James Jones on dialogue (“almost too easy”), characterization (“no human being is really a symbol”), and America (“big, awkward, sprawling”).
Moon rider bound to another paradise: A Marc Chagall portfolio with text by James Lord.
Philip Roth’s Good-bye Columbus.
Poems by Robert Bly and James Wright.
“The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in”: Henry Green on revision, changes in style, and the secrets of a writer’s writer’s writer.
“More drinkers should be dragged to the bottle than from it”: An essay by Niccolo Tucci.
Stories by V. S. Naipaul and Philip Roth. Poems by Philip Larkin and James Merrill.
“The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof shit-detector”: Ernest Hemingway on the myth of his style and pumping the well.
A portfolio of Giacometti sketches. A story by Philip Roth. Poems by Robert Bly, Louis Simpson, and W. D. Snodgrass.