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Staff Picks: Mothers, Moons, and Marc Maron
Oliver Beer. Photo: Adam Reich. © the artist. Every object, the British artist Oliver Beer said as he introduced his Vessel Orchestra last Friday at the Met Breuer, makes a sound, different for each object but always the same sound, constant and unch
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Cooking with Bruno Schulz
In Valerie Stivers’s Eat Your Words series, she cooks up recipes drawn from the works of various writers. I have unusually clear memories of early childhood, including one about the bright-white lines of a tennis court when I could only just crawl a
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Auden’s Grumpy Moon Landing Poem
Shortly after Apollo 11 put men on the moon and brought them safely back to earth, W. H. Auden, widely regarded as the greatest living English poet of the age, wrote a poem about it. It’s called “Moon Landing,” and from start to finish, it’s one long
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Poetry Rx: Forgive Me, Open Wounds
In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets—Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz—take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Sarah Kay is on the line. © Ellis Rosen Dear Poets,  I
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How Stanley Kubrick Staged the Moon Landing
2001: A Space Odyssey Have you ever met a person who’s been on the moon? There are only four of them left. Within a decade or so, the last will be dead and that astonishing feat will pass from living memory into history, which, sooner or later, is al
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Crying In The Library
Still from Mary Pickford’s 1911 film Their First Misunderstanding. I’m a crier by nature, but as I have aged, my reasons for tearing up have become more elusive, even to me. Where once I could predict a crying spell, like spotting an East Texas thund
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The Soviet Children Who Survived World War II
Over the course of her career, the Nobel Prize–winning writer Svetlana Alexievich has tirelessly chronicled some of the most monumental events of the twentieth century, including World War II, the Chernobyl disaster, and the collapse of the Soviet Un
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A Refusal To Defend Or Even Stick Up For The Art Of The Short Story
A silent rant in answer to a friend. Because why the fuck should I? Seriously, why the fuck should I? I should leave it right there but this is a rant, and isn’t the thing about rants that they lurch onward unnecessarily after what needed to be said
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Redux: The Rapturous Monotony of Metal, Water, Stone
Every week, the editors of The Paris Review lift the paywall on a selection of interviews, stories, poems, and more from the magazine’s archive. You can have these unlocked pieces delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday by signing up for the Re
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The Crane Wife
Original illustration © Daniel Gray-Barnett Ten days after I called off my engagement I was supposed to go on a scientific expedition to study the whooping crane on the gulf coast of Texas. Surely, I will cancel this trip, I thought, as I shopped for
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Three Sisters, Three Summers in the Greek Countryside
Margarita Liberaki (left) and her daughter, the novelist Margarita Karapanou (right), on the island of Hydra. “That summer we bought big straw hats. Maria’s had cherries around the rim, Infanta’s had forget-me-nots, and mine had poppies as red as fir
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On Warnings
Still from Belly (1998) It is hard to say when I stopped noticing the sirens. They’re still there, piercing the otherwise normal Wednesday-afternoon noise. But I haven’t noticed them for at least fifteen years. In the central Ohio area, a test of the
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The Gift of Elizabeth Hardwick’s Attention
Elizabeth Hardwick. Elizabeth Hardwick is one of the world’s most valuable essayists and literary critics. That is to say, her essays are of value to anyone interested in the ways in which women are made present in literature. In Seduction and Betray
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Staff Picks: Whales, Waitresses, and Winogrand
Leslie Jamison. Photo: Beowulf Sheehan. Earlier this week I had the rare and enviable—if slightly inconvenient—experience of missing a subway stop because I was so engrossed in what I was reading. The culprit: the first essay in Leslie Jamison’s coll
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Object Worlds and Inner States
Mughal dynasty, Jahangir and Prince Khurram Entertained by Nur Jahan, ca. 1645, opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper. Via Wikimedia Commons. “Look! Look! If you look really hard at things, you’ll forget you’re going to die,” an American actor is
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I Am the Mother of This Eggshell
Sabrina Orah Mark’s monthly column, Happily, focuses on fairy tales and motherhood. When my grandfather was dying, he pointed into the gray hospital air and said, “Buildings.” “Drawn in light pencil,” he said. “All around me.” “Are they yours?” I as
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On the Eve of My Eternal Marking
Photo courtesy of the author. My son wants to know why flies are even a thing; he wants to know why bugs are even a thing. They bother him. I get it. I, too, have his sensitivities. On the other side of the world, where our real lives reside, Chicago
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The Woman of a Thousand Faces
Aldous Harding performing at the Oxford Art Factory on November 21, 2015. Photo: Bruce Baker (CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)). Via Wikimedia Commons. Aldous Harding is a young singer-songwriter, the kind usually labeled a fol
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Virginia Woolf’s Pivotal Sophomore Novel
Illustration by Kristen Radtke. Beware, sweet Night and Day reader, of being seduced by the name of Virginia Woolf on the spine of this novel into believing you are about to read a work of high Modernism, a sister to the author’s towering To the Ligh
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Feminize Your Canon: Ingeborg Bachmann
Our monthly column Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors. Ingeborg Bachmann. Photo: Heinz Bachmann. In early 1973, the year she died, the celebrated Austrian poet and novelist Ingeborg Bachmann visited Ausc
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Redux: A Creator of Inwardness
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A Circus of Mallarméan Delights
Wayne Koestenbaum. Photo: Ebru Yildiz. Wayne Koestenbaum has written many books, and even recorded an album. I’ve seen him psychoanalyzed before a large, rapt audience. He does a lounge act, of spoken word and Scriabin. He paints. Among his glitterin
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Trash Talk: On Translating Garbage
When we speak of translation in these end-of-days, it is often in the loftiest of tones, as though it were a sacred duty undertaken by devoted adepts prostrating themselves before the altar of language. The self is renounced, the greed for authorship
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What’s The Use Of Beauty?
Édouard Manet. Woman Reading, 1880 or 1881. The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection. The halo effect is a type of cognitive bias in which your initial superficial assessment of a person influences your perce
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Staff Picks: Fathers, Fleabag, and the French Toast of Agony
Ingeborg Bachmann. Photo: Heinz Bachmann. I knew I was going to appreciate Ingeborg Bachmann’s 1971 cult classic Malina before I even picked it up—not only have I enjoyed reading her poetry in the past (some of which has been published in the pages o
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Eat This Book: A Food-Centric Interview with Amber Scorah
I met the Canadian writer Amber Scorah at a party last winter. She was introduced by a mutual friend as the author of an upcoming memoir, Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life. I tried but failed to bite my tongue (a frequent fai
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George Plimpton’s Illegal Fireworks Display
The Paris Review’s founding editor George Plimpton was a man of many enthusiasms, but fireworks were chief among them. His lifelong affair with pyrotechnic explosives began when he served as a demolitions expert in the U.S. Army. He even wrote a book
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On Wingspan: Joan Mitchell’s Reach
John Vincler’s new column “Brush Strokes” examines what is it that we can find in paintings in our increasingly digital world.  Joan Mitchell, Sunflowers, 1990-1991 ©Estate of Joan Mitchell, Collection of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, Court
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Iris Murdoch’s Gayest Novel
Iris Murdoch. The critic and biographer Peter J. Conradi reports that in the four years leading up to the publication of A Fairly Honourable Defeat, Iris Murdoch devoted herself to rereading the plays of Shakespeare. One sees the influence everywhere
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For Whom Is the Water Park Fun?
Barrett Swanson attempts to relax and ends up interrogating summertime Americana in the Midwest. Noah’s Ark Water Park The vacation was a professional recommendation. After two years of pursuing academic tenure at a small university in Wisconsin, an
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