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The Paris Review No. 103, Summer 1987

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The South, Catholicism, semiotics, and linguistics: Walker Percy on the Art of Fiction.

An interview with Francine du Plessix Gray.

Stories by Janet Kauffman, Lawrence Shainberg, and William Styron. Poems by Joseph Brodsky, Rita Dove, and Pablo Neruda.

Table of Contents


Janet Kauffman, Marguerite Landmine

Lawrence Shainberg, Self-Examination

William Styron, Saipan: July 1945


Francine du Plessix Gray, The Art of Fiction No. 96  Full Text

Walker Percy, The Art of Fiction No. 97  Full Text


Judith Baumel, Two Poems

Joseph Brodsky, To Urania

Joseph Brodsky, The Hawk's Cry in Autumn

Tory Dent, Two Poems

Rita Dove, Stargazing

Tess Gallagher, All Day the Light is Clear

Donald Hall, Prophecy

James Lasdun, Five Poems

Joan Murray, The Unmolested Child

Pablo Neruda, Ode to the Lizard

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Two Poems

Linda Pastan, The Sirens

Adélia Prado, Two Poems

Kay Ryan, Yellow

Harte Weiner, The Vodka and the Gin

Alan Williamson, The Muse of Distance

Franz Wright, Three Poems


Thorton Bline, Glimpses: James Jones


George Plimpton, Notice


Edward Ruscha, Drawings