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Women Write

Quotes by female authors in “The Paris Review” (1950s–1990s)

By Nate Burgos

Literary magazine “The Paris Review” presents a stunning series of interviews with authors giving their opinions about writing. Attention here is focused on women who write, by order of appearance:

Dorothy Parker, Marianne Moore, Katherine Anne Porter, Lillian Hellman, Simone de Beauvoir, Eudora Welty, Jessamyn West, Marguerite Young, Joan Didion, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Drabble, P. L. Travers, May Sarton, Nadine Gordimer, Edna O’Brien, Rosamund Lehmann, Anita Brookner, Cynthia Ozick, Francine du Plessix Gray, Hortense Calisher, Marguerite Yourcenar, Elizabeth Spencer, Iris Murdoch, Margaret Atwood, Mary Lee Settle, Maya Angelou, Grace Paley, Amy Clampitt, Fran Lebowitz, P. D. James, Susan Sontag, Helen Vendler, Jeanette Winterson

This publication proudly displays the typefaces ATC Rosemary by Alex Sheyn for Avondale Type Co., and Harriet by OK Type.

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Nate Burgos is a designer for the Fortune 5,000,000 who strives to do thoughtful work. He runs Design Feast—his long-term project dedicated to creative culture—which writer Alissa Walker described as “a resource that’s hard to put down once you’ve dug in.”

Photograph by Matt Soria at CreativeMornings

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