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Elephant

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Carver, R. (2000). Elephant. In Carver, R. Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories. Vintage Contemporaries, pp. 472-490

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[...] she wrote that she was going to leave her kids with somebody and take the cannery job when the season rolled around. She was young and strong, she said. She thought she could work the twelve-to-fourteen-hour-a-day shifts, seven days a week, no problem. She'd just have to tell herself she could do it, get herself psyched up for it, and her body would listen. [...]

this is so fucked up. but also relevant for neil (treating body as a machine, doing your bidding)

—p.480 by Raymond Carver 6 months, 1 week ago

[...] she wrote that she was going to leave her kids with somebody and take the cannery job when the season rolled around. She was young and strong, she said. She thought she could work the twelve-to-fourteen-hour-a-day shifts, seven days a week, no problem. She'd just have to tell herself she could do it, get herself psyched up for it, and her body would listen. [...]

this is so fucked up. but also relevant for neil (treating body as a machine, doing your bidding)

—p.480 by Raymond Carver 6 months, 1 week ago