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The Paris Review No. 48, Fall 1969

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“A Rolls-Royce mind bumping and humming”: E. B. White on the Art of the Essay.

“I sit here in a kind of stupor and call it thought”: John Steinbeck weeps over Petrarch’s sonnets and charts signals from a distant star.

Stories by Donald Barthelme, Evan S. Connell, and Joy Williams. Poems by Gerard Malanga.

Table of Contents


Donald Barthelme, Mouth

Michael Brownstein, The Plot to Save the World

Evan S. Connell, The Scriptwriter

John Deck, One Sunday in Spain

Harry Mathews, The Bratislava Spiccato

Joy Williams, Dimmer


John Steinbeck, The Art of Fiction No. 45  Full Text

E. B. White, The Art of the Essay No. 1  Full Text


Ted Berrigan, Two Poems

Jim Carroll, Two Poems

Tom Clark, Three Poems

Scott Cohen, Loneliness

Jim Dine, Four Poems

Bruce F. Kawin, Five Weeks of Poems to Marilyn

John Koethe, Copley Square

Gerard Malanga, Two Poems

Ron Padgett, Crazy Otto

Anne Waldman, *Baby Breakdown*

Lewis Warsh, Drops

J. P. Webster, Some Talk Of Us

Laurance Wieder, These Anemones, Their Song Is Made Up As They Float Along


Niki de St. Phalle, Letter to Diana