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The Paris Review No. 137, Winter 1995

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Susan Sontag on war, the volcano lover, and “hearing voices.”

Portraits of Russian writers by E. L. Doctorow, Francine du Plessix Gray, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ian Frazier, Thom Jones, Norman Mailer, Patrick McGrath, Joanna Scott, and Oliver Stone.

Stories by Judy Budnitz and David Means. Poems by Lucille Clifton and Vijay Seshadri.

Table of Contents


Rick Bass, Two Deer

Judy Budnitz, Dog Days

David Means, Stories I Used to Write


Susan Sontag, The Art of Fiction No. 143  Full Text

George Steiner, The Art of Criticism No. 2  Full Text


Philip Appleman, A Priest Forever

Lucille Clifton, shadows

Martha Collins, Pinks

Patricia Corbus, Two Poems

Annie Finch, In the Great Reading Room

Debora Greger, The Trompe L'Oeil of History

Jeffrey Harrison, Two Poems

James Laughlin, Two Poems

Patrick Martin, Eight Poems

Andrew McCord, At an Exhibit of Mughal Painting

Carol Muske, Having Fled the Cite Universitaire

Karen L. Newcombe, A New Eve

William Olsen, Kresges, 1963

John Reibetanz, A Chest of Angels

Jay Rogoff, Three Poems

Vijay Seshadri, Lifeline

Charles Simic, Three Poems

Richard Tayson, Three Poems

Nance Van Winckel, Two Poems


Olga Carlisle, Russian Portraits

Gregor von Rezzori, Anecdotage

Barney Rosset, An Encounter


Brian D. Cohen, Locomotives

Malcolm Morley, Freighter in the Canaries