Revised 'Paris Review' Attracts Critics

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Cover of the new 'Paris Review'

The content and focus of the new Paris Review has been questioned by some former editors.

The latest issue of The Paris Review is the first for a new editor, Philip Gourevitch. Some former editors say the quarterly is no longer loyal to the vision of its founder, the late George Plimpton.

Correction Oct. 15, 2005

NPR apologizes to 'The Paris Review' and Philip Gourevitch for this story. In the piece, we failed to allow Mr. Gourevitch any opportunity to answer former editors who questioned his stewardship of the magazine. In fact, the new 'Paris Review' includes six items — including a fiction debut by an American author, some works in translation, and poetry — that, in the view of NPR, uphold the vision of the literary magazine's founder, George Plimpton.

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