We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. ‘Thou shalt not’ is soon forgotten, but ‘Once upon a time’ lasts forever.
RIP our co-founder and longtime friend Peter Matthiessen. We are honored to have known him and will miss him dearly.
Read his Art of Fiction interview.
Read his story “A Replacement.”
Listen to Matthiessen on the art of travel writing.
Pictured: Matthiessen with Paris Review co-founders William Styron, Tom Guinzburg, and George Plimpton.
An undervalued photographer for most of his life, Saul Leiter quietly amassed a body of work that has only recently begun receiving the credit it deserves. Take a look at a selection of his work: http://nyr.kr/1i8QWyN
Above: “Deborah at Tante Esther’s, c. 1947” Photograph by Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York/Steidl