Stardom & self-destruction, the essence of Faulkner, and literary life in New York: An interview with Harold Brodkey.
Reynolds Price on the Art of Fiction.
Donald Hall remembers his teachers, Archibald MacLeish, and Yvor Winters.
Stories by Susan Minto and Richard Stern. Poems by Elizabeth Alexander. Poems by Lucy Grealy, Daryl Hine, and Anne Winters.
“Everything important always begins with something trivial”: Donald Hall on the Art of Poetry.
Czeslaw Milosz describes his favorite streets.
An essay by Geoffrey Wolff. Stories by Harold Brodkey, Larry Brown, Kim Edwards, and Norman Mailer. Poems by Mary Oliver and Charles Simic.
“Your enemy is also human”: Octavio Paz on the Spanish civil war, making peace with Pablo Neruda, and the mystery of freedom.
An Art of Fiction interview with Günter Grass.
Mary McCarthy on Edmund Wilson.
Stories by Rick DeMarinis, Nicholas Shakespeare, and Lily Tuck. Poems by Dana Gioia, Daniel Halpern, and Campbell McGrath.
“Emerson is God”: Harold Bloom on the Art of Criticism.
“You can learn the names of more arcane pieces of furniture reading Balzac than you can reading a Sotheby’s catalogue”: Tom Wolfe on the Art of Fiction.
Stories by J. G. Ballard, Evan S. Connell, and Tatyana Tolstaya. Poems by Diane Ackerman, Eavan Boland, and William Logan