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George Plimpton

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George Plimpton, the originator of "participatory journalism," is the editor of The Paris Review. His books include Paper Lion, Out of My League, The Bogey Man, Open Net, The Curious Case of Sidd Finch, and, most recently, The X Factor. He lives in New York City.

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Beat Writers at Work

Written by Paris Review
Edited by George Plimpton
Introduction by Richard Moody


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 16, 1999
Price: $19.00

Edited by George Plimpton, and with an introduction by Rick Moody, this collection of interviews with the Beat Writers grants writers of prose, poetry, and literary critics an in-depth look into one of the most famous literary tribes of the century. The Beats, with their mix of talent, bravado, and insight... Read more >

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Playwrights at Work

Written by Paris Review
Edited by George Plimpton
Introduction by John Lahr


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 30, 2000
Price: $23.00

This third volume in Modern Library’s Paris Review: Writers at Work series gives the student a chance to study the words and opinions of some of the most important and compelling playwrights of our time. The interviews collected here range in date from 1956 to 1997 and in personality from Tennessee... Read more >

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Truman Capote
In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintences and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career
Written by George Plimpton


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 10, 1998
Price: $16.95

Using the oral biography style that made his Edie (with Jean Stein) a bestseller, literary lion George Plimpton blends the voices of Truman Capote's friends, lovers, and colleagues into a captivating and highly readable biographical narrative. Katherine Graham, Lauren Bacall, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Lee Radziwill, John Huston, John Knowles, William... Read more >
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