Object Lessons from The Paris Review, Where Writers Present Some of Their Favorite Short Stories from Other Writers (Book Acquired, 6.11.2012)


Okay: This one is really cool: Object Lessons features a bunch of short stories, some you may have read, each with a short lead-in (two-five pages) by another writer. So, we get Jeffrey Eugenides on Denis Johnson, or Ben Marcus on Donald Barthelme, or Lydia Davis on Jane Bowles, or Ali Smith on Lydia Davis. You know what, let me just share the table of contents (review down the line):




  1. writingisl0ve · June 12, 2012

    Ah, this is so amazing!


  2. Wieldling · June 12, 2012

    Jane Bowles!


  3. Brooks · June 12, 2012

    This looks amazing. I kinda want to read that Thomas Glynn story now


  4. seymourblogger · June 12, 2012



  5. ccllyyddee · June 12, 2012

    I looked for this issue on the RSS and went to Paris Review and searched it and couldn’t find it. Came back here and read that it is to be an October 2012 issue. Without an actual subscription, will these stories be available on my free Paris Review RSS? Denis Johnson’s (Train?) story is not available from the past issue.


    • Biblioklept · June 12, 2012

      Hi, Clyde,

      To clarify, this will be a stand-alone book published by Picador, not an actual issue of the Paris Review.


  6. Biblioklept · June 12, 2012

    Oh, and, in general—this book is rad.


  7. kingofrance · June 12, 2012

    I’m stoked. It’s nice to see that this is not just more logrolling.


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