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Author Groenland, Tim, author.

Title The art of editing : Raymond Carver and David Foster Wallace / Tim Groenland.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 268 pages)
Summary "The place of the editor in literary production is an ambiguous and often invisible one, requiring close attention to publishing history and (often inaccessible) archival resources to bring it into focus. In The Art of Editing, Tim Groenland shows that the critical tendency to overlook the activities of editors and to focus on the solitary author figure neglects important elements of how literary works are acquired, developed and disseminated. Focusing on selected works of fiction by Raymond Carver and David Foster Wallace, authors who represent stylistic touchstones for US fiction of recent decades, Groenland presents two case studies of editorial collaboration. Carver's early stories were integral to the emergence of the Minimalist movement in the 1980s, while Wallace's novels marked a generational shift towards a more expansive, maximal mode of narrative. The role of their respective editors, however, is often overlooked. Gordon Lish's part in shaping the form of Carver's early stories remains under-explored; analyses of Wallace's fiction, meanwhile, tend to minimise Michael Pietsch's role from the creation of Infinite Jest during the mid-1990s until the present day. Drawing on extensive archival research as well as interviews with editors and collaborators, Groenland illuminates the complex and often conflicting forms of agency involved in the genesis of these influential works. The energies and tensions of the editing process emerge as essential factors in the creation of fictions more commonly understood within the paradigm of solitary authorship. The mediating role of the editor is, Groenland argues, inseparable from the development, form, and reception of these works."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-261) and index.
Contents 'Stuff that editors do' -- 'My only fear is that it is too thin' : the roots of the Carver controversy -- Minimalism in action : making What We Talk About When We Talk About Love -- 'It is his world and no other' : Gordon Lish, authorship and minimalism -- 'Your devoted editee' : David Foster Wallace and Michael Pietsch -- Consider the editor : assembling The Pale King -- 'Magical compression' : Wallace's return to minimalism -- The anxiety of editorial influence -- Conclusion.
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Subject Carver, Raymond, 1938-1988 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wallace, David Foster -- Criticism and interpretation.
Carver, Raymond, 1938-1988. (OCoLC)fst01727805
Wallace, David Foster. (OCoLC)fst00177904
Authors and publishers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Authors and publishers -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Fiction -- Technique.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Authors and publishers. (OCoLC)fst00821733
Authorship. (OCoLC)fst00822442
Editing. (OCoLC)fst00902451
Fiction -- Technique. (OCoLC)fst00923755
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Groenland, Tim. Art of editing. New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019 9781501338274 (DLC) 2018059731 (OCoLC)1031339275
ISBN 9781501338281 (electronic book)
1501338285 (electronic book)
9781501338298 (PDF)
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