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The Paris Review No. 12, Spring 1956

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William Faulkner on ruthlessness (“If a writer has to rob his mother he will not hesitate”), his ideal job (“landlord in a brothel”), and the Art of Fiction.

A story by Gina Berriault. Poems by Thom Gunn, John Hollander, and Eugenio Montale.

Table of Contents

Fiction

Gina Berriault, Around the Dear Ruin

Owen Dodson, The Summer Fire

John Langdon, The Blue Serge Suit

Interview

William Faulkner, The Art of Fiction No. 12  Full Text

Poetry

Stephen Berg, A Natural Death

Philip Booth, Seadog and Seal

Barbara Deming, Song

Rolf Fjelde, Expedition of a Child

Andrea Glaze, St. Jerome

Thom Gunn, Two Poems

John Hollander, Enter Machiavel Waving His Tail

Jenny Joseph, Out of Sight of Land

George Kelly, The Deserted Chapel of the Holy Ghost

Robert Layzer, Cupid Aloft

David Lougee, Her Country Place

W. S. Merwin, The Station

Eugenio Montale, Nuova Stanza

Helen Neville, Sonnet

Stephen Orgel, Fiesole: 1560

James Schevill, The Toad and the Poet

Frederick Will, Three Snow Moods

Harold Witt, Arachne

Feature

Blair Fuller, Text, Jean Jones Portfolio

Pierre Schneider, Text, Octaviano Portfolio

Christopher Wanklyn, Notes from Morocco

Art

Stig Claesson, Illustrations

Oliver Harrington, Illustrations

Robert Jefferson, Illustrations

Jean Jones, Portfolio

William Marshall, Illustrations

Octaviano, Portfolio

Shirley Morgan Taylor, Contents Illustration