Thursday, 20 November 2014

Why I like The Paris Review

Image from The Paris Review
The Paris Review is a literary magazine founded in Paris by Harold L. Humes, Peter Mathiessen and George Plimpton in 1953. The magazine began with a simple editorial mission - to emphasise creative work - fiction and poetry - so long as they are good.

What I particularly like about The Paris Review is their Reviews Writers at Work interview series which offers authors a rare opportunity to discuss their life and art at length; 'they have responded with some of the most revealing self-portraits in literature.' Among the interviewees are William Faulkner, Vladimir Nabokov, Joan Didion, Seamus Huxley, Ian McEwan, and one of my favourites Toni Morrison.

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