T.C.'s Reviews > The Paris Review Book: of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsy, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseball, Travels, ... Else in the World Since 1953

The Paris Review Book by The Paris Review
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Nov 30, 2012

bookshelves: literary-fiction, kindle, on-writing-fiction-craft, finishing-later


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1.0% "Bill Styron's satirical and inspiring intro is must-read; reaching beyond fiction into the, um, "zeitgeist;" "the times get precisely the literature that they deserve, and ... if the writing of this period is gloomy the gloom is not so much inherent in the literature as in the times. ... this generation ... must go on writing, reflecting disorder ... ever searching for the elusive love, joy, and hope...""
1.0% "Jay McInerney's story, "It's Six A.M., Do You Know Where You Are?", published in PR in 1982, and excerpted from Bright Lights, Big City; a window into the New York life then; divorced and high and looking for sex. His voice was just what I needed to hear as I worked on a short of my own today; and this is noteworthy because it is told in second person, skillfully - a good example of that rarely-used point of view."
8.0% "Nice mix of fiction and poetry, although the latter does not display well on Kindle."

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