The Paris Review Book of People with Problems by The Paris Review

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

The next addictively clever Paris Review anthology is not a self-help manual; rather it is a wicked elaboration on the human effort to overcome--and instigate--trouble. Throughout these pages you will find men plagued with guilt, women burdened by history, scientists bound by passion, mothers fogged with delusion, and lovers vexed with jealousy. In the theme that encompasses every life, no protagonist--or reader!--is exempt.

Among those to appear:
- Annie Proulx
- Andre Dubus
- Norman Rush
- Charles Baxter
- Wells Tower
- Julie Orringer
- Elizabeth Gilbert
- Ben Okri
- Rick Bass
 

About The Paris Review

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The Paris Review has published the work of Gabriel García Márquez, Alice Munro, Raymond Carver, Michael Chabon, and Jack Kerouac, among many others. They celebrated their fiftieth anniversary in 2003.
 
Published August 1, 2005 by Picador. 384 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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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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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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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His book, We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda has won numerous prizes, including a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a George Polk Book Award, and in Britain, the Guardian First Book Award.

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the terracotta jars, or magrips, sixty-year-old objects once used by my grandfather as olive oil containers and now cut at the throat, transformed as flower vases;

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