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This selection includes interviews with some of literature's great women: Dorothy Parker, Katherine Anne Porter, Lillian Hellman and many more.
 

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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. GEORGE PLIMPTON, the originator of "participatory journalism," is the founder and editor of the renowned literary magazine "The Paris Review." His books include "Paper Lion "(page TK), "The Bogey Man "(page TK), "Open Net" (page TK), "Shadow Box" (page TK), and "Mad Ducks and Bears" (page TK). He lives in New York City. Elizabeth Hardwick is the author of many books and essays, including "Herman Melville" (Penguin Lives), "Sleepless Nights," and "American Fictions," available as a Modern Library paperback. She lives in New York City.
 
Published July 1, 1989 by Penguin Books. 400 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Margaret Atwood is reliably erudite in her introduction exploring her subjects’ views of what makes a “woman writer,” which is epitomized by Mary McCarthy: “I think they become interested in decor.” The writers themselves are a largely precise, self-effacing bunch, many noting late literary start...

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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, inst

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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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London Review of Books

‘It would be a thousand pities if women wrote like men, or lived like men, or looked like men, for if two sexes are quite inadequate, considering the vastness and variety of the world, how should we manage with one only?’ And when Woolf’s imaginary young writer Mary Carmichael learns the ‘first g...

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