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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 By The Paris Review George Plimpton S.X. Rosenstock,

  • Title: 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
  • Author: The Paris Review George Plimpton S.X. Rosenstock
  • ISBN: 9780312422394
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 KuFor 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.
    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 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 ha

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    1. Some of the stories, interviews and poems in this book deserve fives These include the opening story Terrific Mother, by Lorrie Moore Also Snakes by Susan Power, You must relax by Joanna Scott As a rule, the best stories and interviews are by women, and the men, especially the BIG names, write misogynistic, uncreative dribble The exception to this rule is Franzen, who writes a typically Franzen esque and not too bad story about a middle class white family, and Jeffrey Eugenides, whose opening ch [...]

    2. This is a huge book, and I picked around in it, not reading every story and not reading much of any of the poems or essays However, the stories I stuck with and read included a few real standouts I think I ve figured out the kind of story the Paris Review likes, and it can be summed up pretty well in one word confusing They don t like straightforward writing, although that s not to say the stories all are written in flowery or sophisticated language But they all make you think they all have ambi [...]

    3. This made me excited about fiction again after being turned off of it for awhile Such a good collection Everything is different but you get a lot of recurring themes tongue in cheek humor, obsession, intellectuals pondering intellectualism but not in a revolting way It s nice because you can offhandedly pick it up and read a few pages when you re passing time, yet still get something substantial Low commitment, high payoff I got this years ago, read some stories, got excited, forgot about it, th [...]

    4. Now this is an anthology Weighing in at 890 pages it included stories from absolute legends in the literary world covering all the topics listed in the insanely long title I ve been reading this off and on since the beginning of September as I was mixing it in between other things I started to write my favorite stories but there were way too many of them and I started to bore myself So what I ll say instead is that literally every piece is fantastic, some I didn t connect with as much as other b [...]

    5. Some of the essays are perfect Some of the fiction is wonderful But there is an excess of interviews passed off as writers opinions of Love , Sex , Death , etc when really it s just Nabokov talking about Humbert being misunderstood in an uninteresting way, or, on Drinking , Faulkner says his tools for writng are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky That s the interview It s like the last episode of Seinfeld I love Seinfeld than I care for seventy percent of my family members, but the hype [...]

    6. If not quite the indispensable tome it claims to be, this is an amazing compilation of literature and writerly insights Not surprisingly, the Death section received the most dogeared pages, but other highlights include David Foster Wallace s Little Expressionless Animals, Nicholas Christopher s Terminus, and Borges Funes the Memorious Great for a long trip, preferably to Paris, I d guess.

    7. This is a beautiful book A variety of unique voices and grouped into the big themes, except for baseball What is it with white literary dudes and baseball But the love and madess and sex and intoxication and whimsy make me remember why I love the short story form You could be raised in a giant test tube and read this book to know what a lot of what being around earth as a human feels like.

    8. Amazing This was a huge anthology so of course some of the stories had completely different tones, lengths etc but I loved them all Well the majority of them For me, this book is of a reference tome, or something to keep by my bed to refer to when I need it P.S I feel in love with Lorrie Moore

    9. it seems like i ve been reading this book forever, which makes sense because it spans so many topics and is like, a million pages long but i m not devouring like savoring i read one or two stories chapters essays poems per night just enough to get me thinking but then lull me to the other world.

    10. Its a collection, and shouldn t expect it all to be terrific but the Phillip Roth piece was great, and the very first story really moved me I just find it hard to push myself through a collection like this it was library book so I was on a deadline WOuld have preferred to spend time thinking and re reading that just trying to get through it.

    11. This is great stuff, especially for someone with insomnia But you might want to avoid the Heartbreak genre of stories if you are already having trouble sleeping This is a great compendium featuring all the contemporary greats Included are David Foster Wallace on love, Denis Johnson on intoxication,Larry Brown on God, and Jeffery Eugenides on death.

    12. How could you go wrong with a title like that A large collection of short fiction and poetry selected from 50 years of the Paris eview magazine Lots of great writers, plenty of good fiction Found several new writers I d like to read of.

    13. I haven t even gotten through all the stories and this is already a five star collection Despite a few weak entries the Raymand Carver story is curiously cold , the majority of the selections are downright BIZARRE in a fabulously witty way.

    14. Loved it, great collection of even greater authors This book made me fall in love with fiction again I don t have a lot of spare time, so its really convenient cause you can actually take a few minutes before bedtime a read several stories.

    15. I ve used this collection as the central textbook for many of the creative writing fiction classes I ve taught So many good examples of clear and focused storytelling, right alongside some of the strangest and most compelling oddball stories one could ask for Essential and challenging.

    16. The 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 by The Paris Review 2003

    17. Lot of wonderful avant garde shit here I like the mix of genres, the topic is varied just a jumble of wonderful It can be tedious though so many ideas popping at you I had to read the whole thing through, pick and I choose I say A good book to own, probably pick up a copy again sometime.

    18. I almost feel like you can t even really rate anthologiesbut I liked this one less than I thought I would, so a 3 it is.

    19. So many great authors I m reading Careful by Raymond Carver I loved The Swimmer and can already see myself loving this one, too.

    20. Consistently good enough to bring into the bath with me Too big to hold comfortably but too fascinating to mind all the same.

    21. These are short stories categorized by theme The short stories are really good The poems don t grab me as much.

    22. Heartbreakingly wonderful It is the book I return to again and again to remind me of the Art of writing The stories move me, take my breath away and remind me that I am not alone.

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