The Paris Review No. 116
“For centuries under slavery, the smile or the grimace on a white man’s face could inform a black person: ‘You’re about to be sold, or flogged.’ So we have studied the white American where the white American has not been obliged to study us”: An interview with Maya Angelou.
Mario Vargas Llosa on the Art of Fiction.
A radio interview with Gertrude Stein.
Stories by Georges Perec and Mona Simpson. Poems by August Kleinzahler, Geoffrey O’Brien, and Luc Sante .