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The Paris Review No. 218, Fall 2016

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Ishmael Reed on the Art of Poetry: “I read Dante and realized how much power a writer could have. A writer could put people in hell who weren’t even dead yet.” J. H. Prynne on the Art of Poetry: “Writers had better not be too cocksure that they’ve got inspiration on their side.”

New fiction by Amie Barrodale, Ann Beattie, Andrew Martin, and Akhil Sharma.

Poems by Major Jackson, Lawrence Joseph, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Michael Robbins, Erika L. Sánchez, Charles Simic, Karen Solie, and Susan Stewart.

Nonfiction by Nathalie Léger; and a portfolios of work by Lincoln Perry and Adam Bartos.

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The Paris Review No. 217, Summer 2016

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Jay McInerney on the Art of Fiction: “You can’t always write well, and sometimes you can’t write at all, but if you’re not there at your desk trying, then you won’t succeed.” Dag Solstad on the Art of Fiction: “If I didn’t nail the first sentence, I don’t think I could have written the book.”

New fiction by Alexia Arthurs, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Rachel Cusk, Benjamin Nugent, Gerald Murnane, and Rafil Kroll-Zaidi.

Poems by Adonis, Danielle Blau, Eliza Griswold, Golan Haji, Devin Johnston, Jana Prikryl, Frederick Seidel, and Monica Youn.

Essays by Renee Gladman; and a portfolio curated by Charlotte Strick and Leanne Shapton

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The Paris Review No. 216, Spring 2016

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Luc Sante on the art of nonfiction: “I think of much of what I do, most of my books, as some kind of poetry.” Robert Caro on the art of biography: “The more facts you get, the more facts you collect, the closer you come to whatever truth there is. The base of biography has to be facts.”

New fiction by Jensen Beach, Chris Bachelder, Witold Gombrowicz, Benjamin Hale, Dana Johnson, Craig Morgan Teicher, and Anne-Laure Zevi.

Poems by John Ashbery, Mary Jo Bang, Erica Ehrenberg, Amit Majmudar, J. D. McClatchy, Morgan Parker, Mary Ruefle, Frederick Seidel, James Tate, and Cynthia Zarin.

Portfolio curated by Luc Sante.

 

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