This is the sort of thing that people have Tumblrs for now, I know. Just pretend this is a Tumblr post, okay? Because I find this sentence from the introduction to the Paris Review’s Art of Fiction interview with James Thurber so delightful I am compelled to share:
“Opening the interview with a long history of the bloodhound, Thurber was only with some difficulty persuaded to shift to a discussion of his craft.”
If you haven’t yet been spelunking in the Paris Review’s extraordinary archive of several decades’ worth of interviews, you are Missing. Out.