Cathedral - Raymond Carver 1983 - Alfred A. Knopf, New York - First Edition A fine first edition of one of Carver’s most admired collections of writing, this volume features the award-winning stories ‘A Small, Good Thing’, and ‘Where I’m Calling From’, as well as the title story, ‘Cathedral’.

Written with Carver’s iconic dry intensity, his stories range from failed marital idyll and a portrait of a man about to fall off the wagon, to a sketch of a low-rent dinner party and a man deserted by his wife and left with two small children – each one an intricately woven narrative of the menace, and rawness, of daily life.
  Dust jacket designed by Sara Eisenman.

Raymond Carver (1938-1988) was an American short story writer and poet, and is considered a key influence in the revitalisation of the American short story in literature during the 1980s.

References: Howe, ‘
Stories of Our Loneliness’ The New York Times 1983. Sklenicka, Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life 2009.
8vo. pp. [10] 228 [2]
  Condition: Fine, in a near fine unclipped dust jacket, with a 1cm closed tear to rear edge of back panel and head of spine, barely visible.   Ref: 106362   Price: HK$ 1,100