The Paris Review Interviews, II

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Philip Gourevitch
Macmillan, Oct 30, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 528 pages
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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 William Faulkner's determination that a great novel takes "ninety-nine percent talent . . . ninety-nine percent discipline . . . ninety-nine percent work," to Gabriel García Márquez's observation that "in the first paragraph, you solve most of the problems with your book," The Paris Review has elicited revelatory and revealing thoughts from our most accomplished novelists, poets, and playwrights. With an introduction by Orhan Pamuk, this volume brings together another rich, varied crop of literary voices, including Toni Morrison, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Graham Greene, James Baldwin, Stephen King, Philip Larkin, Eudora Welty, and more. "A colossal literary event," as Gary Shteyngart put it, The Paris Review Interviews, II, is an indispensable treasury of wisdom from the world's literary masters.

  

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User Review  - Laura Gilfillan - Goodreads

A series of interviews of different, well-known authors. Very interesting to get their take on writing, and the sharing of their background, and what they hope to accomplish with their writing, also ... Read full review

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User Review  - blue-collar mind - Goodreads

I have learned more functional stuff about writing from this set of interviews than almost any other set of books or interviews. Read full review

Contents

Graham Greene 1953
1
James Thurber 1955
18
William Faulkner 1956
34
Robert Lowell 1961
58
Isaac Bashevis Singer 1968
96
EudoraWelty 1972
117
John Gardner 1979
142
Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1981
178
William Gaddis 1987
272
Harold Bloom 1991
306
Toni Morrison 1993
355
Alice Munro 1994
395
Peter Carey 2006
432
Stephen King 2006
462
contributors
501
acknowledgments
511

Philip Larkin 1982
207
James Baldwin 1984
237

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The Paris Review has published early and important work by Philip Roth, V. S. Naipaul, Jeffrey Eugenides, A. S. Byatt, T. C. Boyle, William T. Vollmann, and many other defining writers of the past half century. Some of the magazine’s exceptional stories, poems, and conversations have been collected by Picador in The Paris Review Book of People with Problems as well as The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms and 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.

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