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The Paris Review No. 43, Summer 1968

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“Goddamn it, FEELING is what I like in art, not CRAFTINESS and the hiding of feelings”: Jack Kerouac on the Art of Fiction.

Stories by John Ashbery, James Schuyler, Donald Barthelme, and Marge Piercy. Poems by Jim Carroll, Kenneth Koch, and Vito Acconci.

Table of Contents


John Ashbery and James Schuyler, Further Adventures

Donald Barthelme, Alice

Marge Piercy, Love Me Tonight, God

Francis Ponge, Soap and Four Short Texts

Eric Thompson, Adam, Adam, Shave Your Face


Jack Kerouac, The Art of Fiction No. 41  Full Text


Vito Hannibal Acconci, Two Poems

Michael Benedikt, The Chest of Energy

Michael Brownstein, Big City

Jim Carroll, Poem

Clark Coolidge, Poems

John Godfrey, Our Knees

Kenneth Koch, The Pleasures of Peace

David Lehman, The Presidential Years

Bernadette Mayer, Two Poems

Aram Saroyan, Two Poems

Tony Towle, Daybreak

Anne Waldman, Two Poems

Lewis Warsh, Poem

Don Weingarten, Two Poems


Roland Michenet, Flash Concernant