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The Paris Review No. 122, Spring 1992

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“There were two thousand of us . . . against some twenty thousand Egyptians on the other side”: Yehuda Amichai on poetry, comparative time, and the founding of the Jewish state.

James Merrill and David Jackson pierce the veil and speak with the dead.

Stories by Edward Jones and Norman Manea. Poems by Yehuda Amichai and Eugenio Montale.

Table of Contents

Fiction

Edward P. Jones, Marie

George Konrad, On the Adolescence of Middle-aged Boys

Nancy Lemann, Sportsman's Paradise

Norman Manea, Portrait of the Yellow Apricot Tree

Jean Rouaud, All Saints' Day

Interview

Yehuda Amichai, The Art of Poetry No. 44  Full Text

Claude Simon, The Art of Fiction No. 128  Full Text

Poetry

Yehuda Amichai, Four Poems

Robert Bensen, The Truth about Everything

Henri Cole, Two Poems

Alfred Corn, from 1992

Gerrit Henry, Alone at Last

Rodney Jones, The Privacy of Women

Paol Keineg, Eight Poems

Karl Kirchwey, Liberators

August Kleinzahler, Three Poems

Robert Levy, New Age

Thomas Lynch, Grimalkin

Eugenio Montale, Five Poems

Jacqueline Osherow, Fornacette, 1990, Spring

Alan Michael Parker, The Menisus

Carl Phillips, Fra Lippo Lippi and the Vision of Henley

Peter Redgrove, Two Poems

Tomaz Salamun, The Hunter

Laurie Sheck, Filming Jocasta

Daniel Wolff, Lines From Inside an Empire

Baron Wormser, Two Poems

Cynthia Zarin, Two Poems

Feature

James Merrill and David Jackson, The Plato Club

Art

Ford Beckman, Pop Painting

Jan Groover, Landscapes