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The Paris Review Interviews, Volume IIby The Paris Review and Philip Gourevitch
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The art of the interview has never been more lively or engaging than in the pages of The Paris Review. Since this seminal literary magazine was founded in 1953, it has given us invaluable conversations with the greatest writers of the past half century, vivid self-portraits that are themselves works of finely-crafted literature. In this second volume, editor Philip Gourevitch selects a rich, varied crop of literary voices, including William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Graham Greene, James Baldwin, Stephen King, Philip Larkin, Eudora Welty, Peter Carey, Gabriel García Márquez, and more. "A colossal literary event" as Gary Shteyngart put it, The Paris Review Book of Interviews, Volume II offers an indispensable treasury of wisdom and insight from the literary masters of our age.
"The most remarkable and extensive interviewing project we possess." Richard Eder, The New York Times
"A small treasure. The interviews are literary landmarks, and the gossip, humor, ideas, and practical advice dispensed are bracing." San Francisco Chronicle
"Utterly absorbing....The interviews are all fascinating and often quite funny." The Boston Globe
The art of the interview has never been more lively or engaging than in the pages of The Paris Review. This collection offers an indispensable treasury of wisdom and insight from the literary masters of our age.
Since The Paris Review was founded in 1953, it has given us invaluable conversations with the greatest writers of our age, vivid self-portraits that are themselves works of finely crafted literature. From William Faulkner's determination that a great novel takes "ninety-nine percent talent . . . ninety-nine percent discipline . . . ninety-nine percent work," to Gabriel García Márquez's observation that "in the first paragraph, you solve most of the problems with your book," The Paris Review has elicited revelatory and revealing thoughts from our most accomplished novelists, poets, and playwrights. With an introduction by Orhan Pamuk, this volume brings together another rich, varied crop of literary voices, including Toni Morrison, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Graham Greene, James Baldwin, Stephen King, Philip Larkin, Eudora Welty, and more. "A colossal literary event," as Gary Shteyngart put it, The Paris Review Interviews, II, is an indispensable treasury of wisdom from the world's literary masters.
About the Author
The Paris Review is America's preeminent literary magazine.
Philip Gourevitch is the award-winning author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda and A Cold Case. He is the former editor of The Paris Review and a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker.
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