The Paris Review No. 80 Summer 1981
“Maybe writing can’t be taught, but editing can be taught. Notions of the lousy can be taught”: Donald Barthelme on the Art of Fiction.
Elizabeth Bishop on childhood memory, sleeping in trees, and winning the Pulitzer Prize.
Betty Eppes takes a break from tennis columns to interview J. D. Salinger.
Stories by Reinaldo Arenas, Stephen Dixon, and Tama Janowitz. Poems by Reginald Gibbons, Heather McHugh, and Gerald Stern.