Letters & Essays
Art & Photography
We are proud to announce that The Paris Review will honor Deborah Eisenberg with the 2019 Hadada Award for lifetime achievement. Selected by the editorial committee and presented each year at our Spring Revel, the Hadada is given to “a distinguishe…
In this portfolio I have mainly steered away from deliberate self-portraits (though it’s of course likely that many of the images in the next few pages are imbued with their creators’ personal histories and obsessions).
What does it mean to be at war with your own flesh within a culture that already hates the black body? And what does this mean for black women, whose bodies are doubly despised?
The sky is not a glass of anything; / it winks, it’s a parable, / the kind your mother told whenever / you’d been “wicked”—intense / but vague. The night sky swerves / to its seat, the show begins:
“I write novels quickly, which is not my reputation.”
Diane Williams is renowned for her short, distilled works of fiction. In addition to her work as a writer, she is also the founder and editor of NOON, a literary annual whose next edition will mark its twentieth anniversary. Diane’s curatorial vi…
His mother caught him sitting on the toilet with his pants / down. On the edge of the bathtub, directly in front of him / was a photograph of a naked girl with her pubic hair showing.
In his various reminiscences about the early twenties Hemingway recalls with grim satisfaction how difficult it was to get his stories accepted. One persistent memory was associated with the rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, where he lived when he returned to Paris from Canada in 1924 after quitting his newspaper job.
Joe Brainard's portfolio from Issue No. 53.