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The Paris Review No. 197, Summer 2011

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The second installment from Roberto Bolaño's The Third Reich, with new illustrations by Leanne Shapton. 

William Gibson on the art of fiction: “I think I got cyberspace on the third try, and I thought, Oh, that’s a really weird word.” And Samuel R. Delany: “Finding time to work is the main problem.”

New fiction from Jonathan Lethem, David Gates, and Amie Barrodale. A collage portfolio curated by Marilyn Minter. 

Poems by Frederick Seidel, Cathy Park Hong, Kevin Prufer, Lia Purpura, D. Nurkse, and Iman Mersal.

Table of Contents


Amie Barrodale, William Wei  Full Text

Roberto Bolaño, The Third Reich: Part II

David Gates, Alcorian A-1949

Jonathan Lethem, The Empty Room  Full Text


Samuel R. Delany, The Art of Fiction No. 210  Full Text

William Gibson, The Art of Fiction No. 211  Full Text


Cathy Park Hong, From 'Fort Ballads'

Iman Mersal, A Celebration

D. Nurkse, Empire of Days

Kevin Prufer, Baby

Kevin Prufer, Churches  Full Text

Lia Purpura, On Form

Lia Purpura, Noosphere   Full Text

Frederick Seidel, Arabia  Full Text


Marilyn Minter, Laurel Nakadate and Mika Rottenberg  Full Text