The Paris Review No. 215, Winter 2015

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Gordon Lish on the art of editing: “When I read, when I edit, or revise, I don’t fear anything in the least. I feel at home, at peace, assured.” Jane and Michael Stern on the art of nonfiction: “There are whole articles, and probably even some books, by Jane and Michael Stern that only one of us wrote.”

New fiction by Nell Freudenberger, Andrew Martin, David Szalay, Chris Bachelder, Peter Bichsel, Christopher Sorrentino, and Lydia Davis.

Poems by Anne Carson, Kenneth Irby, Maureen N. McLane, Samuel Beckett, Mark Ford, Jeff Dolven, Henri Cole, Sharon Olds, and Jana Prikryl.

Portfolio by Richard Diebenkorn.

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