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The Paris Review No. 123, Summer 1992

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“Rushdie insults even the women of the prophet! Now, I can argue with ideas, but what should I do with insults?” Naguib Mahfouz on the Art of Fiction

The Selected Letters of Delmore Schwartz and James Laughlin.

Stories by Henry Green, Naguib Mahfouz, Joanna Scott, and Daniel Stern. Poems by Donald Hall, Linda Pastan, and Donald Revell.

Table of Contents


Henry Green, Arcady: or A Night Out

Naguib Mahfouz, The Land of Mashriq

Joanna Scott, A Borderline Case

Daniel Stern, A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka: A Story


Naguib Mahfouz, The Art of Fiction No. 129  Full Text


, Three Poems

Dante Alighieri, Inferno: Canto XXVIII

John Ashbery, Two Poems  Full Text

Uli Becker, The God-like Flash

Joy Dworkin, Gannet

Michael Fried, The Wild Irises

Ian Ganassi, Civilization and its Discontents

Donald Hall, The Museum of Clear Ideas or Say: Horsecollar's Odes

Mark Halliday, Years Ago

Brooks Haxton, Horologe

Maja Herman, Under the Glass Bell

James Laughlin, The Moths

Greg Miller, From the Museum

Ottó Orbán, The Journey of Barbarus

Linda Pastan, Ideal City

Oskar Pastior, Sestina with Interview

Donald Revell, In Company

Nicholas Samaras, Two Poems

Tom Sexton, Homecoming

Enid Shomer, Wanting His Child

Charlie Smith, The Plum-Shaped Heart

Arthur Sze, Archipelago

John Tranter, Dark Harvest


James Laughlin, Selected Letters

Delmore Schwartz, Selected Letters


Jack Pierson, You Went to Hollywood

David Wojnarowicz, House