Hortense Calisher and William Gaddis on the Art of Fiction.
Stories by Bradford Morrow, Ben Okri, and Paul West. Poems by Jack Kerouac, Octavio Paz, Tomaz Salamun, and Adam Zagajewski.
An Art of Fiction interview with Peter Taylor.
“Not five minutes into our first conversation he brought us round to the matter. ‘I always thought old age would be a writer’s best chance . . . Now, my memory’s gone, all the old fluency’s disappeared. I don’t write a single sentence without saying to myself, It’s a lie!’”: Lawrence Shainberg on Samuel Beckett.
Stories by William Kittredge and James Lasdun. Poems by Philip Levine, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Charles Wright.
The South, Catholicism, semiotics, and linguistics: Walker Percy on the Art of Fiction.
An interview with Francine du Plessix Gray.
Stories by Janet Kauffman, Lawrence Shainberg, and William Styron. Poems by Joseph Brodsky, Rita Dove, and Pablo Neruda.
“For years, I’ve tried to stare at a piece of paper for a while every day. It tends to turn one into a kind of monster”: W. S. Merwin on the Art of Poetry.
Cynthia Ozick on why ego is boring, and fear of the large novel.
Stories by Alice Adams, Rick Bass, and Joan Silber. Poems by Charles Baxter, John Koethe, and William Matthews.