The latest edition of the PARIS REVIEW has landed at the shops. They fit quite nicely on both front tables in our pink & green displays. I love when that happens. These are the perfect read for a bedside table, working beautifully in a guest room. We carry many back issues, so a little collection on a bookshelf is swell too.
Here is a little information from Wikipedia about the history of the magazine:
The Paris Review is a quarterly literary magazine established in Paris in 1953 by Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton. In its first five years, The Paris Review published works by Jack Kerouac, Philip Larkin, V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, Terry Southern, Adrienne Rich, Italo Calvino, Samuel Beckett, Nadine Gordimer, Jean Genet and Robert Bly.
The Review’s “Writers at Work” series includes interviews with Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Joan Didion, T. S. Eliot, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Irwin Shaw, Elizabeth Bishop, and Vladimir Nabokov, among many hundreds of others. The series has been called “one of the single most persistent acts of cultural conservation in the history of the world.”
An editorial statement, penned in the inaugural issue by William Styron, stated the magazine’s aim.
“The Paris Review hopes to emphasize creative work—fiction and poetry—not to the exclusion of criticism, but with the aim in mind of merely removing criticism from the dominating place it holds in most literary magazines. […] I think The Paris Review should welcome these people into its pages: the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe-grinders. So long as they’re good.”
Happy first day of Spring everyone!