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Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews (Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews #2)

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Paris Review 2nd Series is the second of collection literary interviews published by The Paris Review (1963), edited by George Plimpton, and includes an introduction by Van Wyck Brooks.

Interviews: Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, T. . Eliot, Boris Pasternik, Katherine Anne Porter, Henry Miller, Aldous Huxley, Ernest Hemingway, S. J. Perelman, Lawrence Durrell, Ma
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Published 2007 (first published 1963)
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Carolyn
Jan 04, 2010 Carolyn rated it really liked it
Always fascinating to read interviews with great authors such as William Faulkner. Orhan Pamuk says in his introduction that the original interviews in Paris Review helped encourage him and keep him sane when he was growing up in Turkey. ....' By reading these author's interview, i discovered that there were many otheres wo shared my passion, that the disatnce between what i desired and what i achieved was normal, that my loathing for normal everyday life was not a sign of sickness but of ...more
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Dec 22, 2008 Stephan rated it it was amazing
The Paris Review Interviews are simply the best documents on writers and the process of writing that exists. A must for anyone interested in serious writing. Any and all of them. Whenever I have time I love going over them time after time.
Isla McKetta
Feb 15, 2015 Isla McKetta rated it it was amazing
It's always a pleasure to read and re-read these interviews. I love discovering once-famous authors who've faded into obscurity and reading new things about those who endure. Some literary gossip, some talk on craft, each interview is like a dinner party with people who truly share your passion.
Bill Peschel
Aug 27, 2010 Bill Peschel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great collection of interviews from The Paris Review. Goes beyond what you find in mainstream publications, and into the heart of writing, writers' lives and what they think.
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Didn't read the whole thing, but found it mostly interesting all the same. Interviews read: Robert Frost, Henry Miller, Aldous Huxley, and parts of Katherine Anne Porter.
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George Ames Plimpton was an American journalist, writer, editor, actor, and gamesman. He is widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Review.

He was the grandson of George A. Plimpton.
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  • Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Eighth Series
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