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The Paris Review No. 9, Summer 1955

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“Almost languidly, he pushed the sword home in just the right place, up to the pommel. In that instant Islero raised his head, and stabbed the right horn, the bad one, into the upper part of Manolete’s right thigh”: An essay on the death of a Spanish national hero.

The Art of Fiction: Georges Simenon on the eleven-day novel.

Self-portraits by Matisse, Chagall, and Leger.

Table of Contents

Fiction

Ward Bowers, The Admiral's Hat

Interview

Georges Simenon, The Art of Fiction No. 9  Full Text

Poetry

Thom Gunn, Two Poems

Cecil Hemley, My Absent God

Joseph Langland, The Water Ouzel

Robert Pack, The Parting Fire

Adrienne Rich, Two Poems

Louis Simpson, Windows

Wilfred Watson, A Contempt for Dylan Thomas

James Wright, A Complaint for George Doty

Feature

Gilbert Farlane, The Deserter (adapted by Patrick Bowles)

James Leo Herlihy, A Summer for the Dead

Pati Hill, Cats

Kenneth Tynan, The Death of Manolete

Eugene Walter, Text, Sixteen Self-Portraits

Art

Yves Brayer, Sixteen Self-Portraits

B. Whistler Dabney, Cover, Illustrations

Robert Jefferson, Illustrations

Tom Keogh, Illustrations

William Marshall, Illustrations