Gordon Lish - Roger Angell

Roger Angel anoints Donald Barthelme as the reigning  fiction- meister of The new Yorker in the late sixties and American literature swerves toward a surreal, soulful preciousness.  Risk-taking abounds.  In 1980 The New Yorker swerves again, more like a stylistic spin-out when Gordon Lish edits Raymond Carver setting off a stampede of literary  After forty five years with the New Yorker beginning with Updike's Pigeon Feather's pieces in the early sixties,  I'm leaning toward the Texas Monthly.