Books: Questions & Authors

WRITERS AT WORK: THE PARIS REVIEW INTERVIEWS, introduced by Van Wyck Brooks. 368 pages. Viking. $6.50.

Tired of listening to critics argue with each other in the pages of the little magazines, five young Americans founded the Paris Review ten years ago on the proposition that they would let the authors speak for themselves. This selection, the second to be issued in book form, contains detailed interviews with 14 major writers, six of them poets. Armed with tape recorders and probing questions the interviewers ranged the U.S. and Europe, talking to Lawrence Durrell...

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