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“A man who is trying to remember isn’t a man you can trust.” —Dag Solstad https://t.co/gxCviVe1ga“I saw ‘Tales from the Golden Age’ some weeks ago at Film Forum. Those who didn’t can stream it, and mid-December,… https://t.co/uKdPIdyuTP“I think of literary tradition as a single, large depository.” —Elena Ferrante https://t.co/ng5iMnQUSX“If you are looking for story and plot, you have come to the wrong place. If your idea of character involves epipha… https://t.co/CkH2sHFNOs“All my writing was born out of anger. In order to contain it, I had to write.” —Elie Wiesel https://t.co/MJMGXaf4s2“In general, I like the idea of going right up to the edge of cliché and then stopping.” —Henri Cole https://t.co/7VqRz7ju1J“A student asks me if I ever wonder if I should just stop writing. ‘Is it really worth it,’ she asks. ‘All this vul… https://t.co/dPCA6bUzmE“I know the uselessness of advocating any given path to other novelists.” —Saul Bellow https://t.co/9k41kMsB23This holiday season, give the gift of ‘The Paris Review’ for just $66, and receive a year-long subscription, a tote… https://t.co/V56Qvye9bt“The dash is the consciousness leaping, it’s like a bridge from one idea to another.” —Hilton Als https://t.co/s9YRBdKWONThis week’s Redux lowers the paywall on work by repeat contributors to the magazine: https://t.co/DjfONUKH1M“I like the slowness of writing by hand.” —Susan Sontag https://t.co/myo9aVN4Jz“I suppose most of the people reading this have already experienced the gut-wrenching despair and confusion that ac… https://t.co/ti5GQtfDWS“We rushed in to be the Left side of modern poetry.” —Lawrence Ferlinghetti https://t.co/MMX7W4HcOmThis holiday season, give the gift of sixty-six years of ‘The Paris Review’ and receive a tote bag for just $66.… https://t.co/OX4s4xaxaX“I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to be a great actor or a great poet.” —Donald Hall https://t.co/EhLelGoaLU“The Snow Queen” by Adrienne Rich - https://t.co/jND2o40BLv https://t.co/REehGyb2xy“In German you get to fight the occasional ugliness and aridity and abstractness of the language—as well as its his… https://t.co/DiPGJx1CBa“Is there a way to strike a balance? If there is, I can’t find it. I am incapable of separating my life in exile fr… https://t.co/t6Heynf5ds“Certainly in the early stages I had to write the unloved poems.” —J. H. Prynne https://t.co/S5nr384cDu“Writing nonfiction is more like sculpture, a matter of shaping the research into the finished thing.” —Joan Didion https://t.co/wLCYtlZ43a“I would say that writing, in its own way, is a rival to therapy.” —E. B. White https://t.co/WaF5kEyIxe“I loathe the trivialization of poetry that happens in creative writing classes.” —Donald Hall https://t.co/EhLelGoaLU“I try never to miss a morning, when I’m working on a novel.” —Jonathan Lethem https://t.co/8ckn4luaYl“When you fail at something you call it an ‘experiment,’ an elite word for flop.” —Robert Penn Warren https://t.co/qc8OmKrgFZ“I only have one insight about the Little House TV series, so I’m just gonna get it out of the way up front here. I… https://t.co/AAIln6h0gT“Charles Schulz is the only writer I’ve continually been reading since I was a kid.” —Chris Ware https://t.co/0FpZAAhNyh“All the best essays are epistemological journeys from ignorance or curiosity to knowledge.” —Geoff Dyer https://t.co/dX53QlmGi2“I felt as though I was watching a scene from my parents’ life, a time before they became the people I knew, who we… https://t.co/WZu7pCGkAg“I often think of the space of a page as a stage, with words, letters, syllable characters moving across.” —Susan H… https://t.co/C9yTxSQjVx“The book rotted by the rain, the clay that’s slipped, the earth screeches, plates collapse, the walls lose their… https://t.co/HhNcnd0EXI“Once written you have to stand by it. You may have said it to see whether you believed it or not.” —Ernest Hemingw… https://t.co/DVC77Fp9Vs“My childhood had a lot to do with dictatorship, with power, with the effects of power on myself.” —Dany Laferrière https://t.co/tdzyBXjnYw“Most Americans will understand the import of Brown v. Board, argued by the great Thurgood Marshall, toppling Pless… https://t.co/kn5h0YoUHH“Poetry has been the longest pleasure of my life. It literally and figuratively saved my life.” —Shirley Hazzard https://t.co/jfWuckv0UD“I still have my undergraduate copy of ‘The Second Sex,’ nearly every page dog-eared and underlined enthusiasticall… https://t.co/M4lKDS7XAS“I want the language to be as pellucid as possible, but the content psychologically complex.” —Henri Cole https://t.co/7VqRz71SD9
12/14
2019
Give the gift of literature this holiday season: From now through December, purchase a year-long subscription to th… https://t.co/G8ci8JfqTQ“Writing is only one word at a time.” —Jane Smiley https://t.co/dMYNKjJDzu“ripped apart like a daisy oracle huddled in the empty arms of your real estate I turn you over in my mind as on a… https://t.co/lqkA5vdfnY“The good artist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice.” —William Faulkner https://t.co/ZbjWs0Y9GfIn which I spend time with the beguiling company of Hernan Bas’s paintings. https://t.co/4WdrhGrq94
Retweeted by The Paris Review“All literature is a diary. So indeed is all art.” —Ned Rorem https://t.co/BWUiNCzBPC"Three Times is about how it feels to say goodbye—about the long, drawn-out feeling of knowing that you are about t… https://t.co/IwrBbMTYxv
Retweeted by The Paris Reviewstaff picked Kate Kirkpatrick's excellent biography of Simone de Beauvoir, ‘Becoming Beauvoir,’ this week https://t.co/NFyGw3GJ0C
Retweeted by The Paris ReviewMy staff pick this week @parisreview, in which I share too much about high school and recommend Oklahoma! Ok?https://t.co/gbUhG8KW0I
Retweeted by The Paris ReviewI picked @GarthGreenwell 's incandescent "Cleanness" for @parisreview this week. https://t.co/5jL59iNVYA
Retweeted by The Paris Review“My junior year of high school, I was not asked to the prom … I went, instead, to see ‘Oklahoma!’ ” Our staff picks… https://t.co/UCVvLp9dqO“The novelist is a free agent, he can’t be pinned down.” —Irwin Shaw https://t.co/z6WwLQvJF5“As the planet gets progressively less innocent, you need a more innocent eye to see it.” —Martin Amis https://t.co/alFm9hFPcY“I had a talent for making ten-page word soufflés that were sort of tasty.” —Richard Price https://t.co/kZMT4BcxSIGive the gift of storytelling this holiday season: From now through December, purchase a year-long subscription to… https://t.co/mueCNxI7ZA“You can’t talk to people while you’re writing. You can’t work while the television is on.” —Jan Morris https://t.co/TXwNH1VMsq“I’ve always thought that’s what poetry was for, a space for unconventionality, risk, disruption.” —Carl Phillips https://t.co/AnYuTbwMcs @adrianhiggins Sorry to hear that! If you email queries@theparisreview.org delineating your problem, one of our sta… https://t.co/3PtIwys3Vd“Successful satire has to be good the day after tomorrow.” —Dorothy Parker https://t.co/BroJZNPuRcThe Silence of Witches - https://t.co/lwN6Jpg2Ke https://t.co/iujjjCUddz“Everything I have written is the result of reading or of interest in people, I’m sure of that. I had no ambition t… https://t.co/AVrVN6XcBA“The Bee Dice Game” by Paulé Bártón - https://t.co/DtVaLmkj62 https://t.co/wz09eG8esZ“Writing is a concentrated form of thinking.” —Don DeLillo https://t.co/K0g0zMFNyd“I think that thoughts are so precious you can talk them away. You can lose them.” —V. S. Naipaul https://t.co/TgP4RDgXQn“I was certainly influenced by Hemingway insofar as it was he who taught us a certain simplicity of dialogue and th… https://t.co/MAAIStnfWc“Later, I came to feel hostility toward the media, which doesn’t pay attention to books themselves and values a wor… https://t.co/VTRNiaGqnz“In many conversations I realize that the thing that’s being said is really not the point at all.” —Claudia Rankine https://t.co/uH5KenMRIi“I cherish the thought that we supply something that has not been done. Some of these writers were very well transl… https://t.co/wtaFAct3Ki“I am not blind to the illusion of race, I am not blind to American history and the history of race. But I’m not bo… https://t.co/Cn6HQH14a2“According to the way I was raised, one’s name should appear in the papers only at birth, marriage, and death. Peop… https://t.co/UYwKdSU5oY“I don’t know what makes a writer’s voice. It’s dozens of things. There are people who write who don’t have it. The… https://t.co/6pfTG5EM7M“Most Americans will understand the import of Brown v. Board, argued by the great Thurgood Marshall, toppling Pless… https://t.co/0iHSvV5e85“I didn’t really like Faulkner that much. I loved Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, Carson Mc… https://t.co/NcJf5EPSoh“Je fais ce que je peux. Which is to say, midwinter and poems are as difficult as flowers.” From “Darling,” by Syl… https://t.co/djBlfr0Vj0“I'm convinced that a high anxiety level is the novelist's normal condition.” —Julian Barnes https://t.co/CXzu4jvUIL“What strikes me about African American culture is its variety.” —Toni Morrison https://t.co/9ra2gdrQGU“History tells us the stories of the great men—charismatic, brave, and doomed—who gave their lives to the struggle… https://t.co/gZz2i9nD3W“If you’re a writer, you can make the death of a canary stand for the whole mystery of death.” —Nadine Gordimer https://t.co/Jl5YmqVDBK“I felt as though I was watching a scene from my parents’ life, a time before they became the people I knew, who we… https://t.co/bpZGDpTosa“Rhythm was central to me—still is—but not ‘regular’ rhythm.” —Luc Sante https://t.co/wgd9wLx5s8
12/13
2019
“My idea of writing is of unflinching and continual effort.” —James Salter https://t.co/uojx20lXT7"Violating social conventions was the essence of her being." Penelope Rosemont writes about Mary MacLane, from her… https://t.co/KgTkuIeXiK
Retweeted by The Paris Review“No calendar should include a box for this vacuous lapse, no author preserve its mood.” From “The Feast of the Ep… https://t.co/Qxsrxnpzah“You always want the detail that you can’t explain.” —Robert Lowell https://t.co/yijlWbSnnl“Where there are gaps, how much can you invent and imagine what’s going on in the interior life? Can you allow your… https://t.co/Xc3ykO1ATZ“Before you have the assumptions implicit in the first sentence, anything could happen. But once you have that sent… https://t.co/IG4l7Zeij9“This is not the story of well-dressed, fast-talking lawyers seated in rich leather chairs. This is a story about l… https://t.co/8DpkNaQzwE“Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s ‘Three Times’ is about how it feels to say goodbye—about the long, drawn-out feeling of knowing… https://t.co/HEx4pkwo1S"The internet had functioned as the umbilical cord that kept alive the part of our soul still dependent on the moth… https://t.co/PhBRquivDc
Retweeted by The Paris Review“All the words I need are in there; they’re just in the wrong order.” —Fran Lebowitz https://t.co/rH4dSsS8fn“I think the biggest blind spot in the aesthetics of Modernism has to do with narrative.” —Frank Bidart https://t.co/YSloSU3pYeThis holiday season, give the gift of sixty-six years of ‘The Paris Review’ and receive a tote bag for just $66.… https://t.co/kGXwQD3XIf“I fell in love with words when I was a kid and knew somehow that I would spend my life involved with them.” —Augus… https://t.co/TpQrxVcIjIHou Hsiao-Hsien’s THREE TIMES (2005) is “about the long drawn-out feeling of knowing that you are about to separate… https://t.co/kafamqW2oy
Retweeted by The Paris Review“I cannot really work unless I set a problem for myself to solve.” —William Gaddis https://t.co/sTmnXG4a44My latest essay for @parisreview, on Hou Hsiao-Hsien, inhabiting in-between spaces and the bittersweet art of sayin… https://t.co/jt6VecizU0
Retweeted by The Paris Review“I was staying at Jean’s apartment in LA for two months to escape an especially dire Oregon winter and to test how… https://t.co/k53hmXIIGE“You hear it and you say to yourself, Oh man, that’s the voice! It just clicks in your head.” —Stephen King https://t.co/fp0LrXqYqG“There were a few years where it seemed I was saying goodbye to people all the time,” writes @Tash_Aw. “People I lo… https://t.co/YZooAZWfOF“What are those computer letters made of anyway? Light? Too insubstantial. Paper, you can feel it.” —Fran Lebowitz https://t.co/rH4dSsS8fn“We Lived in a Hug, Shivering with Cold” by Tomaž Šalamun - https://t.co/yG2ViuF7qe https://t.co/L4sZdIQjCC“There’s nothing more embarrassing than being a poet, really.” —Elizabeth Bishop https://t.co/shKP2E1AVj“You have to have a certain detachment in order to see beauty for yourself rather than something that has been put… https://t.co/hxvIdHgJYr
12/12
2019

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