The Paris Review

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

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Famed participatory journalist George Plimpton (1927–2003) was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman, actor, and friend to many. Plimpton’s remarkable life is showcased in a documentary that is both a chronicle of one of the last century’s most intriguing characters, as well as a cinematic adaption of his nuanced and funny literary style. Using Plimpton’s own […]

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

George Plimpton, The Paris Review and American Masters

American Master George Plimpton co-founded The Paris Review and was the literary magazine’s editor for 50 years, from the first edition in 1953 to his death in September 2003. A masterstroke of The Paris Review was the “Art of Fiction” interview that examined the act of writing. According to Philip Gourevich, editor of The Paris Review […]

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

In Memoriam. Interview with Peter Matthiessen, Co-Founder of The Paris Review

Peter Matthiessen (May 22, 1927 – April 5, 2014) was a writer, novelist and naturalist who co-founded the prestigious literary magazine The Paris Review in 1953, along with George Plimpton (whom Matthiessen grew up with and recruited) and Harold L. Humes. In an interview he gave for Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself, Matthiessen fondly recollects […]