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The Paris Review No. 182, Fall 2007

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David Grossman on the art of fiction: “I take literature seriously. You're dealing with explosives.”

August Kleinzahler on Robert Frost: “his voice is attractively American: just your average metaphysical New Hampshire dirt farmer, nothin' fancy.”

New stories from Stephen King, J. Robert Lennon, and Richard Price.

Fall poetry featuring August Kleinzahler, David Lehman, Marilyn Chin, and Edward Nobles.

Plus Pablo Escobar's life in photographs, doodles from the notebooks of James Merrill, and debut fiction from Danielle Evans.

Table of Contents


Danielle Evans, Virgins

Stephen King, Ayana

J. Robert Lennon, Three Stories After Illustrations by Lou Beach

Richard Price, Night Fishing on the Delancey


David Grossman, The Art of Fiction No. 194  Full Text

August Kleinzahler, The Art of Poetry No. 93  Full Text


Marilyn Chin, Lantau

Rob Dennis, Unrequited II

Edward Hirsch, Two Poems

H. L. Hix, If in Silhouette against a Summer Sunset an Amish Horse and Wagon Cross a Bridge over the Interstate, Heading North at Their Own Pace, Then

MC Hyland, The Book of the Desert  Full Text

August Kleinzahler, Orientation Weekend  Full Text

David Lehman, Paris, 1971

Roger Mitchell, Giving a Box of Books Away

Edward Nobles, American Shaving

Lisa Russ Spaar, The Geese


James Merrill, The Doodler

James Mollison, Bandit