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The Paris Review No. 27, Winter-Spring 1962

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“He put me in this little room. He didn’t actually lock the door but he said, ‘Stay in there!’ And I did. I just sat down, and it just came”: Mary McCarthy on the Art of Fiction.

Stories by Harry Mathews and Mauro Senesi. Poems by Denise Levertov, Adrienne Rich, and May Swenson.

Table of Contents


Harry Mathews, The Conversions

Mauro Senesi, The Revolutionary


Mary McCarthy, The Art of Fiction No. 27  Full Text


Robert Bly, Five American Poems

Jared Hayley, The Peacock and the Snake

John Hollander, Lazienka

Denise Levertov, Love Song

Philip Levine, The Turning

George Macbeth, Eating Ice-Cream with a Girl

Bink Noll, Per Singulos Dies Benedicimus Te

Adrienne Rich, The End of an Era

May Swenson, Death Invited

James Tommaney, John Maydew, or The Allotment


Clancy Sigal, Last Day at the Agency


Bram van Velde, Paintings and Seven Prison Drawings