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The Paris Review has introduced the important writers of the day. Adrienne Rich was first published in its pages, as were Philip Roth, V. S. Naipaul, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Mona Simpson, Edward P. Jones, and Rick Moody. In addition to the focus on original creative work, The Paris Review's Writers at Work interview series offers authors a rare opportunity to discuss their life and art at length.

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

For fifty years, The Paris Review has published writing and interviews from the world's most brilliant authors. Here to commemorate its golden anniversary is a breathtakingly diverse and illuminating anthology, with the greatest writers of the last half-century writing on the greatest subjects. It is a unique collection of stories, poetry, thoughts, and observations on the themes of modern life both great and trivial, as well as a compendium of timeless insights into how and why we embark on the processes of creativity and critical thinking. Like the masterful work of the writers included, the book inspires a dizzying range of thought and emotion, holding a mirror to the world we live in and to the reader's own hopes, dreams, fears, and joy.

Review:

"This is a truly unique collection from an inspiring 'small' review that has greatly influenced the community of writers that it serves; recommended for all literature collections." Rachel Collins, Library Journal

Review:

"This astoundingly diverse anthology, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Paris Review, is jam-packed with resonant and provocative work from some of our greatest writers, past and present." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Invigorating anthology of work from the noted literary journal... Like the Paris Review itself: a high-toned, occasionally old-fashioned, indisputable repository of accomplished writing." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

For a half-century, The Paris Review has published writing and interviews from the world's most brilliant authors. To commemorate the anniversary, a breathtakingly diverse and illuminating anthology has been assembled. The greatest writers here write and speak upon the greatest subjects of our time:

*Lorrie Moore and Raymond Carver on "Heartbreak"

*Vladimir Nabokov on SEX

*Kurt Vonnegut and Susan Sontag on "War"

*Jonathan Franzen on "Betrayal"

*Jeffrey Eugenides and Norman Mailer on "Death"

*Philip Roth on "God"

Inspiring a dizzying range of thought and emotion, the collection holds a mirror to the world we live in and to the reader's own hopes, dreams, fears, and joy.

Synopsis:

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of "The Paris Review," this breathtakingly diverse and illuminating anthology has been assembled, where the greatest writers write and speak upon the greatest subjects of our time.

About the Author

The Paris Review has published fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, and art since 1953. They have published the work of Philip Roth and Seamus Heaney, William Styron and Truman Capote, Toni Morrison and Alice Munro, among others, and have interviewed everyone from Vladimir Nabokov to Ralph Ellison to Richard Ford.

Table of Contents

George Plimpton, Introduction

William Styron, Letter to an Editor

Heartbreak

Lorrie Moore, Terrific Mother

Jonathan Galassi, Elms

Bernard Cooper, The Fine Art of Sighing

Heather McHugh, Intensive Care

Raymond Carver, Careful

Joseph Brodsky, To Urania

Madness

Zelda Fitzgerald, Zelda: A Worksheet

Malcolm Lowry, Lunar Caustic

Barbara Hamby, Delirium

Susan Mitchell, Autobiography

Bobbie Ann Mason, Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?

Robert Stone, The Ascent of Mount Carmel

Sex

Donald Barthelme, Alice

S.X. Rosenstock, Rimininny!

John Updike, Two Cunts in Paris

William T. Vollmann, The Art of Fiction CLXIII

Louis Begley, The Art of Fiction CLXXII

Vladimir Nabokov, The Art of Fiction XL

Richard Howard, With a Potpourri Down Under

Anthony Hecht, Le Jet d'Eau

Rick Moody, The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven

Toni Morrison, The Art of Fiction CXXXIV

Margaret Atwood, The Art of Fiction CXXI

Mordecai Richler, A Liberal Education

Love

David Foster Wallace, Little Expressionless Animals

Rosanna Warren, Cyprian

Ted Hughes, The Art of Poetry LXXI

Jeanette Winterson, The Art of Fiction CL

s20Edmund White, The Art of Fiction CV

Kenneth Koch, To the French Language

Charlie Smith, Los Dos Rancheros

Michael Cunningham, Pearls

A.R. Ammons, Everything

Betrayal

Lucille Clifton, Lorena

Marilyn Hacker, Migraine Sonnets

Jonathan Franzen, Chez Lambert

Joanna Scott, You Must Relax!

Beth Gylys, Marriage Song

Louise Erdrich, The Beet Queen

Outsiders

Jonathan Lethem, Tugboat Syndrome

Truman Capote, The Art of Fiction XVII

Charles Simic, Against Winter

Adrienne Rich, Thirty-three

Jorge Luis Borges, Funes the Memorious

Alice Munro, Spaceships Have Landed

Intoxication

Jay McInerney, It's Six a.m., Do You Know and Where You Are?

Mary McCarthy, Edmund Wilson

Stanley Elkin, The Guest

William Faulkner, The Art of Fiction XII

John Irving, The Art of Fiction XCIII

Hunter S. Thompson, The Art of Journalism I

William Burroughs, The Art of Fiction XXXVI

Jim Carroll, The Basketball Diaries

Denis Johnson, Car-Crash While Hitchhiking

War

Italo Calvino, Last Comes the Raven

Paul West, Blind White Fish in Belgium

Primo Levi, The Art of Fiction CXL

Ezra Pound, The Art of Poetry V

Kurt Vonnegut, The Art of Fiction LXIV

Peter Ho Davies, The Ends

Frank O'Hara, Pearl Harbor

W.S. Merwin, Conquerer

Harold Pinter, The Art of Theater III

Ha Jin, The Dead Soldier's Talk

John Le Carr

hiché, The Art of Fiction CXLIX

Susan Sontag, The Art of Fiction CXLIII

Nicholas Christopher, Terminus

Geoffrey Hill, A Prayer to the Sun

Whimsy

Umberto Eco, How to Travel with a Salmon

Edward Gorey, The Admonitory Hippopotamus: or, Angelica and Sneezby

Eugene Walter Milking the Moon

Various, Pomework: An Exercise in Occasional Poetry

James Merrill and David Jackson, The Plato Club

Horrors

Grace Paley, The Little Girl

Galway Kinnell, Lackawanna

Ian McEwan, The Art of Fiction CLXXIII

Joyce Carol Oates, Heat

Rachel Wetzsteon, Home and Away

Charles Tomlinson, The Broom: The New Wife's Tale

Vijay Seshadri, Ailanthus

Paul Auster, In the Country of Last Things

God

Philip Roth, The Conversion of the Jews

Pattiann Rogers, The Fallacy of Thinking Flesh Is Flesh

Larry Brown, A Roadside Resurrection

Robert Bly, The Breath

Gabriel García Márquez, The Saint

Yusef Komunyakaa, Memory Cave

Susan Power, Snakes

Death

Allen Ginsberg, City Midnight Junk Strains

Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

Billy Collins, Picnic, Lightning

Seamus Heaney, The Art of Poetry LXXV

A.S. Byatt, The Art of Fiction CLXVII

Priscilla Becker, Letter After an Estrangement

Maile Meloy, Aqua Boulevard

Robert Pinsky, The Saving

Thom Gunn, Sacred Heart

John Montague, Return

Norman Mailer, A Work in Progress

i0Dinner

Daniel S. Libman, In the Belly of the Cat

Gary Snyder, Oysters

Anthony Burgess, The Art of Fiction XLVIII

Marie Ponsot, Non-Vegetarian

Jim Crace, The Devil's Larder

Baseball

Jim Shepard, Batting Against Castro

Anne Waldman, Curt Flood

Donald Hall, The Third Inning

T. Coraghessan Boyle, The Hector Quesadilla Story

Travels

Jack Kerouac, The Mexican Girl

Robyn Selman, Exodus

Joel Brouwer, Rostropovich at Checkpoint Charlie, November 11, 1989

Anne Carson, TV Men: Antigone (Scripts 1 and 2)

Agha Shahid Ali, A History of Paisley

Barry Lopez, The Interior of North Dakota

James Baldwin, The Art of Fiction LXXVIII

Philip Larkin, The Art of Poetry XXX

V.S. Naipaul, The Art of Fiction CLIV

Charles D'Ambrosio, Her Real Name

The Art of Writing

John Ashbery, Musica Reservata

J.D. McClatchy, At a Reading

John Hollander, Making It

Elizabeth Bishop and May Swenson, Correspondence

John Cheever, On the Literary Life

Ian McEwan, The Art of Fiction CLXXIII

Gabriel García Márquez, The Art of Fiction LXIX

Mario Vargas Llosa, The Art of Fiction CXX

Tennessee Williams, The Art of Theater V

Gertrude Stein, A Radio Interview

Octavio Paz, The Art of Poetry XLII

E.L. Doctorow, The Art of Fiction XCIV

Joseph Heller, The Art of Fiction LI

Italo Calvino, The Art of Fiction CXXX

Chinua Achebe, The Art of Fiction CXXXIX

Paul Bowles, The Art of Fiction LXVII

s20John Updike, The Art of Fiction XLIII

John Mortimer, The Art of Fiction CVI

Robert Creeley, The Art of Poetry X

Thornton Wilder, The Art of Fiction XVI

Wendy Wasserstein, The Art of Theater XII

Ernest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction XXI

James Salter, The Art of Fiction CXXXIII

Don Delillo, The Art of Fiction CXXXV

Henry Miller, The Art of Fiction XXVIII

William Faulkner, The Art of Fiction XII

Elizabeth Hardwick, The Art of Fiction LXXXVII

The Contributors

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312422394
Author:
Paris Review
Publisher:
Picador USA
Introduction by:
Plimpton, George
Introduction:
Plimpton, George
Author:
Plimpton, George
Author:
The Paris Review
Author:
The, Paris Review
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picador Pbk
Series:
Paris Review
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
928
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.51 x 1.67 in

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Product details 928 pages MACMILLAN PUBLISHING SERVICES - English 9780312422394 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a truly unique collection from an inspiring 'small' review that has greatly influenced the community of writers that it serves; recommended for all literature collections."
"Review" by , "This astoundingly diverse anthology, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Paris Review, is jam-packed with resonant and provocative work from some of our greatest writers, past and present."
"Review" by , "Invigorating anthology of work from the noted literary journal... Like the Paris Review itself: a high-toned, occasionally old-fashioned, indisputable repository of accomplished writing."
"Synopsis" by ,
For a half-century, The Paris Review has published writing and interviews from the world's most brilliant authors. To commemorate the anniversary, a breathtakingly diverse and illuminating anthology has been assembled. The greatest writers here write and speak upon the greatest subjects of our time:

*Lorrie Moore and Raymond Carver on "Heartbreak"

*Vladimir Nabokov on SEX

*Kurt Vonnegut and Susan Sontag on "War"

*Jonathan Franzen on "Betrayal"

*Jeffrey Eugenides and Norman Mailer on "Death"

*Philip Roth on "God"

Inspiring a dizzying range of thought and emotion, the collection holds a mirror to the world we live in and to the reader's own hopes, dreams, fears, and joy.

"Synopsis" by , To commemorate the 50th anniversary of "The Paris Review," this breathtakingly diverse and illuminating anthology has been assembled, where the greatest writers write and speak upon the greatest subjects of our time.
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