Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lorin Stein's 6 "Paris Review" book picks

Lorin Stein is the new editor of The Paris Review.

He named six books associated with the magazine's past. One title on the list.
A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter

Publishers are always wishfully describing things as “a novel of erotic obsession.” In 1968 George Plimpton was lucky enough to find the real deal for his fledgling Paris Review Editions—the story of an American man and a Frenchwoman, and a writer who can’t get their love affair out of his head.
Read about another book on the list.

A Sport and a Pastime also appears on Jeff Gordinier's list of five books that will make you question the wisdom of ever falling in love.

--Marshal Zeringue