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The Paris Review No. 124, Fall 1992

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The Art of Fiction: Interviews with Italo Calvino and Grace Paley.

Stories by William S. Burroughs, Denis Johnson, Lorrie Moore, and William T. Vollmann. Poems by Zbigniew Herbert, James Lasdun, and Chase Twichell.

Table of Contents


William S. Burroughs, The Cat Inside

Günter Grass, The String Bag

Denis Johnson, Beverly Home

Lorrie Moore, Terrific Mother

William T. Vollmann, The Ghost of Magnetism


Italo Calvino, The Art of Fiction No. 130  Full Text

Grace Paley, The Art of Fiction No. 131  Full Text


Nin Andrews, Red Blossoms

Bruce Beasley, Eve, Learning to Speak

David Bottoms, Hard Easter, Northwest Montana

Amy Clampitt, Two Poems

Toi Derricotte, Two Poems

Stephen Dobyns, Two Poems

Stephen Dunn, Two Poems

Laura Fargas, Two Poems

Marilyn Hacker, Two Poems

Rachel Hadas, Two Poems

Zbigniew Herbert, Ten Poems

Jane Hirshfield, Two Poems

Jovan Hristic, Two Poems

James Lasdun, The Calling of the Apostle Matthew

J. D. McClatchy, Two Poems

Sandra McPherson, Two Men Trading Dance Movements

Lisel Mueller, Two Poems

Mary Oliver, Two Poems

Agnieszka Osiecka, Two Poems

Jeremy Reed, Two Poems

Patricia Smith, Always in the Head

Richard Tillinghast, Aubade

Chase Twichell, Two Poems

Susan Wheeler, Debates


Pietro Citati, Italo Calvino: A Memoir


Craig Roper, The Dust Blows Forward and the Dust Blows Back

Kiki Smith, Untitled