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“I was bearded and weighed about two hundred fifty pounds when I tried out for second base with the Pittsburgh Pirates.” —Donald Hall theparisreview.org/interviews/216…
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“I got arrested for underage drinking, and instead of doing community service I painted a portrait of the judge.” —Terrance Hayes in issue no. 241 (Fall 2022).
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“I have noticed lately a good deal of bitchiness with regard to certain women writers.” —Elizabeth Hardwick theparisreview.org/interviews/289…
Nancy Lemann recommends Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises: “Just take Jesus out of it and there you go … it’s not like I’m some sort of religious maniac.” theparisreview.org/blog/2022/09/3…
“It’s Camus’s lack of stylistic padding that makes his work harrowing.” Read @lauramarris’s essay on translation and restraint. theparisreview.org/blog/2022/09/2…
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“There is so much unconsidered speech, one’s own included (not to speak of the audible nightmare of the cell phone) that expressive speech becomes a luxury.” —Shirley Hazzard. This week, we’ve unlocked her interview in issue no. 173 (Spring 2005). theparisreview.org/interviews/550…
“When the Queen of Tuvalu died, I remembered.” Read Darryl Pinckney’s “Fairy Tale,” online now. theparisreview.org/blog/2022/09/2…
“I remember it hitting me when I was about fourteen that our mother was in a sort of cage.” Read Helen Garner’s Art of Fiction interview in our Fall issue. theparisreview.org/interviews/792…
“I was lucky because my high school football coach said that he wanted to find a college where a ‘freaky’ kid like me could play football.” —Edward Hirsch theparisreview.org/interviews/763…
“By writing I can live in ways that I could not survive.” —Louise Erdrich theparisreview.org/interviews/605…
“Saint Ignatius of Loyola was a womanizer, purportedly—like a lot of the saints. So probably he wanted to repent, too.” Nancy Lemann recommends Spiritual Exercises and Tina Brown’s The Palace Papers in this week’s Review’s Review. theparisreview.org/blog/2022/09/3…
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4. Anuk Arudpragasam's "Last Rites" in issue no. 230 (Fall 2019) theparisreview.org/fiction/7449/l…
3. Chris Andrews's "Prop" in issue no. 196 (Spring 2011) theparisreview.org/poetry/6779/pr…
2. Mavis Gallant's diaries in issue no. 167 (Fall 2003) theparisreview.org/letters-essays…
1. Shirley Hazzard's Art of Fiction interview in issue no. 173 (Spring 2005) theparisreview.org/interviews/550…
“The four pieces I have chosen … address memory and forgetting, and originate from the places that matter to me.” This week, we’ve unlocked works from our archive for a Redux curated by Michelle de Kretser, whose story “Winter Term” is in our new issue. theparisreview.org/fiction/7912/w…
“By holding back the dazzle for a moment, a writer can let someone look directly through the page, at the part of the world that hurts.” Read @lauramarris on Camus’s The Plague. theparisreview.org/blog/2022/09/2…
“Cigars are the perfect literary drug.” —Jeffrey Eugenides theparisreview.org/interviews/611…
“A poem can give you a map for a certain kind of desire. Sometimes writing poems leads you to where you need to be.” Read Terrance Hayes’s Art of Poetry interview (by Hilton Als) in our Fall issue. theparisreview.org/interviews/793…
Our Nancy Lemann month continues apace—online today, she recommends Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises: “Just take Jesus out of it and there you go … it’s not like I’m some sort of religious maniac.” theparisreview.org/blog/2022/09/3…
“There are many reasons to disappear.” —Elena Ferrante theparisreview.org/interviews/637…
Plagued by spiritual malaise? “The answer,” according to Nancy Lemann, “is to keep a diary of it because then the quantity you are quantifying seems to disappear.” Read her “Diary of Remorse,” in issue no. 241 (Fall 2022). theparisreview.org/fiction/7913/d…
“The Plague uses few instances of figurative language and … rarely extends a metaphor,” @lauramarris says of Camus’s book, which “has, at times, confused its readers, not to mention its translators.” Read her essay on translation and stylistic restraint. theparisreview.org/blog/2022/09/2…
“I didn’t know you could be a writer. I don’t think I ever read contemporary books, so I didn’t know that was a life you could live.” —Rachel Cusk theparisreview.org/interviews/753…
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“I suppose I began to drink heavily after I’d realized that the things I’d wanted most in life for myself and my writing, and my wife and children, were simply not going to happen.” —Raymond Carver theparisreview.org/interviews/305…
“Cherry blossoms don’t ordinarily grab me but I will admit they looked nice. Giant pandas don’t really grab me either, even though everyone is constantly raving about how adorable they are.” Read Nancy Lemann’s “Diary of Remorse” in our Fall issue. theparisreview.org/fiction/7913/d…
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“I just liked writing—I liked pushing a pen across a page without having to call the result an essay.” Read Helen Garner’s Art of Fiction interview in our Fall issue, no. 241. theparisreview.org/interviews/792…
“I wanted to grow up and just be a reader, just someone who read. Even then I knew that wasn’t a job.” —Lydia Davis theparisreview.org/interviews/636…
“Plenty of venom, conscious or unconscious, can emerge through the flourishes of style.” Laura Marris writes about Camus’s The Plague. theparisreview.org/blog/2022/09/2…
“Dave always put five cents into the jukebox for “Smoke on the Water.” Afterward, they’d lie kissing in parks where the grass was covered in fallen leaves.” From Michelle de Kretser’s “Winter Term” in issue no. 241 (Fall 2022). theparisreview.org/fiction/7912/w…
“When you add a comma or add or subtract a word, and the thing reacts and changes, it’s so exciting that you forget how absolutely terrible writing feels a lot of the time.” —Deborah Eisenberg theparisreview.org/interviews/620…
“My mother couldn’t believe the Queen’s hats. My mother disliked birds and hats.” From Darryl Pinckney’s “Fairy Tale,” online now. theparisreview.org/blog/2022/09/2…
Glad to have an essay on translators and restraint up @parisreview today. It’s from States of Plague, a book I co-authored with the brilliant @yaegerkaplan — which is coming next week from @UChicagoPress! We can’t wait to share it with you 🐀 bit.ly/3dSJZfab
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“Anyone who has ever worn tights would just be thinking about how gross that would feel,” Danielle Orchard explains of her painting Lint, which graces the cover of our Fall issue. Read her conversation with @SophieHaigney. theparisreview.org/blog/2022/09/2…
Subscribe to our Fall issue, featuring interviews with Terrance Hayes and Helen Garner, prose by @mayabinyam, poetry by Keith Hollaman, art by @chrisunkim, and more. ssl.drgnetwork.com/flex/TPR/POST2…
“My mother mocked the Queen’s accent: “Efrika.” When had the Queen talked about Africa?” Read Darryl Pinckney on Queen Elizabeth II in “Fairy Tale,” online now. theparisreview.org/blog/2022/09/2…
“One time my friends and I got arrested for underage drinking, and instead of doing community service I painted a portrait of the judge, because his son had heard I was an artist.” Read Hilton Als’s interview with Terrance Hayes in our Fall issue. theparisreview.org/interviews/793…
“My twenties weren’t terribly productive. I wasted a lot of time. I had a mental deadline that I would finish a book by the time I turned thirty. I blew the deadline.” —Nicholson Baker theparisreview.org/interviews/609…
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“I don't know if I can return to the short story. Whatever I write tends to turn, now—who knows why?—toward the form of the novel.” —Shirley Hazzard. This week, we’ve unlocked her Art of Fiction interview in issue no. 173 (Spring 2005). theparisreview.org/interviews/550…
“Men often ask me, Why are your female characters so paranoid? It’s not paranoia. It’s recognition of their situation.” —Margaret Atwood theparisreview.org/interviews/226…
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