The Paris Review No. 1, Spring 1953

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E. M. Forster on the Art of Fiction. William Styron’s Letter to an Editor. Stories by Peter Matthiessen, Terry Southern, and Eugene Walter. Poems by Robert Bly, Donald Hall, George Steiner.

Table of Contents

Fiction

Antoine Blondin, Death on the Avenue de Segur

Peter Matthiessen, A Replacement  Full Text

Terry Southern, The Accident  Full Text

Eugene Walter, Troubadour

Interview

E. M. Forster, The Art of Fiction No. 1  Full Text

Poetry

Robert Bly, Two Choral Stanzas

Donald Hall, Exile

George Steiner, Two Poems

Feature

Giacomo Antonini, A Review of Italian Writing

C. Chesnaie, The Year in French Literature

Henry De Montherlant, The Pantin Cemetery

William Styron, Letter to an Editor  Full Text

John P.C. Train, Paris Commentary

Art

Tom Keogh, Portfolio