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From the archive: in Wells Tower’s story “The Brown Coast,” a man keeps an aquarium to fight his loneliness.

On Wells Tower’s Story “The Brown Coast”

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The deal Victor Hugo struck for ‘Les Misérables’ was worth an unprecedented 213 pounds of gold:

How ‘Les Misérables’ Made the Biggest Deal in Publishing History

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“You just have to pay attention to what’s discarded, or disregarded.” —Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith: “Portraits, Celestial Bodies, and Fairy Tales”

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Angela Carter found America to be “a nation entirely without voluptuousness”:

Angela Carter’s Travels in America—and the End of Her Marriage

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Hemingway’s cash-strapped Italian publisher asked if he’d take payment in company stock—to their surprise, he did.

Ernest Hemingway, Venture Capitalist

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Hanging out by Chuck Berry’s pool—a great place to talk about music and the occult:

Poolside with Chuck Berry

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“The president of the United States proclaims America First. / He doesn’t know Mecca from Milan.”

Now: A Poem for Robert Silvers

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Meet the ten winners and read excerpts of their fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama.

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Whiting Awards

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We at The Paris Review will mourn Bob not just as a hero of American letters but as a beloved friend to this magazine.

Remembering Robert Silvers, 1929–2017

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“I’m not counting on a third first date. But I still think the vulture situation is a wonderful conversation starter.”

Sky Burial: How My First Date in Forty Years Ended in Disaster

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“Show me a bodybuilder and I’ll show you a guy with dad issues.” —Bob Paris, a bodybuilder

Muscle, Smoke, Mirrors: The Literature of Bodybuilding

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March 25 marks the downfall of Sauron.

There and Back Again

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What the staff of The Paris Review is reading this week!

Staff Picks: Proust, Sheepdogs, Lydia Davis, and More

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How Ernest Hemingway became a major shareholder of a Communist-owned Italian publishing house.

Ernest Hemingway, Venture Capitalist

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From the archive: in Wells Tower’s story “The Brown Coast,” a man keeps an aquarium to fight his loneliness.

On Wells Tower’s Story “The Brown Coast”

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“Deep in a cow’s soul is an existential rage, a hatred of its own cowness that generates a thirst for blood.”

Watch Yourself: The Cows Are Out for Blood

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The Obamas’ $65m book deal is impressive—but Victor Hugo remains the best-paid author of all time:

How ‘Les Misérables’ Made the Biggest Deal in Publishing History

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The Big Ears Festival begins today. Read our 2015 series “Big, Bent Ears: A Serial in Documentary Uncertainty” here:

Big, Bent Ears

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