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Ask The Puma Research Guides: Neighbors

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The short story “Neighbors” by Raymond Carver was first published in Esquire magazine in 1971, introducing Carver’s work to a national audience“Neighbors” is the story of two couples – the Miller’s and the Stone’s – who live in apartments across from each other.  The primary themes explored in this story are invasion of privacy, and the mundane lives some people lead.



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3553 .A7894



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Carver, Raymond.  Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? 1992.

                        Call Number: PS3553 .A7894 W53 1992

  • Nesset, Kirk.  The Stories of Raymond Carver: A Critical Study. 1995.

                       Call Number: PS3553 .A7894 Z78 1995

  • Runyon, Randolph Paul.  Reading Raymond Carver. 1992.

                      Call Number: PS3553 .A7894 Z86 1992

  • Stull, William L. (ed.).  Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose. 2001.

                       Call Number: PS3553 .A7894 C26 2001



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Carver, Raymond
  • Carver, Raymond – Criticism and Interpretation
  • Short Stories, American
  • Authors, American – 20th Century



Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 22, pg. 97-98

o   Vol. 55, pg. 277, 279-81

o   Vol. 126, pg. 142, 164

  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o   Vol. 2, pg. 475

o   Vol. 7, 2830

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition) - Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 5, pg. 2844-46

  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 8, pg. 4-6, 9-10, 34, 42, 47, 54

o   Vol. 104, pg. 107-08, 136, 201



Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.


  •  Academic Search Complete (Citation and abstract only)
  • Literature Resources from Gale (Look in biographical articles)


This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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