“Remember, a poem is a time machine you are constructing, a vehicle that will allow someone to travel in their own mind…”
Posts Tagged ‘Paris Review’
Tags: Charles Simic, Paris Review, Poet Laureate, poetry
Tags: Clint Eastwood, Larry McMurtry, Paris Review, Ron Hansen, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Unforgiven, Western (genre)
Paul De Witt writes a Western, and then talks about it here. Is there new life in this hoary old form? The Western, of course, found a new Renaissance in film with Clint Eastwood‘s Unforgiven, but hasn’t seen much action as a literary genre, despite Larry McMurtry‘s best efforts. (Although Bat Terrier still really likes Ron Hansen‘s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.)
And (finally!) Art Journal puts up a website.
Tags: Art of Fiction, Ernest Hemingway, Paris Review
… I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write… You write until you come to a place where you still have your juice and know what will happen next and you stop … When you stop you are as empty as when you have made love... Nothing can hurt you, nothing can happen, nothing means anything until the next day when you do it again… –Paris Review
Tags: Art of Fiction, Kurt Vonnegut, Lifehacker, Paris Review
Thinking about Kurt Vonnegut now, some thirty-five years since I first read him, what strikes me most is the man’s fundamental decency. This quality is sadly, all too rare in writers, who often seem to be positively writhing with their hustles. And then, of course, there is Vonnegut’s humor, his wisdom– and the strange wandering genius of his books.
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Tags: Art of Fiction, James Salter, Paris Review