What could be more appropriate than reading an interview in conjunction with a work (or works) by the interviewee? Hence, the TPR (The Paris Review) Challenge. I have challenged myself to read each of the 64 interviews alongside some work by the writer being interviewed. Here's the list I created at the start: (I will update the list with links as each one is completed.)
Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's and/or The Grass Harp
Saul Bellow - Henderson the Rain King or ...Augie March (both Modern Library Top-100)
Jorge Luis Borges - ??
Kurt Vonnegut - Deadeye Dick
James M. Cain - The Postman Always Rings Twice (ML Top100)
Rebecca West - The Fountain Overflows or ??
Robert Stone - Dog Soldiers
Robert Gottlieb - since he discovered and edited Heller's Catch-22, (another ML Top100 I haven't read), I'll probably read this, but he also has a non-fiction Forcing the Spring which sounds interesting
Richard Price - Clockers or ??
Billy Wilder - film - The Apartment
Jack Gilbert - Monolithos
Joan Didion - The Year of Magical Thinking
Graham Greene - The Heart of the Matter (ML Top100)
William Faulkner - reread The Sound and the Fury
Robert Lowell - collected poems
Isaac Bashevis Singer - collected stories ??
John Gardner - Nickel Mountain
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Love in the Time of Cholera
Philip Larkin - collected poems
William Gaddis - A Frolic of His Own (already on my TBR shelf)
Harold Bloom - Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds
Peter Carey - Parrot and Olivier in America (Booker longlist)
Ralph Ellison - Going to the Territory
Georges Simenon - ??
Isak Dinesen - Out of Africa
Evelyn Waugh - A Handful of Dust or Scoop (ML Top100s)
Harold Pinter - ??
John Cheever - The Wapshot Chronicles (ML Top100)
Joyce Carol Oates - ??
Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (ML Top 100)
Chinua Achebe - Anthills of the Savannah or No Longer at Ease
Ted Hughes - collected poems or children's books?
Jan Morris - Last Letters from Hav or essays
Martin Amis - Time's Arrow
Norman Mailer - The Naked and the Dead (ML Top100)
William Styron - Lie Down in Darkness (on my TBR shelf - will return to Styron last)
Marianne Moore - selected poems
Ezra Pound - The Cantos
Jack Kerouac - Desolation Angels or Visions of Cody
P. G. Wodehouse -??
John Ashbery - Notes from the Air or collected poems
Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint (ML Top100)
Maya Angelou - Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie (poems)
Stephen Sondheim - lyricist - Plautus farces with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
V. S. Naipaul - A House for Mr. Biswas or A Bend in the River (ML Top100s)