Being alone, free of distraction, can be both a writer’s dream and a nightmare.
At The Paris Review, Megan Mayhew Bergman looks to history to define what makes an adventurous woman.
Megan Mayhew Bergman explores how women, often excluded from adventure narratives, carve out their own heroic space.
“It makes sense that a person would come from another culture and do their poems, because everybody at Elko thinks they’re from another culture.”
At The Paris Review, writer and creative director Glenn O’Brien narrates the comic struggle of artists who decide to go into advertising.
“Her anger suddenly dissipated and was replaced again by longing.”
In 1970, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) sat down for an interview with The Paris Review just months before abandoning his campaign for president, running as the Chilean Communist Party candidate. American author Rita Guibert conducted the interview at Neruda’s home in Isla Negra, just south of Valparaiso: Oh, there is no advice to give to […]
The author’s 1992 interview with poet Edward Hirsch.
INTERVIEWER Do you think female fiction is constitutionally weak? FERRANTE Not at all. I’m talking about my adolescent anxieties. For obvious historical reasons, women’s writing has a less dense and varied tradition than male writing, but it has extremely high points and also an extraordinary foundational value—just think of Jane Austen. The twentieth century, besides, […]
An intimate recollection of a Beat legend.