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The Paris Review Interviews: Vol. 4

by Philip Gourevitch, Salman Rushdie

Part of the The Paris Review Series

The Paris Review Interviews: Vol. 4 Synopsis

Since The Paris Review was founded in 1953, it has given us invaluable conversations with the greatest writers of our age. Here is the fourth collection of brilliant interviews to be gathered together, 'a bible both for readers and writers, the insider gossip for those who are truly passionate about their prose.' (Observer) This new edition is introduced by Salman Rushdie and includes interviews with: William Styron Marianne Moore Ezra Pound E.B. White P.G. Wodehouse John Ashbery Philip Roth Maya Angelou Orhan Pamuk V.S. Naipaul Stephen Sondheim Haruki Murakami David Grossman Marilynne Robinson

The Paris Review Interviews: Vol. 4 Press Reviews

Indispensable reading for anybody interested in how writers work and why writing continues to work. * * Daily Telegraph * * If you want to get acquainted with your favourite writer, you could go to a reading or a book-signing. But to really know them, you should read a Paris Review interview. * * The Times * * I have been fascinated by the Paris Review interviews for as long as I can remember. Taken together they form perhaps the finest available inquiry into the 'how' of literature, in many ways a more interesting question than 'why'. -- Salman Rushdie An embarrassment of big names...As an insight into what the most famous writers of the last 50 years would like you to think of them, the Paris Review Interviews have many charms beside their illustrious roll-call. * * Prospect * * The greatest hits of the earlier series, as well as providing a more durable and accessible home for recent interviews....the interviewees are engaging anecdotalists and autobiographers. * * Observer * * A kind of a masterclass for aspiring writers. * * London Review of Books * * The Paris Review interviews have always provided the best look into the minds and work ethics of great writers and when read together constitute the closest thing to an MFA that you can get while sitting alone on your couch. -- Dave Eggers This is a delight. * * GQ * * The final volume of The Paris Review Interviews has just been published and writers can once again be reminded that we are not the first to have ridiculous ambitions, doubts and difficulties. The four volumes together will make a generous gift for anyone who writes or reads. One volume would be not too shabby either. -- Peter Carey * * Guardian * *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847674494
Publication date: 5th November 2009
Author: Philip Gourevitch, Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 496 pages
Categories: Anthologies (non-poetry),

About Philip Gourevitch, Salman Rushdie

Philip Gourevitch was named editor of The Paris Review in 2005, succeeding George Plimpton, who was editor from 1953 until his death in 2003.

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