The loose feel to the interviews also allows the luminaries’ personalities to shine through. Evelyn Waugh speaks of his dislike for Faulkner from his bed, while John Cheever admits to being addicted to cutting down trees with a chainsaw.
Other interviewees include: Ralph Ellison, Norman Mailer, Jean Rhys, Raymond Carver, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and Joyce Carol Oates.
The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. III is currently available.