Tag Archives: Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver - photo by Jerry Bauer

Short Stories Remain Alive

As we’ve learned, American authors of short stories were once regarded as less prominent than novelists.  Many readers would await their favorite short story writers to break out with a novel.  And if and when that happened, critics would call them “debut authors.” Although that has changed, it still is challenging for many writers to […]

Five Great Film Adaptations of American Literature

5. No Country for Old Men (2007, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen) Cormac McCarthy’s novels are notoriously difficult to adapt for the screen (an adaptation of Blood Meridian has been circling around the Hollywood rumor mill for years, and the project has fallen through at least twice) but if anyone were to create the quintessential […]