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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.

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Publisher Comments:

From “the biggest little magazine in the world” comes an addictively clever anthology prescribed to fill all the blank moments of your life.

The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms is the ultimate, and perfect, theme-anthology. It's theme is the reader. Everyday we must live through moments of waiting--to get from one place to the next, from one appointment to another, for something to happen. This ingeniously useful compendium offers reading material to fill those gray moments with beauty, wonder, insight, and emotion. Organized by the time that the reader has available at that moment, the anthology provides a poem for that elevator ride to the lawyer's office; a short story for the thirty-minute commute; a novella for the three-hour plane ride. As ever, The Paris Review provides work from only the best writers of the last three generations.

Among those to appear:

- Mary Robison

- Denis Johnson

- Michael Chabon

- Marilyn Hacker

- Robert Pinsky

- and many more.

Synopsis:

This ingeniously useful compendium--organized to suit whatever time that the reader has available at that moment--offers reading material to fill those gray, in-between moments in life with beauty, wonder, insight, and emotion.

Synopsis:

The ultimate, and perfect, theme-anthology. Every day we must live through moments of waiting to get from one place to the next. This ingeniously useful compendium offers reading material to fill those gray moments with beauty, wonder, insight, and emotion, organized by the time that the reader has available at that moment. As ever, "The Paris Review provides work from only the best writers of the last three generations.

About the Author

The Paris Review since 1953, has published the work of Gabriel García Márquez, Alice Munro, Raymond Carver, Jonathan Lethem, Italo Calvino, and others. They celebrated their fiftieth anniversary last year with the publication of The Paris Review Book of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsy, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseball, Travels, The Art of Writing, and Everything Else in the World Since 1953.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312422400
Author:
Paris Review
Publisher:
Picador
Introduction by:
Powers, Richard
Introduction:
Powers, Richard
Author:
The Paris Review
Author:
Powers, Richard
Author:
The, Paris Review
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 161
Publication Date:
20040701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.22x5.52x.77 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This ingeniously useful compendium--organized to suit whatever time that the reader has available at that moment--offers reading material to fill those gray, in-between moments in life with beauty, wonder, insight, and emotion.
"Synopsis" by , The ultimate, and perfect, theme-anthology. Every day we must live through moments of waiting to get from one place to the next. This ingeniously useful compendium offers reading material to fill those gray moments with beauty, wonder, insight, and emotion, organized by the time that the reader has available at that moment. As ever, "The Paris Review provides work from only the best writers of the last three generations.
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