This study guide will help you analyze the short story “Fat” by Raymond Carver. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it.
Presentation of the text
Title: “Fat” (1976)
Author: Raymond Carver
Genre: Short story
Raymond Carver (1938-1988) was an American short-story writer and poet who is considered to be one of America's greatest writers. The short story “Fat” is taken from his first major collection of short stories Will You Please Be Quiet, Please, for which he was nominated for the National Book Award. He was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1984, for his collection of short stories Cathedral.
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