“I can’t see how it can be called art if its purpose is to frustrate humanity”: Chinua Achebe on the Art of Fiction.
An Art of Poetry interview with Czeslaw Milosz.
Stories by A. S. Byatt, Charles D’Ambrosio, and Romesh Gunesekera. Poems by Alicia Ostriker, Marie Ponsot, and Goran Simic.
Louis Auchincloss discusses sex changes for characters, Trollope’s writing habits, and the Art of Fiction.
Robert Gottlieb on the Art of Editing.
Jews: Extracts from the journals of Alfred Kazin.
Stories by William Gass and Peter LaSalle. Poems by Galway Kinnell and Charles Tomlinson.
“We need poetry, not to regain this intimacy, which is impossible, but to remember that we miss it”: Yves Bonnefoy on the Art of Poetry.
An Art of Fiction interview with Alice Munro.
Umberto Eco explains how to travel with a salmon .
Elizabeth Bishop and May Swenson letters. Stories by Rick Moody and Alice Munro. Poems by Ingeborg Bachmann, Philip Levine, and James Merrill.
“I took LSD, and he stayed with Jack Daniels; the line between us was drawn”: Ken Kesey on Wallace Stegner, Neal Cassady’s horse-picking trick, and dating Emily Bronte.
Virgil Thomson recalls Paris between the wars.
Stories by Kate Braverman, Vikram Chandra, Andy Plattner, and Susan Power. Poems by David Baker, Octavio Paz, and Tomas Transtromer.