Posted on April 6, 2015
"Of course, New York is a series of small towns, isn’t it? You get to know your neighborhood and the people. It’s amazing, you know. I guess it’s not the same kind of closeness—you don’t day by day know as you do in a small town—but certain experiences happen in cities and small towns and they’re very much similar, really. The outer coating may be different, but the human heart is almost the same..."
This conversation between Horton Foote and Frank Rich, part of a collaboration between 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center and The Paris Review
, was recorded live at 92Y on March 28, 1996. We are able to share this recording thanks to a generous gift in memory of Christopher Lightfoot Walker, longtime friend of the Poetry Center and The Paris Review
. An interview with Foote has not yet appeared in The Paris Review