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The Paris Review No. 17, Autumn-Winter 1957

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“The moment you grab somebody by the lapels and you’ve got something to tell, that’s a real story”: Frank O’Connor on the Art of Fiction.

A pleasure principle and a Calvinist conscience: Angus Wilson defends his characters.

A story by James Blake. Poems by John Hollander and W.S. Merwin.

Table of Contents

Fiction

James Blake, Day of the Alligator

Hughes Rudd, A Bankrupt

John Shepley, Laughing With Grandmother

Interview

Frank O’Connor, The Art of Fiction No. 19  Full Text

Angus Wilson, The Art of Fiction No. 20  Full Text

Poetry

Arthur Boyars, Initial

John Haislip, First Frost

Roger Hecht, The Burden

John Hollander, By the Sea

Jascha Kessler, On Forgetting To Set My Alarm Clock

Laurence D. Lerner, Mimesis

W. S. Merwin, The Frozen Sea

Paul Petrie, After the Funeral

Dachine Rainer, Goodbye Man

John Wain, The New Sun

Feature

Elizabeth Faure, Text, Mario Avati Portfolio

Blair Fuller, Text, Robert Winthrop White Portfolio

W. S. Merwin, Flight Home

Art

Mario Avati, Cover, Contents Page, Ten Engravings

Robert Winthrop White, Four Drawings for Sculpture