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The Paris Review No. 64, Winter 1975

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“Dylan Thomas and Yeats—I’m not saying they’re bad poets, but I do think they’re bad influences, especially on a young writer”: An interview with Kingsley Amis.

P. G. Wodehouse on his ninetieth birthday, the passing of Jack Kerouac, and his fondness for spats.

Stories by Tom Disch and Diane Vreuls. Poems by Kate Braverman and Jane Kenyon.

Table of Contents


Sheila Asher and Dennis Straus, Between Two Walls

Tom Disch, The Joycelin Shrager Story  Full Text

Vicki Lindner, Conversation

Graham Petrie, The Locust Keeper

Diane Vreuls, On the Feast of Malcolm


Kingsley Amis, The Art of Fiction No. 59  Full Text

P. G. Wodehouse, The Art of Fiction No. 60  Full Text


Michael Benedikt, The Criminal Animal

George Bogin, The Haircut

Kate Ellen Braverman, Three Poems

Florence Cassen, from Position Papers

Douglas Crase, Two Poems

Stuart Friebert, Submarine Poem

Gene Frumkin, Today's Lesson

Paul Hall, Memory Aids

Daniel Halpern, Clams

Jonathan Holden, Reading Lesson

Jane Kenyon, At a Motel Near O'Hare Airport

Walter Knupfer, A Special Occasion

Adam LeFevre, Ethics

Judith Mandelbaum, Visitors in the House

Clark McCann, Report from a Hanging in the Interior

Idris Baker McElveen, Recollection of Tranquility

Kristina McGrath, You Should Call Elizabeth Nickel

M. Z. Ribalow, Vampire

S. J. Sackett, Survival

Barry Schechter, Four Poems

Richard Stull, At a Certain Time of Life

Virginia Terris, Two Poems

Mark Vinz, Two Poems

Suzanne Ostro Zavrian, Housewife

Alan Zeigler, Ties


Helen Barolini, Neruda vs. Sartre at the Sea

Gerald Malanga, Photographs of Writers Accompanied by Poems


George Plimpton, Notice


Mark di Suvero, Victor's Lament, Cover

Vali, A Portfolio