The Paris Review No. 189 Summer 2009
An interview with Gay Talese: “Nonfiction writers are second-class citizens, the Ellis Island of literature. We just can't quite get in. And yes, it pisses me off.”
A novella by Damon Galgut: “The stranger who has taken up residence in her, somebody dark and reckless that he doesn't trust, is still biding her time.”
Liao Yiwu marks the twentieth anniversary of Tiananmen Square.
Tad Friend on love among WASPs.
New stories by Boualem Sansal and Kenneth Calhoun.
Photos by Larry Sultan, and poetry from Billy Collins, Craig Arnold, and Dana Levin.