The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms by The Paris Review

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From “the biggest little magazine in the world” comes an addictively clever anthology prescribed to fill all the blank moments of your life.

The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms is the ultimate, and perfect, theme-anthology. It's theme is the reader. Everyday we must live through moments of waiting--to get from one place to the next, from one appointment to another, for something to happen. This ingeniously useful compendium offers reading material to fill those gray moments with beauty, wonder, insight, and emotion. Organized by the time that the reader has available at that moment, the anthology provides a poem for that elevator ride to the lawyer's office; a short story for the thirty-minute commute; a novella for the three-hour plane ride. As ever, The Paris Review provides work from only the best writers of the last three generations.

Among those to appear:
- Mary Robison
- Denis Johnson
- Michael Chabon
- Marilyn Hacker
- Robert Pinsky
- and many more.
 

About The Paris Review

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Richard Powers is a MacArthur Fellow. He lives in Urbana, Illinois. The Paris Review has published the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alice Munro, Raymond Carver, Michael Chabon, and Jack Kerouac, among many others. They celebrated their fiftieth anniversary in 2003.
 
Published July 1, 2004 by San Val. 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In his introduction to this rewarding anthology, critically acclaimed author Powers (Galatea 2.2 ; Plowing the Dark ; etc.) say

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(July 1) Forecast: Issued only a year after The Paris Review Book of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsy, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseball, Travels, the Art of Writing, and Everything Else in the World Since 1953 (Picador), this new volume may fi...

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The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms is a uniquely-themed anthology in that it's theme is the reader.

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About.com

"This is a story with no surprises," starts Ethan Canin in his, the last, selection in this years Paris Review compendium, titled with a self-conscious cleverness The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms.

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Articles about Paris Review by Date - Page 5 - Chicago Tribune Advertisement Front Page News Sports Business Lifestyles Opinion A&E All Sections Front Page News Sports Business Lifestyles Opinion A&E Home > Featured Articles > Paris Review IN THE NEWS Paris R...

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News Review.

Last year the Paris Review literary magazine celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gargantuan collection of its best writing (with the equally gargantuan title).

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