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The Paris Review No. 110, Spring 1989

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“I don’t know a very great deal about anything. Indeed, the areas of my ignorance are fantastic in their scope”: An interview with Robertson Davies.

Irish provincialism, God-bothering, and false glamour: William Trevor on the Art of Fiction.

Stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle, Denis Johnson, Joyce Carol Oates, and Edna O’Brien. Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca and Alan Williamson.

Table of Contents


T. Coraghessan Boyle, The Ape Lady in Retirement

Denis Johnson, Car-Crash While Hitchhiking

Joyce Carol Oates, Heat

Edna O’Brien, Dramas

Daniel Stern, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud


Robertson Davies, The Art of Fiction No. 107  Full Text

William Trevor, The Art of Fiction No. 108  Full Text


James Cummins, Three Poems

Jorie Graham, Spring

Marilyn Hacker, Two Cities

Pamela White Hadas, Rara Avis

Carl Little, Running Out of Ideas One Day

Federico GarcÌa Lorca, Night

James Poolos, For the Bloodline of a Shadow

Lawrence Raab, Two Poems

Bin Ramke, Two Poems

Aleksandar Ristovic, Five Poems

Brian Swann, Exist

Charles Tomlinson, Two Poems

Alan Williamson, Love and the Soul

John Witte, Two Poems


Judy Fiskin, Portraits of Furniture

Stephen Frailey, Untitled

Michele Zalopany, Untitled (Hotel)