THE PARIS REVIEW - NO. 221 SUMMER 2017

THE PARIS REVIEW - NO. 221 SUMMER 2017

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Ali Smith on the Art of Fiction: “We are living in a time when lies are sanctioned. We have always lived in that time, but now the lies are publicly, rhetorically sanctioned.” Percival Everett on the Art of Fiction: “I’m not a natural storyteller. I start with something that bugs me, some philosophical problem, and then I look for a way to explore it.”

New fiction by Anne Carson, Caleb Crain, J. M. Holmes, Chris Knapp, Patrick Modiano, and Julie Orringer.

Poems by Amanda Auerbach, Stephen Burt, John Freeman, Dana Goodyear, Homer, Ben Lerner, Eileen Myles, Meghan O’Rourke, Frederick Seidel, and Jeffrey Yang (with art by Kazumi Tanaka).

And a portfolio of paintings by Hurvin Anderson, curated by Charlotte Strick.

Content:

FICTION:

  • Anne Carson - Eddy
  • Caleb Crain - Envoy
  • J. M. Holmes - What's wrong with you? What's wrong with me?
  • Chris Knapp - State of Emergency
  • Patrick Modiano - The Hat
  • Julie Orringer - Neighbors

INTERVIEW:

  • Percival Everett - The art of fiction No. 235
  • Ali Smith - The art of fiction No. 236
POETRY:

  • Homer , translated by Emily Wilson - From the "Odyssey,' Book 1
  • Amanda Auerbach - Rights
  • Stephen Burt - spoken for a pair of ferrets
  • John Freeman - The Money
  • Dana Goodyear - In the middle of my life
  • Ben Lerner - The Camperdown Elm
  • Eileen Myles - Sweet Heart
  • Meghan O'Rourke - Poem for my stranger

And much more.....