ABSTRACT In Raymond Carver’s “Careful”, “Gazebo”, and “Chef’s House”, characters depend on the process of drinking as a paradigm to understand their lives. In these three stories, the characters rely upon alcohol as a solution to problems paradoxically caused by their addiction to alcohol.
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McCracken, D. (2013) Raymond Carver and the Ethos of Drinking. Advances in Literary Study, 1, 14-15. doi: 10.4236/als.2013.12004.
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