“A Rolls-Royce mind bumping and humming”: E. B. White on the Art of the Essay.
“I sit here in a kind of stupor and call it thought”: John Steinbeck weeps over Petrarch’s sonnets and charts signals from a distant star.
Stories by Donald Barthelme, Evan S. Connell, and Joy Williams. Poems by Gerard Malanga.
“Everything is made by hand”: An interview with Robert Graves.
George Wickes on the early history of little magazines.
Hockney’s notes for illustrations of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
Stories by Renata Adler and Sarah Plimpton. Poems by John Ashbery and Robert Creeley.
“I aim for total objectivity by giving conflicting views – using the camera eye as a safety valve for my own subjective feelings”: John Dos Passos on the Art of Fiction.
Stories by Keith Cohen, Tom Disch, Philip Metcalfe, and Robin Metz. Poems by Kenneth Koch, Ted Berrigan, and Ron Padgett.