Paris Review app places a wealth of information at your fingertips
Not every quarterly can boast a library's worth of material at the disposal of the everyman's fingertips, but the Paris Review is adding itself to the list of providers. The journal, founded in 1953 by literary polymath George Plimpton, has launched itself into the echelons of digitization with the release of a new app.
Lorin Stein, current editor of the Paris Review, tasked one of his tech-savvy staff members to create an app to compliment the magazine almost a year ago. What resulted was a vast computerized archive hardy enough for a palm-sized screen to handle. Features include access to back issues and an interview collection touting big-hitters like Ernest Hemingway. In addition to these items, those who download the app before October 21 will receive the next current issue with a complimentary blast from the past: the 1958 spring edition of the review, vaunting the works of Alberto Giacometti and an early short story by Philip Roth.
Although the app isn't free ($29.99 is the price of a year's subscription), current subscribers can download it here without any additional cost. An Android-compatible version is forthcoming.