. Dust jacket near fine. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.

Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books, California, United States
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Price: $550.00

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Mild staining to the rear. Near Fine
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. Softcover. Mild staining to the rear. Near Fine. Uncorrected Proof in cream wraps of Carver's second major collection of short fiction and his first book to go into further printings. Included is the story "Why Don't You Dance?," basis for the 2010 Will Ferrell film EVERYTHING MUST GO. Reproduces many corrections in the text. Publisher's notations in black and red ink on the front cover giving a publication date of April 1981 and a price of $9.95 along with a statement of 7500 in the first printing.

Bookseller: Charles Agvent, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Mild darkening to the spine. Near Fine
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. Softcover. Mild darkening to the spine. Near Fine. Uncorrected Proof in cream wraps of Carver's second major collection of short fiction and his first book to go into further printings. Included is the story "Why Don't You Dance?," basis for the 2010 Will Ferrell film EVERYTHING MUST GO. Reproduces many corrections in the text.

Bookseller: Charles Agvent, Pennsylvania, United States
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Price: $250.00

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  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Book condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
  • ISBN: 0394516842 / 9780394516844
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E-69: Knopf. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Alfred A. Knopf. 1981. 159 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has light shelf-wear present. Bound in half cloth boards. Boards have shelf-wear, staining present to the extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" is not only the most well-known short story title of the latter part of the 20th century; it has come to stand for an entire aesthetic, the bare-bones prose style for which Raymond Carver became famous. Perhaps, it could be argued, too famous, at least for his fiction's own good. Like those of Hemingway or any other writer similarly loved, imitated, parodied, and reviled, these stories can sometimes produce the sense of reading pastiche. E-69; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: About Fine in a Fine dustwrapper
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. hardcover. About Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. First Printing of Carver's second major collection of short fiction and his first book to go into further printings. Included is the story "Why Don't You Dance?," basis for the 2010 Will Ferrell film EVERYTHING MUST GO. This copy with an interesting provenance with the SIGNATURE of Canadian critic and short story writer John Metcalf dated Nov. 1982 on the front endpaper and the SIGNATURE of novelist Leon Rooke on the following blank. John Metcalf is a long-time critic of Canadian cultural and educational inadequacies and published KICKING AGAINST THE PRICKS in 1982 to showcase this frustration. Leon Rooke, a Canadian novelist born in North Carolina, has written many books including LAST ONE HOME SLEEPS IN THE YELLOW BED.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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New York: Borzoi Books, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. First Edition. Hardcover.

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  • Book condition: Fine
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London: Collins, 1982. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First English edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Author's second major collection of stories. A lovely copy of an uncommon edition.

Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA, New Jersey, United States
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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Mild and rather typical sunning to the edges. About Fine in a Fine dustwrapper
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. hardcover. Mild and rather typical sunning to the edges. About Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. First Printing of Carver's second major collection of short fiction and his first book to go into further printings. Included is the story "Why Don't You Dance?," basis for the 2010 Will Ferrell film EVERYTHING MUST GO. A Review Copy with the publisher's slip laid in.

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NY: Knopf, 1981. Lovely copy in like jacket under fresh mylar. Former owner's name neatly on FFEP.. Stated First. Quarter Cloth. Very Good/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: About Fine in a Fine dustwrapper with trifling wear
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. hardcover. About Fine in a Fine dustwrapper with trifling wear. First Printing of Carver's second major collection of short fiction and his first book to go into further printings. Included is the story "Why Don't You Dance?," basis for the 2010 Will Ferrell film EVERYTHING MUST GO.

Bookseller: Charles Agvent, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Edition: FIRST EDITION
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Minor spotting to page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books, California, United States
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London: Collins, 1982. First Uk Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good Dust Jacket. The boards are in fine condition. the dust jacket is the export edition - no price indicated on the flap. first UK edition. the front of the dust jacket has two small tears near the top edge. The rest of the book is clean with no marks or folds. first Uk edition stated at the copyright page. no remainder mark. Second book of collected short stories and the first to published in the UK. We can ship from the USA and Canada. We list books that are academic, collectible and historically significant, providing the utmost quality and customer service satisfaction. For any questions feel free to email us.

Bookseller: Monarchy books, Ontario, Canada
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