“God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing”: An interview with Joyce Cary.
“She kept nodding her head and pursing her mouth as if withholding some vital information like that the walls were wired to explode”: An essay by Pati Hill.
Drawings by Picasso. Stories by Dino Buzzati, Evan S. Connell, and Mary Lee Settle. Poems by A. Alvarez and Adrienne Rich.
“In fact it was one of the greatest successes in all modern Italian literature. . . There has never been anything like it”: Alberto Moravia, suffering from a horrible headache, explains his work.
A bohemian paradise in 1920s Paris: Nathan Asch recalls the Café du Dome.
Italo Calvino’s “Last Comes the Raven.”
“Damn Dixie baby-talk” and Southern peanut farms: William Styron on the Art of Fiction.
Livres d’Or: Drawing from the bars and restaurants of Paris by Picasso, Toulouse Lautrec, Matisse, and Braque.
Molloy by Samuel Beckett.