Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2020

From “Why Don’t You Dance?”

From “Why Don’t You Dance?”

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Raymond Carver, “Why Don’t You Dance?”

“His side, her side.”

Carver, being a master of understatement, expresses to you the years of love, and now the tremendous pain his main character’s feeling, with that little paragraph, those four simple words.