The Paris Review Book by The Paris Review & George Plimpton
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

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An exciting new anthology from the journal Time magazine called “the biggest ‘little magazine’ in history.” To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the venerable Paris Review, Picador is proud to publish a unique anthology based on the themes of modern life. Like the work of the writers included, this book will inspire a dizzying range of thought and emotion, serving as a cumulative and breathtaking “mirror” to the world we live in.

To appear:
Jack Kerouac
Norman Mailer
Louise Erdrich
Jonathan Franzen
Gabriel García Márquez
William Burroughs
Denis Johnson
David Foster Wallace
Raymond Carver
Italo Calvino
Grace Paley
and many more.
 

About The Paris Review & George Plimpton

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Established in 1953, THE PARIS REVIEW is America’s preeminent literary magazine.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Picador. 766 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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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 by Eds.

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Invigorating anthology of work from the noted literary journal, published in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

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Publishers Weekly

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The sharp-witted Borges, who won the Nobel Prize on the strength of his stories, is just one of 11 writers featured in this absorbing collection of interviews with 20th-century writers (about half of whom are deceased), the fourth book in the Writers at Work series.

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Publishers Weekly

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Sixteen women writers--Dorothy Parker, Marianne Moore, Maya Angelou, Susan Sontag and Anne Sexton among them--discuss the art and craft of writing both fiction and nonfiction in this captivating, instructive compendium of interviews conducted by Donald Hall, Elisabeth Sifton and others for Plimpt...

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All fiction concerns people with problems—without them, after all, where's the plot?—but the characters in these 17 stories, originally published in the Paris Review between 1974 and 2004, have been dealt particularly bad hands.

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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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A selection of fiction culled from the influential journal’s archive with a twist: writers often featured in the journal’s pages—Lorrie Moore, David Means, Ann Beattie, Wells Tower, Ali Smith, among others— offer brief critical analyses of their selections, elevating this book from a grea...

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How else can one explain being able to jump with such joy and ease from a hilarious and poignant story by Lorrie Moore to an interview with Ted Hughes about his first meeting with Sylvia Plath, then to Allen Ginsberg's loving, sexually charged poem about the life and death of Frank O'Hara?

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San Francisco Chronicle

After 50 years, the only thing different about the Paris Review is its cover price.

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About.com

As an anthology dedicated to the publication of fresh new authors and their short works it has gained a reputation as a quarterly devoted to the skill and art of writing and language, of understanding the artistic process of writers and their craft, and has prided itself on its own grass-roots, b...

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About.com

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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New York Observer

When Paris Review editor George Ames Plimpton died unexpectedly in October, the literary world’s shock quickly turned into twittering: The magazine has no reason to exist without George, many said-and yet George would roll over in his grave if it were ever to fade away.

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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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New York Public Library

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The Paris Review

This classic city bike comes in a men's and a women's model, both of which may be seen in the diabolical and rather enigmatic illustration ...

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The Paris Review

I had a briefcase at one point, but it was a kind of 1980s new wave briefcase.

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FictionDB

"The Paris Review" asks: who hasn't survived a tax audit, a snowstorm, a break-up, or presided over a murder?

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