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The Spring Revel
This week, the staff of ‘The Paris Review’ finds comfort in Carl Phillips’s latest collection, Ina Garten’s Instagram antics, and Rosalía.
In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Kaveh Akbar is on the line.
Valerie Stivers rises to the challenge of baking Russian rye bread, which appears in nearly all of Varlam Shalamov’s short stories.
Our monthly column Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors.
Simone de Beauvoir had introduced me to Jean Genet and Jean-Paul Sartre, whom I had interviewed. But she hesitated about being interviewed herself: “Why should we talk about me? Don’t you think I’ve done enough in my three books of memoirs?” It took several letters and conversations to convince her otherwise, and then only on the condition “that it wouldn’t be too long.”
The interview took place in Miss de Beauvoir’s studio on the rue Schoëlcher in Montparnasse, a five-minute walk from Sar…
Lynn Melnick reads a Sharon Olds poem about finding sensuality in unlikely places.
Cooking up recipes drawn from the works of various writers.
Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, Jason Alexander, Charlotte Rampling, Danez Smith, Sarah Manguso, Salman Rushdie, Molly Ringwald, Jenny Slate, Devendra Banhart, and more
Weeks after her death I came to the garden window