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

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List price: $25.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 928
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

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.

George Ames Plimpton was born March 18, 1927. He was educated first at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and then spent four years at Harvard majoring in English and editing the Harvard Lampoon, followed by two at King's College, Cambridge. Before he left for Cambridge, he served as a tank driver in Italy for the U.S. Army from 1945 through 1948. After graduation, at 26, 27 years of age, Plimpton went with his friends to Paris. There they founded the Paris Review in 1953 and published poetry and short story writers and did interviews. In the '50s, Plimpton and staff came to New York, where they kept the Review going for half a century. The Review has published over 150 issues. Plimpton also served as a volunteer for Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential run and was walking in front of him as the candidate was assassinated in the kitchen of a Los Angeles hotel. Plimpton was known as a "participatory journalist". In order to research his books and articles, he quarterbacked in a pre-season NFL game, pitched to several all-stars (retiring Willie Mays & Richie Ashburn) in an exhibition prior to Baseball's 1959 All-Star game, performed as a trapeze artist for the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus, and fought boxers Archie Moore and Sugar Ray Robinson. Plimpton was alson known by the nickname the Prince of Cameos for the amount of work he did in films, playing small parts and screenwriting. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2002. Within a month of the academy induction, the French made him a Chevalier, the Legion of Honor's highest rank. The Guild, an arts organization based on Long Island, gave him a lifetime achievement award. Plimpton was also a member of PEN; the Pyrotechnics Guild International; the National Football League Alumni Association; and the Mayflower Descendants Society. In 2003, Plimpton decided to write his memoirs, signing a $750,000 deal with Little, Brown and Co. Before he could finish, George Plimpton died, on September 26, 2003 of natural causes at the age of 76.

Introduction
Letter to an Editor Heartbreak
Terrific Mother Jonathan Galassi
The Fine Art of Sighing Heather McHugh
Intensive Care
Careful
To Urania Madness Zelda Fitzgerald, Zelda: A Worksheet Malcolm Lowry
Lunar Caustic
Delirium
Autobiography
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
The Ascent of Mount
Alice
Rimininny!
Two Cunts in Paris
The Art of Fiction CLXIII
The Art of Fiction CLXXII
The Art of Fiction XL
With a Potpourri Down Under Anthony Hecht
Le Jet d''Eau
The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven
The Art of Fiction CXXXIV
The Art of Fiction CXXI
A Liberal Education Love
Little Expressionless Animals
Cyprian
The Art of Poetry LXXI
The Art of Fiction CL s20
The Art of Fiction CV
To the French Language
Los Dos Rancheros
Pearls
Everything Betrayal
Lorena Marilyn Hacker, Migraine Sonnets
Chez Lambert Joanna Scott
You Must Relax!
Marriage Song
The Beet Queen Outsiders
Tugboat Syndrome
The Art of Fiction XVII
Against Winter
Thirty-three Jorge
Funes the Memorious
Spaceships Have Landed Intoxication
It''s Six a.m., Do You Know and Where You Are?
Edmund
The Guest
The Art of Fiction XII
The Art of Fiction XCIII
The Art of Journalism I
The Art of Fiction XXXVI
The Basketball Diaries
Car-Crash While Hitchhiking War Italo
Last Comes the Raven
Blind White Fish in Belgium
The Art of Fiction CXL
The Art of Poetry V
The Art of Fiction LXIV
The Ends Frank O''Hara, Pearl Harbor
Conquerer
The Art of Theater III
The Dead Soldier''s Talk
The Art of Fiction CXLIX
The Art of Fiction CXLIII
Terminus
A Prayer to the Sun
How to Travel with a
The Admonitory Hippopotamus: or
Angelica and Sneezby Eugene Walter Milking the Moon Various
Pomework: An Exercise in Occasional Poetry James Merrill
The Plato Club Horrors
The Little Girl
Lackawanna
The Art of Fiction CLXXIII
Heat
Home and Away
The Broom: The New Wife''s Tale
Ailanthus
In the Country of Last Things God
The Conversion of the Jews
The Fallacy of Thinking Flesh Is Flesh
A Roadside Resurrection
The Breath Gabriel
The Saint Yusef
Memory Cave
Snakes Death
City Midnight Junk Strains
The Virgin Suicides
Picnic, Lightning
The Art of Poetry LXXV
The Art of Fiction CLXVII
Letter After an Estrangement
Aqua Boulevard
The Saving
Sacred Heart
Return
A Work in Progress i0Dinner
In the Belly of the Cat
Oysters
The Art of Fiction XLVIII
Non-Vegetarian
The Devil''s Larder Baseball
Batting Against Castro
Curt Flood
The Third Inning
The Hector Quesadilla Story Travels
The Mexican Girl
Exodus Joel Brouwer
Rostropovich at Checkpoint
November 11, 1989
TV Men: Antigone (Scripts 1 and 2)
A History of Paisley
The Interior of North Dakota
The Art of Fiction LXXVIII
The Art of Poetry XXX
The Art of Fiction CLIV
Her Real Name The Art of Writing
Musica Reservata
At a Reading
Making It
Correspondence
On the Literary Life
The Art of Fiction CLXXIII
The Art of Fiction LXIX
The Art of Fiction CXX
The Art of Theater V
A Radio Interview
The Art of Poetry XLII
The Art of Fiction XCIV
The Art of Fiction LI
The Art of Fiction CXXX
The Art of Fiction CXXXIX
The Art of Fiction LXVII s20
The Art of Fiction XLIII
The Art of Fiction CVI
The Art of Poetry X
The Art of Fiction XVI
The Art of Theater XII
The Art of Fiction XXI
The Art of Fiction CXXXIII
The Art of Fiction CXXXV
The Art of Fiction XXVIII
The Art of Fiction XII
The Art of Fiction LXXXVII
The Contributors
Acknowledgments

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