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Quarterly literary magazine founded in 1953.

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“Don’t ask the city who killed it. Those who killed it were those who ruled it. Beirut knows this, and all of you k… https://t.co/T0CYgJBraG“I am very good at complaining.” —Lydia Davis https://t.co/3SPcuO5jdj“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t thin… https://t.co/o3DSaecXBoWhat @jamelbrinkley, Margaret Jull Costa, and @Bud_Smith are reading this summer. https://t.co/a8J8Tcf0EC“In my experience, if you give money away it comes back double. Anyway, it is better giving it to your children tha… https://t.co/iJNMuJFQ2w“I only write for publication. I don’t keep a journal, I don’t keep a diary.” —Luc Sante https://t.co/wgd9wLOGjG“Sewing a wig strand by strand is called ventilating,” writes Sabrina @OrahMark. “I watch a tutorial. With a needle… https://t.co/OUXxBmQ8C3“Did Faulkner tell you that what he was drinking all the time was really iced tea, not whiskey? Please. Who the fuc… https://t.co/RU0DmiacWo“One can’t write unless one lives, and living means also dealing with the post-office employees, driving in the rus… https://t.co/2pHcRKVdmE67 years of ‘The Paris Review.’ 57 years of @nybooks. $99, together. Subscribe now: https://t.co/9SlDUh274Q https://t.co/RODb5GtIZS“The explosion that turned your city to rubble was neither coincidence nor mere accident. It was your truth that yo… https://t.co/qFhSYUJPo3“When one wants to be profoundly oneself, which is the case in a poem, one puts oneself on a plane that is at least… https://t.co/7xQ05TTEwh“i have gathered my losses into a spray of pain; my parents, my brother, my husband, my innocence all clustered tog… https://t.co/DowkK0PT2z“Cinema is an art without justice. If you are a writer and a film director wants to adapt your work, you should acc… https://t.co/OBYLPPCgMkPoets on Couches returns! In this installment, Suzanne Buffam and Srikanth Reddy read a Max Jacob poem about a bust… https://t.co/55bmFPlagf“I still don’t really know where a book comes from, like a child doesn’t know where babies come from.” —Rachel Cusk https://t.co/B5amcyXQAa“The Fish’s Desire” by Shuzo Takiguchi - https://t.co/Ue8lUaxSDz https://t.co/Z5haCDgSEr“Everybody’s in the middle of a story. So you just have to write the ending.” —Paula Fox https://t.co/lEatumRytZ“Manchette’s protagonists are isolatoes. Georges Gerfault in ‘Three to Kill,’ Julie Ballanger in ‘The Mad and the B… https://t.co/E1PUAARr6p“To be young in a time like that was incredible luck—young and in Paris.” —Archibald MacLeish https://t.co/IVojpoxL2q“Even now I have a huge resistance to getting to work, perhaps because my body knows how exhausting and shaming it’… https://t.co/JNnfJtqOrM“I have been married twice, neither time in Venice. It is perhaps not adequate to say that the marriages have not l… https://t.co/3xKqkHJcYH“Capital is really time, and if we heirs to the great essay fortune—that’s a joke—had more time, I think the work w… https://t.co/30Wmm0QmId“I don’t like people who ask you to follow or believe. I like people who ask you to think independently.” —A. S. By… https://t.co/qLSryB433v“It would be easy to summarize ‘Being Lolita’ as a memoir about a toxic, exploitative relationship between a high s… https://t.co/vUlPB8dUMU“The idea of getting bad reviews is not nearly as bad as getting no reviews, frankly.” —Jim Harrison https://t.co/TW0ykMedgt“It’s been refreshing to revisit June Jordan, who cuts through all the nonsense to show what is truly at stake with… https://t.co/YZERwHvpwY“Beirut is not its past. Beirut is its present. It bleeds blood, not honor,” writes Elias Khoury. https://t.co/2ODLqTkljt“I only became a novelist because I thought I had missed my chance to ­become a historian.” —Hilary Mantel https://t.co/F9IlIaWxnw“Standing aside, he studied the enormous female spider tattooed on the girl’s back … he realized that in this work… https://t.co/gIsT7HLsAJ“Writing is, literally, brain surgery.” —Mark Leyner https://t.co/AtVSSZD4nI
8/8
2020
“What did I need money for, when I had friends.” —Henry Miller https://t.co/lb5Wi5eTneLooking for a Friday night movie? A suggestion: our own streaming offering, the documentary ‘Plimpton!’ https://t.co/8GsnVsr71N“A poet should establish a whole new set of possibilities for the reader and for him- or herself.” —J. H. Prynne https://t.co/S5nr384cDu“Possibly out of a desire (or need) to escape the modern COVID-ridden world, I’ve been revisiting Jane Austen,” Mar… https://t.co/kvQC6Mx1ZG“In Australian stories we trust loss and we are very suspicious of success.” —Peter Carey https://t.co/VLHAxsyOAA“There is nothing like a potent amalgam of mystery and mayhem to make the whole world kin.” https://t.co/98JL0TXUl4“I like the paper. Writing, like every art, is a sensual art.” —Aharon Appelfeld https://t.co/XcsCzJpdGL“Don’t ask the city who killed it. Those who killed it were those who ruled it. Beirut knows this, and all of you k… https://t.co/IovD94RuJj“I’m not terribly interested in storytelling, and few books appeal to me on the grounds of their subject matter. Wh… https://t.co/q2pEj1f9qM“We know this now: that grief accentuates feeling in all directions, especially those poles of euphoria and despair… https://t.co/AfsYUkkV3x“The inhabitation of frailty and precarity—conditionedness—is one of the things I think is going on in my writing,… https://t.co/9JpfYJWd1i“What I would like to recommend is what most of you will not see. Vilnius has a new museum for contemporary art.” https://t.co/a8J8Tcf0EC“You know you’ll never make it, but what’s the fun if you don’t shoot for the top?” —Ursula K. Le Guin https://t.co/ttCy8sr0bL“I really want stories that are rippers in the old sense.” —Barry Hannah https://t.co/2K2hDpqzJg“The explosion that turned your city to rubble was neither coincidence nor mere accident. It was your truth that yo… https://t.co/17VfwKFaNK“A story can be like a mad, lovely visitor, with whom you spend a rather exciting weekend.” —Lorrie Moore https://t.co/RTHc5YGtHX“After you we murdered each other We judged for love and while our hearts sat uneasily in our pockets we judged in… https://t.co/FM5uXHTR6L“I write in longhand. I am accustomed to that proximity, that feel of writing.” —James Salter https://t.co/uojx20DyKFWhat @jamelbrinkley, Margaret Jull Costa, and @Bud_Smith are reading this summer. https://t.co/a8J8TbXpN4The Crisis Cliché - https://t.co/fwUVAWrUKl https://t.co/L1CXIN73VB“I understand now that the impulse to write again came from my finally beginning to understand that an attraction t… https://t.co/xzMDafE6FM“Night of the Armadillo” by Yusef Komunyakaa - https://t.co/358hWTtKGx https://t.co/vbuuSeQ60N“Life is shapeless, but art, as everybody knows, is shaped.” —Stanley Elkin https://t.co/WPx5MjRM7U“You have the scenes, but it’s your job to make the reader feel the desperation. How do you do that?” —Robert Caro https://t.co/7uyUut9HPM“Handwriting or typing or word processing—they’re not like sticking your hands into clay.” —Donald Hall https://t.co/EhLelGoaLU“In the sixteenth century, there was a widespread belief that if a pregnant woman’s cravings weren’t satisfied, the… https://t.co/Zclpl96NKB“I do have this immense feeling toward the past. That’s the country I come from, you know.” —Luc Sante https://t.co/wgd9wLx5s8“I usually write the first draft in a sort of stream-of-consciousness way … I let it all go through.” —Jan Morris https://t.co/TXwNH2dnR0If you missed tonight’s conversation with @jenniferlcroft, you can still watch it on the Paris Review Instagram—fea… https://t.co/fvjI6STqFR“If I have an ethics, it is simply to be true.” —Henri Cole https://t.co/7VqRz71SD9“Did you know,” says my sister, “that in Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Rapunzel lives inside a kingdom called Corona.” “That c… https://t.co/IG7Eb0hCkp“France was then a welcoming country, which is hard to imagine in the present climate.” —Tahar Ben Jelloun https://t.co/UFwQSSWKtj“She was eighty-six years old and had learned that life was all chaos and painful uncertainty and that the only way… https://t.co/4xUx9nmAY2“I said in the preface to ‘Shikasta’ that if you read the Old Testament and the New Testament and the Apocrypha and… https://t.co/vWeA5w8uE5Did you miss our conversation on the @parisreview Instagram with the brilliant @jenniferlcroft? You can still watch… https://t.co/PYqZMs0zpC
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8/7
2020
“I look upon literature as an art, and I believe that if you misuse it or abuse it, it will leave you. It is not a… https://t.co/2fgOROlHEP“Other than Disney, in no version of Rapunzel is Rapunzel’s hair magical. It can’t bring back the dead, or heal a b… https://t.co/0JLaLEX4S5“I never knew anyone who had a passion for words who had as much difficulty in saying things as I do and I very sel… https://t.co/D8qApoz9Uo“It’s not the giving up of the writing that I fear. It’s the giving up of this excitement or whatever it is that yo… https://t.co/p2mAqyOZII“A novel is really like a symphony, you know, where instrument after instrument has to come in at its own time, and… https://t.co/LjVG08JqrM“I cut off all my hair. A twelve-inch braid long enough for nobody to climb. I throw the braid in the trash and the… https://t.co/9OnyeiQUOR“At the core, where the major action is, lives the person who is writing and investigating.” —John Edgar Wideman https://t.co/ACsliVZiY6“If they occupy your country, you resist.” —Elias Khoury https://t.co/0a6O2dPbvnMy new Happily is up today ⁦@parisreview⁩ / this one on hair, and Rapunzel, and being alive felt nearly impossible. https://t.co/yheFuHQS0S
Retweeted by The Paris Review“I knew I wanted to be creative, and one day I just started writing.” —Walter Mosley https://t.co/eclHgoiWW6Suzanne Buffam and Srikanth Reddy read Elizabeth Bishop's translation of Max Jacob's “Ravignan Street” for… https://t.co/4PQYkhhPyu
Retweeted by The Paris Review“Sewing a wig strand by strand is called ventilating,” writes Sabrina @OrahMark. “I watch a tutorial. With a needle… https://t.co/hbmQ7QqgrCThank you Suzanne Buffam and Chicu Reddy for this lovely Poets on Couches video! https://t.co/8yAd06A0Wl
Retweeted by The Paris ReviewTonight! Tune in to the ‘Paris Review’ Instagram at 7 p.m. EST for a live conversation with translator and writer… https://t.co/9UGSXZEmpC“The poet is like a mouse in an enormous cheese excited by how much cheese there is to eat.”—Czeslaw Milosz https://t.co/kGBNjSsoRH“For me, being political is discussing literature.” —Dany Laferrière https://t.co/tdzyBXjnYw“Over there, over there, the bombs fall from air—Bombs on North Vietnam, rumor of the wounded damned—Hell fires, st… https://t.co/N9Ajzcw5sI“The longer you stayed away, the harder it was to return. It wasn’t unlike sex, love, or the gym.” From “The Duple… https://t.co/SMEQxjyJAm“The fact that my past was ‘missing’ proved crucial.” —Wright Morris https://t.co/ofAs600abt“I don’t like travel books, as I said before. I don’t believe in them as a genre of literature.” —Jan Morris https://t.co/TXwNH1VMsq“[Pindar Says the Poet Must Guard the Apples of the Muses]” by Antonella Anedda - https://t.co/mm3CV41quX https://t.co/LwKTnXtksX“I got my courage for the way I write stories from first writing poems.” —Grace Paley https://t.co/AdgoPUM6a9“For years, there were opportunities that I didn’t fully accept because I didn’t know how, but there were people sa… https://t.co/f5W4qeiftw“How an older person looks back at their own life, maybe reassessing or reinventing, is a key thing in all biograph… https://t.co/xwSP6N3rlt“I tell people, Make a list of ten things you hate and tear them down in a short story or poem. Make a list of ten… https://t.co/srdSi76tCI“The question is, How do you get to an authentic emotional place?” —Claudia Rankine https://t.co/uH5KenMRIiIn this series of videograms, poets read and discuss the poems getting them through these strange times—broadcastin… https://t.co/yHCzHZUJiM“The question is not who influences you, but which people give you courage.” —Hilary Mantel https://t.co/F9IlIaWxnw“He doesn’t see solitude as something to be remedied—rather, it’s a given, like the beer he drinks, the cassoulet h… https://t.co/gycZ3zWDKc“Emily Dickinson is one of the greatest poets we have, and I don’t mean ‘we’ merely in America. I mean she is one o… https://t.co/uRyo3OxhBN“It’s 1976. The sky is low and full of clouds. The grey clouds are bulbous and wrinkled and shiny. The sky looks ce… https://t.co/E3RKpYHpwx“The frame of the novel and of the world is anthropocentric. But if I have to choose between the universe without a… https://t.co/3sQxdyCqgZ
8/6
2020
“There is no theory to our business. From the academic perspective, this is unacceptable. And most biographers are… https://t.co/B394wF4AUE“In some sense the novel is an omnium-gatherum, a cabinet of wonders containing all of Manchette’s favored objects:… https://t.co/zGTaxZNab8
8/5
2020

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