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George Plimpton

George Plimpton (1927–2003) was the bestselling author and editor of more than thirty books, as well as editor of the Paris Review for its first fifty years. He wrote regularly for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television.


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Beat Writers at Work
Written by Paris Review, Edited by George Plimpton, Introduction by Richard Moody
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 1999
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75215-5 (0-375-75215-3)

From the pages of The Paris Review, a collection of interviews with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Ken Kesey, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and more
Edited by Paris Review co-founder George Plimpton, and with an introduction by Rick Moody, this anthology of “Writers at Work” interviews featuring the great figures of... Read more

Latin American Writers at Work
Written by Paris Review, Edited by George Plimpton, Contribution by Pablo Neruda, Translated by Ronald Christ, Introduction by Derek Walcott
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | March 2003
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77349-8 (0-679-77349-5)

The fourth book in the Modern Library’s Paris Review Writers at Work series, Latin American Writers at Work is a thundering collection of interviews with some of the most important and acclaimed Latin American writers of our time. These fascinating conversations were compiled from the annals of The Paris Review and... Read more

Playwrights at Work
Written by Paris Review, Edited by George Plimpton, Introduction by John Lahr
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2000
$23.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64021-9 (0-679-64021-5)

The third installment in the Modern Library's Paris Review "Writers at Work" series, this is an all-new gathering of interviews with the most important and compelling playwrights of our time. Their singular takes on their craft, their influences, their lives, the state of contemporary theater, and the tricks of the trade... Read more

Truman Capote
Written by George Plimpton
Anchor | Trade Paperback | November 1998
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-49173-0 (0-385-49173-5)

He was the most social of writers, and at the height of his career, he was the very nexus of the glamorous worlds of the arts, politics and society, a position best exemplified by his still legendary Black and White Ball. Truman truly knew everyone, and now the people who knew... Read more