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Friday, December 16, 2005

The DNA of Literature

The Paris Review brings you The DNA of Literature: The Paris Review - Interviews.

Welcome to the DNA of literature—over 50 years of literary wisdom rolled up in 300+ Writers-at-Work interviews, now available online-- free. Founder and former Editor George Plimpton dreamed of a day when anyone -- a struggling writer in Texas, an English teacher in Amsterdam, even a subscriber in Central Asia -- could easily access this vast literary resource; with the establishment of this online archive that day has finally come. Now, for the first time, you can read, search, and download any or all of these in-depth interviews with poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, critics, musicians, and more, whose work set the compass of twentieth-century writing, and continue to do so into the twenty-first.

The interviews come, sorted by decade and by author. Each has a snippet followed by a PDF download. You'll need to download the latest version of Adobe Reader, if you don't already have a copy.

Release dates for DNA of Literature PDFs:

1950s: Online Now
1960s: Online Now
1970s: Online Now
1980s: December, 2005
1990s: February, 2006
2000s: April, 2006

How cool is that?

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