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The Paris Review No. 177, Summer 2006

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Peter Carey on the “dangers and pleasures” of writing novels.

James Tate on the art of poetry: “The thing that was magic about it was that once you put down one word, you could cross it out. . . . I put down mountain, then I'd go, no—valley. That's better.”

An encounter with a Serbian terrorist.

Sketches and watercolors by Woody Guthrie.

Table of Contents

Fiction

Daniel Kehlmann, The Mathematician

Rose Tremain, A Game of Cards

Interview

Peter Carey, The Art of Fiction No. 188  Full Text

James Tate, The Art of Poetry No. 92  Full Text

Poetry

Chris Forhan, Five Poems

Debora Greger, Six Poems

James Tate, Four Poems

Photographs

Will Steacy, Awash

Dispatch

Andrew Rice, The Book of Wilson

Document

Woody Guthrie, Rattle My Rattle

Encounter

Christopher S. Stewart, Assassin  Full Text