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The Paris Review No. 8 Spring 1955

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“The Negro novelist draws his blackness too tightly around him when he sits down to write—that’s what the anti-protest critics believe—but perhaps the white reader draws his whiteness around himself when he sits down to read”: Ralph Ellison on the Art of Fiction.

Eugene Walter on a portfolio of Polish artist Feliks Topolski.

A story by Vilma Howard. Poems by Geoffrey Hill and Louis Simpson.