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Archive for the 'Editing' Category

Tue, December 4th, 2007
Discovery! Rediscovered, Disputed
Posted by: Keir Graff

The Associated Press (“Dispute over long-buried Stegner book,” by Lisa Leff) has another story about editing and disputed versions, this time involving Pulitzer Prize-winner Wallace Stegner: SAN FRANCISCO – A small publishing house did not have to dig far to unearth a long-buried book Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Wallace Stegner wrote a half-century ago about […]


Mon, December 3rd, 2007
Was Carver’s prose cut too lean?
Posted by: Keir Graff

In the Guardian (“What a carve-up“),¬†James Campbell¬†uses the flap over Tess Gallagher’s plans to publish a retitled, reedited version of Raymond Carver’s What We Talk about When We Talk about Love (1981) as a jumping-off point to examine the larger phenomenon of “restored” texts. There’s some thought-provoking stuff about Carver (who “now belongs in the […]


Thu, November 1st, 2007
Editing Examind
Posted by: Keir Graff

Gordon Lish may have been a ruthless editor, but he was also a ruthless writer, according to Gerald Howard: the man who took an axe to Raymond Carver’s prose allowed no whittling of his own. At least, that’s what would have happened had Howard tried. From Slate (“I Was Gordon Lish’s Editor“): However, I can […]





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