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Raymond Carver (1938–1988), American short story writer and poet, best known for his story collection "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" (1981).

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Who speaks in this sentence? Is it the character or the narrator?

Context: Carol is a divorced woman from work that Carlyle (the protagonist) started seeing a few months after his wife had left him and the kids. Carlyle has not been successful in finding a good ...
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Why is the character's speech reported indirectly? What does the indirect report express?

Context: Carol is a divorced woman from work that Carlyle (the protagonist) started seeing a few months after his wife had left him and the kids. Carlyle has not been successful in finding a good ...
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Does Carver's "Fever" use free indirect speech?

From "Fever" by Raymond Carver: The next morning, when the alarm went off, he wanted to keep his eyes closed and keep on with the dream he was having. Something about a farmhouse. And there ...
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