The Paris Review Book of People with Problems

The Paris Review

Picador

0312422415

9780312422417

Trade Paperback

384 Pages

$18.00

CAD20.00

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Problems manifest themselves in every setting, with every person, and of course in every story. How these dilemmas emerge and are dealt with, and by whom, make up the irresistible conceit of The Paris Review's newest fiction anthology. Throughout these pages you will find men plagued with guilt, women burdened by history, scientists bound by passion, mothers fogged with delusion, and lovers vexed with jealously. In the theme that encompassed every life, no protagonist—or reader!—is exempt.

With a hilarious introduction by Magnetic Fields frontman Stephen Merritt, The Paris Review Book of People with Problems is sure to be one of the most sought-after and discussed collections of the year.

This volume includes the work of Annie Proulx, Mary Robison, Norman Rush, Joanna Scott, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rick Bass, Charles Baxter, Wells Tower, Julie Orringer, Ben Okri, Malinda McCollum, James Lasdun, Charles Smith, Denis Johnson, Miranda July, Richard Stern, and Frederick Busch.

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The Paris Review has published the work of Gabriel García Márquez, Alice Munro, Raymond Carver, Michael Chabon, and Jack Kerouac, among many others. They celebrated their fiftieth anniversary in 2003.
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  • The Paris Review has published the work of Gabriel García Márquez, Alice Munro, Raymond Carver, Jonathan Lethem, and Italvo Calvino, among many others. They published, with Picador, The Paris Review Book of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsy, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseball, Travels, The Art of Writing, and Everything Else in the World Since1953, as well as The Paris Review Book of Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms.
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