Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) December 11, 2006
The Paris Review, home to rising literary stars and legends, has crossed the digital divide through a deal with EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). The literary standout has partnered with EBSCO to offer ongoing electronic access to the publication and The Paris Review's archive of more than 50 years of great writing, art and acclaimed author interviews. EBSCO is recognized as the leading provider of online research databases for universities and other institutions worldwide. The Paris Review, which has long been America's preeminent literary quarterly, will soon be available to libraries and other organizations via EBSCO's Humanities International Complete (HIC) database. All content from The Paris Review will be offered in HIC beginning with Volume 1, Issue 1 starting in 1953.
Paris Review Editor Philip Gourevitch says the deal allowing EBSCO to make The Paris Review available to its library customers is a testament to the periodical and EBSCO's presence in the marketplace. "The Paris Review has long been, simultaneously, a pioneer of new literary frontiers and a home to the old masters - and EBSCO, too, is a pioneer devoted to bringing the finest database services possible to libraries and other institutions world-wide. Our partnership with EBSCO will make The Paris Review's beloved archive available to thousands of readers, writers, and scholars of literature the world over." Gourevitch says making The Paris Review accessible is part of the literary journal's premise that "electronic access reflects our commitment to spreading the most timeless of pleasures, great writing, in the most complete and accessible format available."
Under the editorship of George Plimpton for its first fifty years, The Paris Review introduced many of the greatest contemporary writers to their first readers - publishing the earliest works of Philip Roth, V.S. Naipaul, Jack Kerouac, Ha Jin, Mona Simpson, and Jeffrey Eugenides. Its carefully crafted interviews with the literary masters are quite widely considered one of the great archival treasures of world literature. And the tradition continues under the editorship of Gourevitch, who was appointed The Paris Review's editor in 2005 following Plimpton's death. Writing of the revitalized magazine, the Washington Post recently declared: "It's better than ever."
Readers have been following up-and-coming writers since 1953 when The Paris Review was first introduced. Now, with electronic availability, scholars and library patrons have instant access to the past. Michael Laddin, Director of Business Development at EBSCO says, "By allowing users access to The Paris Review and its archive electronically, we can use the best of technology and further the reach of the writers celebrated in The Paris Review." Laddin adds, "We are excited to make such a distinguished and renowned publication available electronically to customers of Humanities International Complete and we look forward to a mutually beneficial long-term relationship with The Paris Review." EBSCO's Humanities International Complete database is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
About The Paris Review
Since its founding in 1953, The Paris Review has been America's preeminent literary quarterly dedicated to discovering and publishing the nest new voices in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The magazine's renowned Writers at Work series of interviews, whose early installments include legendary conversations with E. M. Forster, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway, is one of the world's great literary treasures. The interviews received a George Polk award and were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Among the more than three hundred interviewees are Robert Frost, Dorothy Parker, Norman Mailer, Marianne Moore, W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Susan Sontag, and Toni Morrison. Recent issues feature conversations with Salman Rushdie, Joan Didion, Peter Carey and Stephen King. The Paris Review was edited by George Plimpton until his death in 2003. In March 2005 Philip Gourevitch was named the magazine's new editor, and he has revitalized the quarterly in numerous ways: building a new editorial and business team and recommitting the magazine to publishing the most essential new writing and photography from America and abroad. The Paris Review, he says, is a "writers' magazine that is truly a readers' magazine" -- circulation has doubled on his watch. For more information, visit http://www.theparisreview.org.
About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 200 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of researchers worldwide at colleges and universities, elementary and secondary schools, public libraries, corporations, medical organizations and governmental institutions. The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search(tm), Business Source(r), CINAHL(r), DynaMed(tm), Literary Reference Center(tm), MasterFILE(tm), NoveList(r), SocINDEX(tm) and SPORTDiscus(tm) as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database(tm), EconLit, MEDLINE(r), MLA International Bibliography, PsycARTICLES(r) and PsycINFO(r). Databases are powered by EBSCOhost(r), the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: http://www.ebscohost.com.
EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.