Here’s a rare recording of Raymond Carver reading one of his best-known stories.

Corinne Segal

May 22, 2020, 10:50am

If you’d like to spend the long weekend before Raymond Carver’s birthday revisiting some of his short stories, be sure to add this to the list: There’s only one recording of Raymond Carver reading his iconic short story, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” and it is glorious.

The story was published in Carver’s collection of the same name in 1981, and Carver recorded it in 1983 for the radio program “Tell Me a Story.” Listen to it in full below.

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