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The Paris Review No. 26, Summer-Fall 1961

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Marianne Moore on exhilarating biology, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the art of quotation, and her “so-called poems.”

Norman Mailer on “The Psychology of the Orgy”.

Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam, Boris Pasternak, and Marina Tsvetayeva: A portfolio of Russian poetry.

Table of Contents


Cecil Dawkins, The Mourner

Georgia McKinley, Across the Line

Hughes Rudd, Miss Euayla is the Sweetest Thang


Ilya Ehrenburg, The Art of Fiction No. 26  Full Text

Marianne Moore, The Art of Poetry No. 4  Full Text


Anna Akhmatova, Lot’s Wife

Anna Akhmatova, To N.V. Rikov-Gukovski

Philip Booth, Night Notes on an Old Dream

George Mackay Brown, Harald, etc.

Paul Carroll, The Wicked and Unfaithful Song of Marcel Duchamp to His Queen

Thom Gunn, My Sad Captains

Malcolm Lowry, Mercy of Fire

Malcolm Lowry, Comfort

Malcolm Lowry, Death of a Oaxaquenian

Osip Mandelstam, from Stone

Osip Mandelstam, from Poems

Osip Mandelstam, from Tristia

W. S. Merwin, The Nails

W. S. Merwin, October

Boris Pasternak, Mephistopheles

Boris Pasternak, The Seasons

Charles Reynolds, For Kate

Frederick Seidel, Dayley Island  Full Text

Marina Tsvetayeva, from Marina

Marina Tsvetayeva, from Separation

Marina Tsvetayeva, from Praise to Aphrodite

Marina Tsvetayeva, from The Adolescent

Marina Tsvetayeva, from Early Poems

Marina Tsvetayeva, from The Pupil

Andrey Voznesensky, From the Window of a Plane

James Wright, How My Fever Left

James Wright, Lying in a Hammock at a Friend’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota


Olga Carlisle, A Portfolio of Russian Poetry

Norman Mailer, The First Day’s Interview  Full Text


Jacques Hérold, Portfolio