The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms
An unusual and ingenious anthology offers a collection of short stories, novellas, poetry, and other concise pieces that are designed to provide the perfect reading material for a commute, ride in an elevator, or short trip, with pieces by such contributors as Mary Robison, Denis Johnson, Michael Chabon, Marilyn Hacker, Robert Pinsky, and other notables. Original. 25,000 first printing.
The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms is the ultimate, and perfect, theme-anthology. It's theme is the reader. Everyday we must live through moments of waiting--to get from one place to the next, from one appointment to another, for something to happen. This ingeniously useful compendium offers reading material to fill those gray moments with beauty, wonder, insight, and emotion. Organized by the time that the reader has available at that moment, the anthology provides a poem for that elevator ride to the lawyer's office; a short story for the thirty-minute commute; a novella for the three-hour plane ride. As ever, The Paris Review provides work from only the best writers of the last three generations.
Among those to appear:
- Mary Robison
- Denis Johnson
- Michael Chabon
- Marilyn Hacker
- Robert Pinsky
- and many more.
Blackwell North Amer
The Paris Review book for Planes, Trains, Elevators, and Waiting Rooms relieves the age-old nuisance called waiting. Waiting to get from A to B. For your name to be called in the nephrologist's office. For the elevator to arrive, the plane to land, the subway to move. This anthology, arranged by length of entry, collects some of the work published in The Paris Review since 1953. Where once you were passed out at the DMV, you now have a novella by Rick Moody. Likewise for the endless commute, a short story by Philip Roth. There's even something to enliven that long lift to the penthouse: poems by Jamaica Kincaid as you ascend.
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