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by The Paris Review

  • ISBN: 031236315X
  • Author: The Paris Review
  • ePub ver: 1164 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 464
  • Publisher: Picador; First edition (October 28, 2008)
  • Formats: mobi rtf mbr lrf
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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The Indispensable Collection of Literary Wisdom. And they're perfect for the classroom too, from high schools all the way to MFA programs. In fact, I run a whole semester-long creative writing class based on the interviews. In the best interviews, the exchange of question and answer brings the authors to life. The Wall Street Journal.

Childhood is full of fictions, at least it should be.

This is an indispensable book for all writers and readers.

This is a clever book cover design. The designer use large scale image of a comma as a design main element. Then he places each sentence as well as the tittle in each of the comma. I really like how this designer used quotations marks and built his design around them. Very good color choices as well.

I basically feel like these books are master classes in writing. Special mention has to go out to Raymond Carver for a very forthcoming and incredibly intriguing interview.

So long as they're good. It is best known for author interviews, in which the authors tell in their own words the craft of writing and criticisms of their own works; as well as a forum for new and upcoming authors. Prior to 2005 it focused on prose fiction and poetry, after which it also included nonfiction pieces and interviews with nonfiction writers.

"I have all the copies of The Paris Review and like the interviews very much. They will make a good book when collected and that will be very good for the Review."--Ernest Hemingway

Since The Paris Review was founded in 1953, it has given us invaluable conversations with the greatest writers of our age, vivid self-portraits that are themselves works of finely crafted literature. From Salman Rushdie's daring rhetorical question "why shouldn't literature provoke?" to Joyce Carol Oates's thrilling comments about her own prolific output, The Paris Review has elicited revelatory and revealing thoughts from our most accomplished novelists, poets, and playwrights. How did Georges Simenon manage to write about six books a year, what was it like for Jan Morris to write as both a man and a woman, what influences moved Ralph Ellison to write Invisible Man? In the pages of The Paris Review, writers give more than simple answers, they offer uncommon candor, depth, and wit in interviews that have become the gold standard of the literary Q&A. With an introduction by Margaret Atwood, this volume brings together another rich, varied crop of literary voices, including Martin Amis, Norman Mailer, Raymond Carver, John Cheever, Harold Pinter, and more. "A colossal literary event," as Gary Shteyngart put it, The Paris Review Interviews, III, is an indespensible teasure of wisdom from the world's literary masters.

Comments (7)

No piece of writing gets so close to the heart of a writer as Paris Review Interviews. They are the most sophisticated interviews one can read. The magazine has successfully employed knowledgeable professionals to conduct the interviews because the person interviewing a writer must know the writer's work very well. I have read the four series of the interviews and enjoyed all of them. These interviews will tell you about the art of writing because being too theoretical - perhaps it all starts to sound very fake when one writes theories on art.
Great opportunity to peak in to a conversation with a bunch of great authors.
I bought these for my son who is a very good writer himself. Great vignettes of great writers.
I purchased this complete set for my hard to buy for son in law who is a professional business writer. He has been glued to these volumes with their interesting interviews for the past several evenings and even reads highlights aloud to us! Its the best present I have ever found for him.
My son in law asked for this and was glad to get it. I will enjoy reading some of the interviews when I visit them.
Any one who is interested in writing or writers should read these books. In depth interviews with some of the best writers of the 20th century. Best bargain money can buy.
marvelous .
Great writers, great insights.

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