George Plimpton at the Helm of The Paris Review

George Plimpton was famous for shaping one of the country's most prestigious literary magazines, all while keeping it fun. He encouraged his young staff and created an informal community with plenty of apartment parties and sports activities. Robert Silvers of The New York Review of Books calls Plimpton "a ringmaster of a little circus."
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