“Please do the necessary things to stop production of the book.”
October 17, 2007 8:51 AM Subscribe
"“If the book were to be published as it is in its present edited form, I may never write another story, that’s how closely, God Forbid, some of those stories are to my sense of regaining my health and mental well-being.”
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The New York Times reported today
that Raymond Carver's widow, Tess Gallagher, is pushing to republish the stories in Carver's acclaimed 1981 breakout collection, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love," in their original, unedited form.
Carver's editor at the time, Gordon Lish, is acknowledged
to have aggressively edited many stories this collection almost to the point of "a wholesale rewrite." The two examples provided
of endings before and after the Lish edits [pdf; see pgs 5-7] raise unsettling questions.