Paris Review interview archives

The Paris Review has placed its complete archive of author interviews, previously almost impossible to find in electronic form, available online for free. The storied interview series began in 1953 with “E. M. Forster, The Art of Fiction No. 1” and continues through “Michel Houellebecq, The Art of Fiction No. 206.”

The collection can be browsed by name or by decade.

Though most interviews are with Anglophone writers, a sizeable amount are with canonical 20th century figures from the Romance languages such as Italo Calvino, François Mauriac, Alberto Moravia, Georges Simenon, Jorge Luis Borges, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Blaise Cendrars, Jean Cocteau, Simone de Beauvoir, Pablo Neruda, Julio Cortazar, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Eugene Ionesco, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Manuel Puig, Marguerite Yourcenar, Yves Bonnefoy, Camilo José Cela, Primo Levi, Mario Vargas Llosa, Octavio Paz, José Saramago, Umberto Eco, Jorge Semprún, Luisa Valenzuela, and more.

blogged on The Resource Shelf on 10/24/10