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The Paris Review No. 120, Fall 1991

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“Everything important always begins with something trivial”: Donald Hall on the Art of Poetry.

Czeslaw Milosz describes his favorite streets.

An essay by Geoffrey Wolff. Stories by Harold Brodkey, Larry Brown, Kim Edwards, and Norman Mailer. Poems by Mary Oliver and Charles Simic.

Table of Contents


Harold Brodkey, from The Runaway Soul

Larry Brown, A Roadside Resurrection

Kim Edwards, The Great Chain of Being

Norman Mailer, from Harlot's Ghost


Donald Hall, The Art of Poetry No. 43  Full Text

Wright Morris, The Art of Fiction No. 125  Full Text


Agha Shahid Ali, A Nostalgist's Map of America

Nin Andrews, The Artichoke

John Ash, Two Poems

Alfred Corn, La Madeline

Gabrielle Glancy, Two Poems

Debora Greger, Two Poems

Donald Hall, The Third Inning  Full Text

Mary Stewart Hammond, My Mother-in-law Sailing

Jane Hirshfield, The Wedding

Kenneth Koch, On Aesthetics

James Lasdun, Two Poems

John Lindgren, Three Views of an Iris

Sandra McPherson, Precipice, Rush, Sheath

Cynthia Nadelman, Naming the Birds

Mary Oliver, Two Poems

Charles Simic, Two Poems

John Updike, Two Poems


Czeslaw Milosz, Beginning with My Streets

Geoffrey Wolff, The Sick Man of Europe


Jack Balas, Today I Drove along the Rio Grande

Donald Moffett, Glory