Founded in Paris by Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton in 1953, The Paris Review began with a simple editorial mission: “Dear reader,” William Styron wrote in a letter in the inaugural issue, “The Paris Review hopes to emphasize creative work—fiction and poetry—not to the exclusion of criticism, but with the aim in mind of merely removing criticism from the dominating place it holds in most literary magazines . . . The Paris Review should welcome these people into its pages: the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe-grinders. So long as they're good.”
The Paris Review Holiday Auction: Dec 1-11
Find the perfect, one-of-a-kind present—for even the trickiest loved ones, or for you!—at The Paris Review's Holiday Auction.
We offer Leanne Shapton's original illustrations for Roberto Bolano's The Third Reich. A week at the Styrons' guest house in Martha’s Vineyard. Signed copies of classic Paris Reviews. A lunch date and (optional!) book discussion with your favorite Paris Review editor, plus theater tickets, a catered dinner for eight, and much more.
The auction ends December 11. Place your bids and support America's premiere literary magazine.
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