The Paris Review No. 216, Spring 2016

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Luc Sante on the art of nonfiction: “I think of much of what I do, most of my books, as some kind of poetry.” Robert Caro on the art of biography: “The more facts you get, the more facts you collect, the closer you come to whatever truth there is. The base of biography has to be facts.”

New fiction by Jensen Beach, Chris Bachelder, Witold Gombrowicz, Benjamin Hale, Dana Johnson, Craig Morgan Teicher, and Anne-Laure Zevi.

Poems by John Ashbery, Mary Jo Bang, Erica Ehrenberg, Amit Majmudar, J. D. McClatchy, Morgan Parker, Mary Ruefle, Frederick Seidel, James Tate, and Cynthia Zarin.

Portfolio curated by Luc Sante.

 

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