Posted tagged ‘Editing’

Article on Gordon Lish, Raymond Carver and Barry Hannah

January 18, 2013

 

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Article on Lish, Carver, Hannah in new CRITIQUE

October 7, 2011

New issue of Critique: Studies in Contempoary Fiction 52.4 contains my 10,000 word article, “Saying More Without Trying to Say More: On Gordon Lish Re-Shaping the Body of Raymond Carver and Saving Barry Hannah,” which is also, in a slightly expanded version, the second chapter in my overdue study on Lish contracted with Routledge. Did initial research in 2008 at Indiana University; submitted paper in 2009 while in Los Angeles and quickly accepted; published 2011 while I am in New York.

Explicating Carver in The Explicator

December 23, 2008

Academic quarterlies are often behind in schedule — case in point, The Explicator, just issued its Summer 20o08 and Fall 2008 issues at the same time. I have work in both — three explication notes on Raymond Carver’s stories — in the Summer issue, they’re on self-image in “Intimacy” and how Gordon Lish edited “Tell The Women We’re Going;” in the Fall, on Gordon Lish’s editing “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” a.k.a. “Beginners,” which was the big to-do in last year’s Xmas issue of The New Yorker, with correspondence, and on-line, a play-by-play, or cut-by-cut, blow-by-blow showing of the edits.

I have essays on Carver forthcoming in Modern Language StudiesCritique, and ANQ, all the foundation for my work-in-progress Women in the Work and Life of Carver (hopefully out this time next year if I get it in to McFarland & Co. by February).