This study guide will help you analyze the short story “The Lie” (1985) by Raymond Carver. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Raymond Carver (1938-1988) is an American author from Oregon, best known for his short story collections. His works are mainly part of the dirty realism movement and the minimalist movement which are both closely related to each other. A major part of his published works focuses on the everyday experiences of ordinary people and the exploration of interpersonal relationships.
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