Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Paris Review Interviews

Just published by Canongate, this new book is reviewed by John Walsh in The Independent: "
"A unique selling point of the PR interviews has always been their interest in the writer's modus operandi - where and how the words are set down. Many writers respond with comical gravitas: Dorothy Parker writes two-fingered on a typewriter; TS Eliot can write for no more than three hours a day. Capote writes prone on a sofa or bed, smoking and drinking coffee, mint tea, then sherry and martinis. Joan Didion goes back to page one and re-types everything ("It gets me into a rhythm")."
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