“I am interested in the tension between the built environment and the natural environment, and how at the moment our dreams of bliss are a kind of invented Arcadia”: An interview with Jeanette Winterson.
The Art of Publishing: Barney Rosset recalls the founding of Grove Press.
Stories by Sheila Kohler, Steven Millhauser, and Mark Richard. Poems by Beth Gylys, Linda Pastan, and Edward Hirsch.
Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky on the Art of Poetry.
Elias Canetti’s “Notes from Hampstead.”
Stories by Rick Moody and David Foster Wallace. Poems by Yusef Komunyakaa, Wislawa Szymborska, and John Updike.
Arms dealers, espionage, and writing on the train: John Le Carrè on the Art of Fiction.
Richard Brown Baker recalls a dinner with Jasper Johns, Franz Kline, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Stories by David Means and Charlie Smith. Poems by William Logan and Rachel Wetzsteon.
THE THEATER ISSUE
Three Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights on dialogue, method, and the dramatic moment: interviews with David Mamet, Sam Shepard, and Wendy Wasserstein.
Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim sings the praises of musical theater; John Simon offers the critic’s view.
Plays by Martin McDonagh and Doug Wright.