An Art of Fiction interview with William Burroughs.
“When I first took my own group on 52nd Street, in ‘44, people used to ask us, ‘What is that crap? What is that Chinese music?’” An interview with Dizzy Gillespie.
Stories by Irvin E. Faust, Leonard Gardner, and Clancy Sigal.
“The need to restore warmth to people’s lives is our most imperative task. This alone can save us, save the whole planet”: Yevgeny Yevtushenko on the Art of Poetry.
Committed writing and humanizing Sartre: an interview with Simone de Beauvoir.
Stories by Stanley Elkin and Harry Mathews. Poems by Basil Bunting, Gary Snyder, and John Wieners.
“Mr. William Randolph Hearst caused a little excitement by getting up in the middle of the first act and leaving with his party of ten. I vomited in the back aisle”: Lillian Hellman on the Art of Theater.
“Then and Now”: A symposium on the expatriate tradition.
Poems by Denise Levertov, George Oppen, Robert Creeley, and Galway Kinnell.