Raymond Carver bio

Birth Name: Raymond Carver

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: OR

Date Of Birth: May 25, 1938

Date Of Death: August 2, 1988

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Raymond Carver was born on the 25th of May, 1938. He was known for being a Poet. A significant American poet and short story writer associated with the late 20th-century minimalism and dirty realism movements, he is known for works such as Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? (1976), Cathedral (1983), and What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (1981).

Raymond Carver was born in OR. He attended Humboldt State College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He published his first short story collection, Near Klamath, in 1968. He won numerous O. Henry Awards for short stories such as Put Yourself in My Shoes (1974), A Small, Good Thing (1983), and Errand (1988). His short story Why Don’t You Dance was made into the 2010 film, Everything Must Go, starring Will Ferrell .

Raymond Carver was a Gemini and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Raymond Carver was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Raymond Carver is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Raymond Carver’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Raymond Carver’s parents.

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Raymond Carver was born in the Year of the Tiger.

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REAL NAME: Raymond Carver
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Raymond Carver was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Raymond Carver was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Raymond Carver had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Raymond Carver’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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