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Own a Piece of Paris Review History

May 16, 2014 | by

21 2Tonight at nine, American Masters’s Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself premieres on PBS. The documentary “does the man justice,” Variety says. The Newsday nails it: “Famed journalist had fun, and so will you.”

For the next week, to celebrate the documentary and our late, great founder, The Paris Review is giving all new subscribers a copy of our twenty-first issue, published in the spring of 1959. This remarkable issue includes an interview with T. S. Eliot, the very first in our Art of Poetry series; fiction from Plimpton pals Alexander Trocchi and Terry Southern; poems by Ted Hughes, Robert Bly, and Louis Simpson; and a special portfolio of “Artists on Long Island” including Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, and Larry Rivers.

Subscribe now and we’ll send you a copy of your own—a piece of The Paris Review’s history. And tune in this evening to catch Plimpton!, which is about, as PBS puts it, “football, literature, magazines, fireworks, hockey, movies, presidents, lawn chairs, geniuses, and the true tall tale that brought them all together.”




  1. Steve Hale | May 18, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Please enter my subscription.

  2. Vince | May 20, 2014 at 7:12 am

    “Promotion is open to US and Canada only”
    Very disappointing…

  3. Barbara C Thorpe | May 23, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Nice offer: I just subscribed.

    Credit Alex Aciman; I was hunting for his weekly Dante recap when I came upon the subscription offer.

    Thank you,
    BG Thorpe
    Blue Hill,ME

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