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The Paris Review Interviews II by The Paris…

The Paris Review Interviews II

by The Paris Review, Philip Gourevitch (Editor)

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As a writer and an avid reader I love most interviews with authors, but "The Paris Review" interviews are particularly wonderful! The questions are thoughtful, the answers revealing, the interviewers take their time and aren't afraid to stray from the point and explore tangents. This collection includes interviews with some of my favorite authors, I pick it up and refer to it often, include portions of it in my materials for the Classics class I teach, and share quotes indiscriminately with anyone who will listen! ( )
  bkwurm | May 17, 2011 |
Enlightening and fascinating interviews with some of the greatest authors of all time. All center around the writers' work rather than their personal lives, which is exactly as it should be. Chock-full of advice for the aspiring author. Favorite interviews: Graham Greene and Eudora Welty. ( )
  katiemullen | Dec 15, 2009 |
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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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