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The Paris Review No. 211, Winter 2014

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Vivian Gornick on the art of memoir: “That’s the hardest thing to do—to stay with a sentence until it has said what it should say, and then to know when that has been accomplished.” Michael Haneke on the art of screenwriting: “A strict form such as mine cannot be achieved through improvisation.” James Wood and Karl Ove Knausgaard on writing My Struggle: “The difference interests me a lot—the difference between what you should do and what you really do. ”

New fiction by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ottessa Moshfegh, Joe Dunthorne, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, and Sam Savage. An essay by Karl Ove Knausgaard and aphorisms by Sarah Manguso.

Poems by Cathy Park Hong, Phillis Levin, Frederick Seidel, Sylvie Baumgartel, Brenda Shaughnessy, Jeff Dolven, and Jana Prikryl. A portfolio of photographs by Marc Yankus.

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The Paris Review No. 210, Fall 2014

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Aharon Appelfeld on the art of fiction: “I had a feeling that my generation—and me, also—we were naked. We did not belong to anything. ” Müller on the art of fiction: “Language is so different from life. How am I supposed to fit the one into the other? How can I bring them together?” Chris Ware on the art of comics: “Cartooning gets at, and re-creates on the page, some sixth sense ... in a way no other medium can.”

The last installment of a novel by Rachel Cusk. New fiction by David Gates, Atticus Lish, and Alejandro Zambra. An essay by David Searcy.

Poems by Karen Solie, Stephen Dunn, Maureen M. McLane, Devin Johnston, Ben Lerner, Frederick Seidel, Linda Pastan, and Brenda Shaughnessy. A portfolio of letters between George Plimpton and Terry Southern.

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The Paris Review No. 209, Summer 2014

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Joy Williams on the art of fiction: “The story knows itself better than the writer does at some point, knows what’s being said before the writer figures out how to say it.” Henri Cole on the art of poetry: “In truth, I’m still slightly embarrassed to say, I am a poet. I’d rather say, I make poems.”

The third installment of a novel by Rachel Cusk. New fiction from Zadie Smith, J. D. Daniels, Ottessa Moshfegh, Garth Greenwell, and Shelly Oria. An essay by Andrea Barrett.

Poems by Jane Hirshfield, Les Murray, Ange Mlinko, Charles Simic, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Adam Kirsch, Nick Laird, and Henri Cole. A portfolio of dog drawings by Raymond Pettibon.

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The Paris Review No. 208, Spring 2014

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Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner on the art of television: “TV writing is for people who hate being alone more than they hate writing.” Adam Phillips on the art of nonfiction: “I had never had any desire to be a writer. I wanted to be a reader.” And a visit with Evan S. Connell. “I just do it the way I think it should be done. Sometimes I have no idea what critics are talking about.” 

The second installment of a novel by Rachel Cusk. New fiction from Zadie Smith, Ben Lerner, Luke Mogelson, and Bill Cotter.

Poems by John Ashbery, Dorothea Lasky, Frederick Seidel, Carol Muske-Dukes, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, and Nick Laird. A portfolio of previously unpublished photographs by Francesca Woodman.

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