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Wit v. wisecrack: Dorothy Parker on the Art of Fiction.
Jean Genet’s “A Thief’s Journal”: “My face is an oval, very pure; my nose is smashed, flattened by a punch in some forgotten fight. The look on my face is blasé, sad and warm, very serious.”
James Blake’s letters from prison.
Stories by Nadine Gordimer and Richard Yates. Poems by Richard Howard and James Wright.
Anthony Whittier, Gull Pond is a Half-Mile Wide
Barbara Deming, Oedipus Recalls Cythaera
David Ferry, The Good Man
David Ferry, Elegiac
David Ferry, On the Way to the Island
Robert Greenwood, Explication
Daniel Hoffman, In a Cold Climate
Richard Howard, L'invitation au Voyage Full Text
Herbert Morris, A Discipline of Zenith Deep as Life
Richard O’Connell, Annunciation
Robert Pack, An Idyll in Idleness
Marvin Solomon, Belle Grove
James Wright, The Assignation
James Blake, Letters from an American Prisoner
Jean Genet, from A Thief's Journal