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The Paris Review #247 : Spring 2024

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Trade paperback.  Hot off the press!!  Prose, poetry, art and interviews to make your brain sing.

Jhumpa Lahiri on the Art of Fiction: “My question is, What makes a language yours, or mine?”

Alice Notley on the Art of Poetry: “Writing is not therapy. That’s the last thing it is. I still have my grief.”

Prose by Elijah Bailey, Julien Columeau, Joanna Kavenna, Samanta Schweblin, Eliot Weinberger, and Joy Williams.

Poetry by Gbenga Adesina, Elisa Gabbert, Jessica Laser, Maureen N. McLane, Mary Ruefle, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, and Matthew Zapruder.

Art by Farah Al Qasimi and Chris Oh, and covers by Nicolas Party.


Table of Contents     


Elijah Bailey -- Social Promotion

Julien Columeau -- Derrida in Lahore

Joanna Kavenna -- The Beautiful Salmon

Samanta Schweblin -- An Eye in the Throat

Joy Williams -- Concerning the Future of Souls


Jhumpa Lahiri -- The Art of Fiction No. 262

Alice Notley -- The Art of Poetry No. 116


Gbenga Adesina -- The People’s History of   1998

Julian Talamantez Brolaski -- hasten slowly and you shall soon arrive

Elisa Gabbert -- Life Poem 1

Jessica Laser -- Consecutive Preterite

Maureen N. McLane -- Haptographic Interface

Mary Ruefle -- Trollope

Matthew Zapruder -- Tourmaline Portfolio

Farah Al Qasimi -- Miracle Garden

Chris Oh -- Passages


Nicolas Party -- Issue No. 247 Cover (Newsstand)

Nicolas Party Issue No. 247 Cover (Subscriber)


Eliot Weinberger -- The Ceaseless Murmuring of Innumerable Bees