A true wealth

A person could spend the remainder of the year reading the author interviews — presented in a lovely, simple and streamlined page by name and by decade, from the 1950s to the 2010s — now free for the reading at The Paris Review online: http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/.

Of the collection, The  New York Times’ “Critics Notebook” writes:

In the era of ‘Oprah’ and ‘Charlie Rose’ and YouTube and endlessly looping book tours, the glory days of The Paris Review interviews are probably in the rear-view mirror. We can get our fill of writerly talk — some of it quite good, much of it not — elsewhere. …

There is still something rather awesome about the gathering of yakking, coruscating ghosts — preening, complaining, dueling — that the talented Mr. [Lorin] Stein has released into the Internet’s ether. The Paris Review’s Web site feels, for now, like the best party in town.”

2 Comments

  • Sam Ligon says:

    I’ve been waiting for this for years. Maybe six years ago, PR started making some of these available — I think through the 1960s. And then they stopped. You could read a teaser for each interview, but not the whole thing. This is great.

  • Shira Richman says:

    Thanks for posting this Adrian. I am excited to read these interviews after hearing Sam talk about them for years.

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