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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 Since 1953

The Paris Review; Introduction by George Plimpton

Picador

An exciting new anthology from the journal Time magazine called “the biggest ‘little magazine’ in history.” To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the venerable Paris Review, Picador is proud to publish a unique anthology based on the themes of modern life. Like the work of the writers included, this book will inspire a dizzying range of thought and emotion, serving as a cumulative and breathtaking “mirror” to the world we live in.

To appear:
Jack Kerouac
Norman Mailer
Louise Erdrich
Jonathan Franzen
Gabriel García Márquez
William Burroughs
Denis Johnson
David Foster Wallace
Raymond Carver
Italo Calvino
Grace Paley
and many more.

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Paris Review Book
HEARTBREAKLorrie MooreTerrific MotherAlthough she had been around them her whole life, it was when she reached thirty-five that holding babies seemed to make her nervous--just at the beginning, a twinge of stage fright swinging up from the gut. "Adrienne, would you like to hold the baby? Would you mind?" Always these words from a woman her age looking kind and beseeching--a former friend, she was losing her friends to babble and beseech--and Adrienne would force herself to breathe deep. Holding a baby was no longer natural--she was no longer natural--but a test of womanliness
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  • The Paris Review; Introduction by George Plimpton

  • The Paris Review has published fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, and art since 1953. They have published the work of William Styron and Truman Capote, Philip Roth and Seamus Heaney, Toni Morrison and Alice Munro, among many others, and have interviewed everyone from Vladimir Nabokov to Ralph Ellison to Richard Ford.
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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 Since 1953

The Paris Review; Introduction by George Plimpton

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