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The Paris Review No. 184, Spring 2008

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Kazuo Ishiguro on the art of fiction: “I write quite mundane prose. I think where I'm good is between drafts.”

In a recently discovered interview, Leonard Michaels talks about his typewriter: “It was given to me by my first wife. She also once threw it at my head. To help you write, she cried.”

New fiction from J. David Stevens and Tim Winton, and a debut story from Ryan McIlvain.

Spring poetry featuring Dan Chiasson, Katie Ford, and Tomaž Šalamun.

Collages by Louis Armstrong and photographs by Lena Herzog, plus a memoir from Mark Dow.

Table of Contents

Fiction

Ryan McIlvain, Keep It Bible

J. David Stevens, Box  Full Text

Tim Winton, Loonie and Me

Interview

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Art of Fiction No. 196  Full Text

Leonard Michaels, The Lost Interview

Poetry

Dan Chiasson, Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon (A Story for Children)  Full Text

Peter Cooley, A Café on Magazine Street, New Orleans, September

Stephen Dunn, At the Nihilist's Funeral

Katie Ford, Earth  Full Text

Dave Lucas, Two Poems

Gerard Malanga, Mercedes de Acosta

Glyn Maxwell, Two Poems

Idra Novey, The Experiment

Jessica Reed, Ophidiophobia

Tomaz Salamun, We Lived in a Hug, Shivering with Cold  Full Text

Elizabeth Spires, Badger Disguised as a Monk

Martha Zweig, Shingle

Memoir

Mark Dow, Dome Light  Full Text

Photographs

Lena Herzog & Graham Dorrington, Airship

Document

Louis Armstrong, Reel to Reel