Wit v. wisecrack: Dorothy Parker on the Art of Fiction.
Jean Genet’s “A Thief’s Journal”: “My face is an oval, very pure; my nose is smashed, flattened by a punch in some forgotten fight. The look on my face is blasé, sad and warm, very serious.”
James Blake’s letters from prison.
Stories by Nadine Gordimer and Richard Yates. Poems by Richard Howard and James Wright.