Conversations with Gordon Lish

Conversations with Gordon Lish


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Interviews published from 1965 to 2015 with one of the most influential and controversial figures in modern American letters

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496818164
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 04/25/2018
Series: Literary Conversations Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David Winters, Cambridge, United Kingdom, is a critic and historian of contemporary American fiction and the authorized biographer of Gordon Lish. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and numerous other publications. He is a research fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and coeditor-in-chief of 3:AM Magazine.

Jason Lucarelli, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a writer whose book reviews, author interviews, and fiction have appeared in Numéro Cinq, the Literarian, 3:AM Magazine, Litro, Squawk Back, and NANO Fiction.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chronology xv

Gordon Lish Interviews Gordon Lish Gordon Lish / 1965 3

Gordon Lish Amy Penn / 1988 11

Captain Fiction: Super-Teacher Gordon Lish Gail Caldwell / 1988 17

Captain Fiction Rides Again: The Further Adventures of Gordon Lish Lisa Grunwald / 1989 22

Feeling Uniformly Jewish: An Interview with Gordon Lish Mario Materassi / 1990 27

Interview with Gordon Lish Patricia Lear / 1990 35

Gordon Lish Alexander Neubauer / 1994 43

Gordon Lish Douglas Glover / 1995 60

A Conversation with Gordon Lish Rob Trucks / 1996 67

Self-Interview Gordon Lish / 1996 96

An Interview with Gordon Lish Deron Bauman / 1996 101

Molly Bloome Talks with Gordon Lish Molly Bloome / 2002 107

Interview with Gordon Lish John Lee Vernon Chatman / 2009 126

Gordon Lish, The Art of Editing No. 2 Christian Lorentzen / 2015 137

An Interview with Gordon Lish David Winters / 2015 153

Index 167

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