“Walter Kerr once came to my aid by saying, ‘to be or not to be’ is a one-liner. If it’s a dramatic moment no one calls it a one-liner”: Neil Simon on the Art of Theater.
“Jack and Jill: An Exegetical Aria” by John Barth.
Stories by Rick Bass, Barry Lopez, and Paul West. Poems by Jorge Luis Borges, John Hollander, and Charles Wright .
The Art of Fiction: Interviews with Italo Calvino and Grace Paley.
Stories by William S. Burroughs, Denis Johnson, Lorrie Moore, and William T. Vollmann. Poems by Zbigniew Herbert, James Lasdun, and Chase Twichell.
“Rushdie insults even the women of the prophet! Now, I can argue with ideas, but what should I do with insults?” Naguib Mahfouz on the Art of Fiction
The Selected Letters of Delmore Schwartz and James Laughlin.
Stories by Henry Green, Naguib Mahfouz, Joanna Scott, and Daniel Stern. Poems by Donald Hall, Linda Pastan, and Donald Revell.
“There were two thousand of us . . . against some twenty thousand Egyptians on the other side”: Yehuda Amichai on poetry, comparative time, and the founding of the Jewish state.
James Merrill and David Jackson pierce the veil and speak with the dead.
Stories by Edward Jones and Norman Manea. Poems by Yehuda Amichai and Eugenio Montale.