The Paris Review No. 190 Fall 2009
James Ellroy on his novels: “If you’re confused about something in one of my books, you’ve just got to realize, Ellroy’s a master, and if I’m not following it, it’s my problem.”
Frederick Seidel on the Art of Poetry: “I like to hear the sound of form, and I like to hear the sound of it breaking.”
New stories by Sam Shepard, Richard Powers, and Mark Slouka.
Streetscapes from fifties New York.
A dispatch from North Korea from Barbara Demick.
Plus poems from Elizabeth Arnold and Timothy Donnelly and newly translated work by Rainer Maria Rilke.