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The Paris Review No. 79 Spring 1981

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“I really don’t see War and Peace as a great novel because it seems constantly to be trying to prove that nobody who was in the war knew what was going on”: An interview with Rebecca West.

“Longevity, gentlemen, is not an end. It is a prolongation”: Ernest Hemingway on the short story.

Stories by Raymond Carver, William Faulkner, William Gass, and Terry Southern. Poems by Amiri Baraka, Joe Brainard, Robert Creeley, X. J. Kennedy, Maxine Kumin, and Charles Tomlinson.