The Paris Review, issue 234 (Fall 2020)

November 1, 2020
The Paris Review, issue 234 (Fall 2020)

The world's preeminent literary magazine.The Paris Review publishes the best fiction, poetry, art, andessays from new and established voices, and the Writers at Workinterviews offer some of the most revealing self-portraits inliterature.Enrique Vila-Matas on the Art of Fiction: “Literature is amirror with the capacity, like some clocks, to run ahead of time.”Antonella Anedda on the Art of Poetry: “I write to intensifyreality and at the same time to undermine it.”Fiction by Lydia Davis, Shirley Hazzard, and EloghosaOsunde.Poetry by Margaret Atwood, Emma Hine, Yusef Komunyakaa, NicoleSealey, and Gerald Stern.A portfolio by Troy Michie.Table of ContentsFiction Rabih Alameddine The July War Patrick Barrett Saint Cuthbert’s Incorruptible Body Lydia Davis Improving My German Lydia Davis An Incident on the Train Lydia Davis What You Can Get for Some of Your Turnips Lydia Davis The Left Hand Lydia Davis Three Musketeers Lydia Davis Tantrums Shirley Hazzard & Brigitta Olubas An Unpublished Story Thomas McGuane Slant Six Eloghosa Osunde Good Boy Aysegul Savas Layover Shanteka Sigers A Way with BeaInterviewAntonella Anedda The Art of Poetry No. 109Enrique Vila-Matas The Art of Fiction No. 247PoetryMargaret Atwood Winter VacationsRohan Chhetri Mezza VoceRohan Chhetri New Delhi in WinterRohan Chhetri King’s FeederyJohn Lee Clark Line of DescentWyn Cooper Message in a BottleEmma Hine CassandraEmma Hine Young RelicsDavid Kirby My Girlfriend Killed James BrownYusef Komunyakaa WheelchairElizabeth Metzger The Witching HourCheswayo Mphanza At David Livingstone’s StatueCheswayo Mphanza Frame SixNicole Sealey Pages 5–8Jeffrey Skinner The CloudJeffrey Skinner The MansionGerald Stern Bare BonesPortfolioTroy Michie New and Recent Work