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The Paris Review No. 18, Spring 1958

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“The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof shit-detector”: Ernest Hemingway on the myth of his style and pumping the well.

A portfolio of Giacometti sketches. A story by Philip Roth. Poems by Robert Bly, Louis Simpson, and W. D. Snodgrass.

Table of Contents


Jack Cope, Kalahari Rose

Philip Roth, The Conversion of the Jews  Full Text

Gordon Woodward, The Night Drivers


Ernest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No. 21  Full Text


Robert Bly, The Fire of Despair Has Been Our Saviour

George P. Elliott, Chinese Boxes

Robert Huff, The Lay Brother

D.J. Hughes, Lord Chandos to His Wife

Joseph Langland, Hounds

W. S. Merwin, Nothing New

W. S. Merwin, Aunt Alma  Full Text

Louis Simpson, Illusions of the Moonlight

Louis Simpson, Old Soldier

W. D. Snodgrass, The Campus on the Hill

William Stafford, Requiem

George Starbuck, And Then, It May Be Saturday

Frederick Tibbetts, Distinctions

Frederick Tibbetts, Gli Scafari

Frederick Tibbetts, Fire in a Dark Landscape

James Wright, To L., Asleep


Alberto Giacometti, At the Salon d' Auto


Alberto Giacometti, Eight Drawings

Vali, Seven Drawings