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The Paris Review

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Download the new app for The Paris Review and discover America's best loved and most influential literary magazine!

Features include:
• New issues in full
• Rare back issues
• New collections of archival material
• Our complete interview archive (FREE)
• The Paris Review Daily (FREE)

Founded by George Plimpton and friends in 1953, The Paris Review is America’s best loved and most influential literary magazine. In the early days, the Review discovered such writers as Philip Roth, Jack Kerouac, and Adrienne Rich. Later discoveries include Jim Carroll, Mona Simpson, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jay McInerney, Edward P. Jones, and David Foster Wallace, just to name a few.

Although the Review is known as a laboratory for new fiction and poetry, it is perhaps even more famous for its interview series: Writers at Work.

The Writers at Work series offers authors a rare opportunity to discuss their life and art at length; they have responded with some of the most revealing self-portraits in literature. Among the interviewees are Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Dorothy Parker, James Baldwin, Vladimir Nabokov, Joan Didion, and Jonathan Franzen. As Dwight Garner recently wrote in The NY Times, the Writers at Work series is “one of the single most persistent acts of cultural conservation in the history of the world.”

We at the Review have long held the standard for the printed word in all its forms. Today, the magazine and the Web site introduce people not only to the best in contemporary prose and poetry, but to our rich literary archive. As we approach our sixtieth anniversary, we are pleased to offer more ways than ever to share what we do: now, with a Paris Review app. Available on tablets and smart phones, the app will make our content easily available both to long-term lovers of the magazine and to those who will now be able to access it for the first time.

The Paris Review offers a one-year, four-issue subscription for $29.99, automatically renewed until canceled. Subscribers will also get the current issue at the time of subscription.

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What's New in Version 1.5

Performance enhancements and optimizations.


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Customer Reviews


Do not upgrade to version 1.5 if you are on an iPad Classic or are running iOS 5.1.1. Version 1.5 is not compatible with iOS 5 in spite of what the app store page says. Unless you buy a new iPad, you will lose access to your subscription.

TPR *always*

Great way to carry around all the interviews—can knock ’em out in my downtime. Oh yeah!


Been waiting a long time for this app to come to fruition and am not blown away by it. It's simply a link to their web page without any extra thought or innovation. That said, subscribers simply want a convenient method of reading the best literary journal ever published. Even in this area, unfortunately, the app falls short. The interface is, simply put, not user friendly. My two primary gripes are that the pages of the magazine are not sized properly and turning pages is difficult. Why would the developer not size the pages to fit the iPad screen? It almost fits, but there are a few lines on each page that must be scrolled to read. Silly, unpolished and not up to the standards of what The Paris Review should be. Readers of TPR are lovers of letters, obviously. Why, then, did the publisher not incorporate the best features that Apple developed for the iPad like the realism of turning a page? In its current state, page turning is laborious. It's difficult to grab and swipe and touching the arrow on the lower right of the screen is a game of skill as it moves continually on a disappearing menu bar. I truly wanted to end my print subscription and convert entirely to the iPad as I've done with the majority of my publications, but can't until some further thought is put into this app.

Update... May 10, 2013... TPR should look to Poetry magazine's new app in Newsstand. They've done a tremendous job utilizing iOS capabilities instead of forcing a website into an app. Poetry accomplished a fluid reading experience. The Paris Review MUST invest in a real app developer or risk losing digital subscribers.

Update... May 5, 2015... Just downloaded the update and took another look at the app after not opening it for two years. Pitiful... you still don't get it.

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  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 116 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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