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The Paris Review No. 96, Summer 1985

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Elizabeth Hardwick on fiction as autobiography, Ibsen’s domestic mystery, and life with Robert Lowell.

Janet Flanner’s letters. Stories by Paul Auster, Tess Gallagher, and Rose Tremain. Poems by Rita Dove and James Schuyler.

Table of Contents


Paul Auster, In the Country of Last Things

Tess Gallagher, The Leper

Rose Tremain, Will and Lou's Boy


Elizabeth Hardwick, The Art of Fiction No. 87  Full Text

Rosamond Lehmann, The Art of Fiction No. 88  Full Text


Rita Dove, Three Poems

Jaan Kaplinski, Three Poems

Galway Kinnell, Four Poems

Sharon Olds, Three Poems

James Schuyler, A Few Days

Jean Senac, Five Poems

Stephen Spender, Stephen Spender's Revisions


Natalia Danesi Murray, Janet Flanner: Letters to a Friend


Glen Baxter, It Was the Smallest Pizza They Had Ever Seen

Philip Guston, Drawings