Life in Letters: The Paris Review Pairs With Flipboard
Inside Flipboard / August 4, 2014
Originally conceived in the City of Lights, The Paris Review has become an institution for the world of arts and letters. Founded in 1953 by writer and journalist George Plimpton, the New York-based quarterly celebrates fiction, poetry, narrative non-fiction and the visual arts without prejudice—inside the Review’s hallowed pages, there is no distinction between everyday life and the life of the artist.
Nowhere is that more evident than in their excellent interview series. Giving writers a wide berth to talk about their own lives, the Review’s archive of conversations chart the course of over 50 years of introspection and self-analysis from some of literature’s leading minds: from the paradoxical Jorge Borges (“I don’t think ideas are important,”) to the polarizing Jonathan Franzen (“I like attention,”) the interviews stand as the “single most persistent acts of cultural conservation in the history of the world.”
As part of its mission to make literature accessible to all, The Paris Review brings its treasure trove of reads to Flipboard. Discover the art of fiction with just a tap: