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Paris Review Interviews

Grandiosely titled “The DNA of Literature”, the interviews conducted by the Paris Review over the last fifty years with some of the world’s best-known authors (of the middle- to highbrow sort) are being put online in toto—over 300 in all. (Whoever came up with the DNA metaphor didn’t think through the analogy: in the gestation of works, interviews would be definitely on the side of the phenotype, not the genotype.)
Right now only interviews published in the 50s are available. By July 1st next year all of them will be. At the same site you can read samples from the current issue, listen to recorded readings, and subscribe.

LinkDecember 17, 2004 in Literature