View Full Version : Raymond Carver

22-02-2006, 15:31:02
Minimalist or realist?

If you haven't read him...you should.

02-03-2006, 17:08:11
I read a couple a decade ago or more, and Altman's "Shortcuts" movie was based on his short stories.

IIRC he was "labeled" as the precursor of the minimalist current...

I'm not much of a literate, but although thinking of what I had read just as minimalist feels a bit reductive, I always thought that "realism" is a proper artistic movement and it's something else (in Italy, end of XIX century writers, or post-WWII Rossellini's neo-realist movies)

I second BGH's suggestion anyway