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Paris Review Moleskines: Now in Stock

July 31, 2012 | by

We love these limited-edition Paris Review Moleskines. It’s the iconic notebook we all know and love, stamped with our original logo and featuring a quote on the frontispiece from Dorothy Parker’s 1956 interview. Smart, indeed: get yours today!




Reading Children, Posthumous Novels

July 10, 2012 | by

  • William Faulkner’s first published work, from the 1919 New Republic.
  • Woody Guthrie’s unpublished novel will be published next year, with a little help from Johnny Depp.
  • If you’ve never seen Émile Zola’s legendary “J’Accuse!” editorial, the Los Angeles Review of Books has helpfully shared it.
  • If Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester texted.
  • The Dorothy Parker Facebook page FAQ is the ne plus ultra of dead author Fabecbook page FAQs.
  • Vintage photos of children reading.


    Announcing the Winner of Our Tote Contest!

    June 14, 2012 | by

    Last night, our kickoff event at the Strand was red-letter. We laughed (at Amy Warren’s masterful channeling of Dorothy Parker), we cried (at Wallace Shawn’s interpretation of Denis Johnson’s “Car-Crash While Hitchhiking”), and we marveled at the winner of our Strand-Paris Review tote-bag design contest (submitted by Houston’s Roque Strew). Did all the free wine have anything to do with these emotional reactions? We prefer to believe it was due to the overwhelming talent!


    Translating, Restoring, Interring

    June 14, 2012 | by

  • The long, strange history of Dorothy Parker’s ashes.
  • Translating Emily Dickinson (into modern English).
  • Thomas Pynchon (finally) allows his books to be sold digitally.
  • At the newly launched the Slant, Erica Jong talks … well, everything.
  • The Arizona Department of Transportation turns to haiku for their latest dust-storm PSAs.
  • Hemingway’s Oak Park childhood home has been purchased. The new owners say they plan a Hemingway-esque restoration.




    Watch: Dorothy Parker “Reads”

    June 13, 2012 | by

    We have long been intrigued, fascinated, and terrified by the ingenious work by the folks behind Poetry Reincarnations. While the reincarnated Walt Whitman and the Ruined Maid deserve mention, in honor of tonight’s Strand event, we bring you Dorothy Parker “reciting” “One Perfect Rose.”


    See You There: Paris Review at the Strand

    June 8, 2012 | by

    Mark your calendars! This coming Wednesday, June 13, join The Paris Review and the Strand for the first of a series of literary salons.

    For our kickoff event, actress Martha Plimpton will read from Dorothy Parker's 1957 Art of Fiction interview, and Wallace Shawn will read Denis Johnson's “Car-Crash While Hitchhiking.”

    In addition, we'll unveil the winner of our tote-bag contest.

    Wednesday, June 13, 7 P.M.–8:30 P.M.
    The Strand Bookstore, Third-floor Rare Book Room
    828 Broadway at 12th Street

    Admission: Buy a copy of the current Paris Review or a $15 Strand gift card.

    Please note that online orders require payment at the time of checkout to guarantee admission.