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The Paris Review
“Herwath Walden, artist, prophet, businessman, founder-editor of Der Sturm, and introducer of modern French art into Germany. A familiar cafe figure in Berlin, he disappeared as Hitler was coming into power.” Drawing by Oskar Kokoschka, from “Six Early Portraits,” in The Paris Review no. 11 (Winter
Christmas is the spookiest holiday in literature. 5 ghost stories for Yuletide’s dark side:
In 1955, The Paris Review paid a struggling writer named Jack Kerouac fifty dollars for an excerpt from his then unpublished manuscript. The excerpt appeared as a short story titled “The Mexican Girl” (illustrated by Albert Eisenlau) and, after much acclaim, was picked up a year later by Martha Fole
Got a friend who’d enjoy a vintage copy of The Paris Review? If so, tag them in the comments for a chance to win them a copy of our sixth issue (Summer 1954), which features one of the first-ever English translations of Italo Calvino. We’ll select three winners on Friday afternoon. #happyreading #ha
Eamonn Doyle’s street photography of elderly Dubliners, influenced by Samuel Beckett:
“But he isn’t a dead guy by the water. / He coughs, let’s say, and sits up. He’s just a guy. / Handsome even, in the shadow of the trees. / ‘What a nap,’ let’s say he says. ‘I slept like the dead.’ / She laughs. He looks her over, asks about the book. / They come together like words in a poem.” From
“Smalltown Lift,” by Brian Blanchfield, in The Paris Review no. 195 (Winter 2010). #poetry #photobooth #parisreview #youfirst #click
Going aboard the Morgan, a nineteenth-century whaler nearly identical to Melville's Pequod
The cover of The Paris Review no. 32 (Summer–Fall 1964), featuring interviews with Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, and William Carlos Williams. Most of our archival issues—including this one—are still available for purchase on our Web site. #coverart #picasso #cocteau #williamcarloswilliams #parisrevie
“Each place has an individual story to tell.” Carol Betsch's photos of designed landscapes:
“My Gift to You,” by Roberto Bolaño, from a portfolio of five poems in The Paris Review no. 201 (Summer 2012); translated from the Spanish by Laura Healy. #bolaño #poetry #parisreview
We had a wonderful time meeting so many of you at the pop-up shop today; thanks to everyone who came out! If you don’t live in New York—or if you do and simply didn’t get a chance to stop by—you can find our issues, books, subscriptions, T-shirts, and tote bags (and much more) on our Web site. Just
New Yorkers: our holiday pop-up shop is open now at Contrada! 84 East 4th St—we're open until 6:30.
Friends and fellow New Yorkers: Join us TODAY ONLY for our Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Contrada, in the East Village. We’ll be here until 7:30 pm with T-shirts, tote bags, discounted subscriptions, and rare archival issues—in short, everything you’ll need for your holiday gift-giving! #newyork #holidays
“This elegant girl with coils at her temples, dressed in clothing typical of the island of Walcheren—like the other women in the ­photo—has momentarily turned away from the spectacle that has attracted this crowd. Behind her, two women are standing on chairs, the better to see. A painted pattern suc
.@braithwaite_h on the autobiography of Jacques Mesrine, France’s most notorious criminal:
W. D. Snodgrass, from “Orpheus,” in The Paris Review no. 14 (Autumn 1956). You’ll find his Art of #Poetry interview—along with all of the other interviews from our Writers at Work series—for free on our Web site.
“The ‘Paris Review’ Eagle—or ‘the bird,’ as it was referred to—was designed by William Pène du Bois, the magazine’s art editor, in the spring of 1952. The symbolism is not difficult: an American eagle is carrying a pen; the French association is denoted by the helmet the bird is wearing—actually a P
Marisol’s print for The Paris Review, 1967. Many of the works from our print series—which dates back to the early ’60s—are still available for purchase on our Web site. #art #marisol #parisreview
Lucie Brock-Broido, from “Periodic Table of Ethereal Elements.” #Poetry in issue 154.
Throw away your art! Per @parisreview"Hell, they’ve got dumpsters right there in the courtyard"
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George Plimpton and Ernest Hemingway at a bullfight outside Madrid in 1954. As Plimpton wrote to his parents about Hemingway, “I’ve had lunch and drinks with him, and yesterday with his helpful advice I was able to stay in a bullring on a bull breeding farm outside of Madrid and successfully pass wi
I'm often comforted by this, from McPhee's Paris Review interview. We all have our moments. (And I want that editor.)
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At MoMA PS1, Bob and Roberta Smith offer art amnesty
The front page of New York’s first daily newspaper, The American Minerva: