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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 - Paris Review

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

By: Paris Review (Editor), George Plimpton (Introduction by)

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Published: 5th September 2000
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For a half-century, "The Paris Review" has published writing and interviews from the world's most brilliant authors. To commemorate the anniversary, a breathtakingly diverse and illuminating anthology has been assembled. The greatest writers here write and speak upon the greatest subjects of our time:
*Lorrie Moore and Raymond Carver on "Heartbreak"
*Vladimir Nabokov on SEX
*Kurt Vonnegut and Susan Sontag on "War"
*Jonathan Franzen on "Betrayal"
*Jeffrey Eugenides and Norman Mailer on "Death"
*Philip Roth on "God"
Inspiring a dizzying range of thought and emotion, the collection holds a mirror to the world we live in and to the reader's own hopes, dreams, fears, and joy.

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    Comments about The Paris Review Book:

    Extraordinarily insightful with a great range of interviews

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    "A richly endowed night-table volume that keeps on giving."--"The New Yorker""This astoundingly diverse anthology...is jam-packed with resonant and provocative work from some of our greatest writers, past and present.... The entries in this wonderful book can be read in any order, for the reader will be able to see his or her life reflected on every page." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

    ISBN: 9780312422394
    ISBN-10: 0312422393
    Series: Paris Review
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 907
    Published: 5th September 2000
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 13.97  x 4.83
    Weight (kg): 1.07