January 31st, 2011 / 2:12 pm
Behind the Scenes

Gordon Lish on Eugene Marten’s Firework

Tyrant Books

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  1. Sean

      Anything to push Firework is perfect. Seriously one of my favorite books, a total mind-fuck, really. A great book. If you haven’t read it, do so now.

  2. darby

      explosive respect for lish. these videos are awesome.

      i’ve tried on three occasions to read firework and it never sticks. maybe i will give it another chance.

  3. R. Ridge

      Lish is proof there’s still giants amongst us.

  4. lauren

      what i learned from this is that lish tans

  5. jesusangelgarcia

      I like what Lish is saying and how he says it, but I read Firework, and I’m not buying it.

  6. miette

      What a thing what a thing: I’m sitting here gushing at this, in repetitively, oh-my-goddedly, embarrassingly Lishian ways.

  7. John Herrmann

      If Lish is pushing it (as agent, I surmise), it is without question first rate. But first rate of an extremely narrow kind. Lish’s taste run so writing that will be exciting in the next century.

      I worry we will never see another Lish story or book. My old fridnd and I, we are dying, almost.

      John Herrmann

  8. Herrmann

      Add an S to “taste” in my post. Also, “run so writing” should be “run TO writing”. Sorry.