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Marilynne Robinson on the art of fiction: “I write novels quickly, which is not my reputation.”
Colum McCann describes a high-wire act at the World Trade Center: “they wanted the man to save himself, step backwards into the arms of the cops instead of the sky.”
Jean Hatzfeld interviews the killers and survivors of the genocide in Rwanda after a presidential amnesty brings them back together.
New fiction from Jesse Ball and Benjamin Markovits.
Fall poetry by Mary Jo Bang, Robert Bly, and more; photographs from Iran by Mohsen Rastani and Abbas Kowsari.
Plus, in honor of our fifty-fifth anniversary, an oral history of the earliest days of The Paris Review by George Plimpton, William Styron, and more.
Jesse Ball, Archon LLC
Hans Arp, The Swallow's Testicle
Beau Friedlander, Old Apples
Kimiko Hahn, On Being Coy
Ben Lerner, from Mean Free Path Full Text
Eugenio Montejo, Winter Trees Cough Like Old Men
Ed Skoog, October
Bruce Smith, Two Poems
David St. John, Three Jade Dice
Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr., Paris Days