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Premiere Issue

Issue #1, Spring 1999

Welcome to our house. Let us show you around the pad. The name Tin House comes from our Portland office, a Victorian house literally covered in tin, a strangely arresting landmark, a Modigliani in a neighborhood of Hoppers. Tin House is a similar oddity, a literary magazine with a mission to be readable, even interesting. We're a bi-coastal, international magazine with contributing editors scattered from San Francisco to Santiago, from Edinburgh to New York. Tin House is a haven for writers and readers who are unconcerned with the latest or the trendiest, a safe house for the most provocative and engaging writing. Along with poetry and fiction, look for regular columns on food and drink, pilgrimages to the sacred and profane, profiles and interviews with literary and non-literary heroes, satire, and a section from writers to champion their favorite underappreciated authors and out-of-print books, as well as portfolios from visionary photographers and artists. Our staff and contributors are geographically scattered, varied in their interests, but united by the conviction that good writing can change your life, that authentic writing is still the purest form of intellectual engagement.

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Ron Carlson

THE CLICKER AT TIPS • I was gladdened to be wrong, sitting there so wrong, waiting for this fine young man.

Stuart Dybek

FICTION • I wanted to tell you a story without telling the story.

David Foster Wallace

ON HIS DEATHBED, HOLDING YOUR HAND, THE ACCLAIMED NEW YOUNG OFF-BROADWAY PLAYWRIGHT'S FATHER BEGS A BOON • Listen: I did despise him. I do.

James Kelman

YEH, THESE STAGES • ...on a sort of downside keel, no wind, just drifting about with the sails slack, not knowing fuck all...

Christina Chiu

Fiction
TROUBLEMAKER

Michael Hainey

Poetry
AUTUMN COMES TO CHICAGO

Nuar Alsadir

THE CLOSET

Charles Simic

STAND-IN
BIBLE LESSON
INTERROGATING MR. WORM

C.K. Williams

TENDER
THE POET

Agha Shahid Ali

LENOX HILL

Joanna Goodman

COMING OF AGE

Philip Fried

FUR PIECE
INDIAN SUMMER AT SPRING LAKE

Ales Debeljak, trans. Christopher Merrill

WOMAN'S SHADOW
HOMECOMING

Anne-Marie Levine

FIRST WIFE

Christopher Merrill

PETER MATTHIESSEN: UNLETTERED ELOQUENCE; THE LOST RIVER TRILOGY • The last word on the epic trilogy by the acclaimed writer and adventurer.

Alberto Fuguet

ARIEL DORFMAN: CONFESSIONS OF AN UNREPENTANT EXILE • The prominent young Chilean novelist during the week of Pinochet's arrest in London.

Rachel Kadish

REPARATIONS SPOKEN HERE? • In a quest for fiscal and psychic reparations, the novelist returns to Poland with family members who survived the Holocaust.

Rick Moody

FRACTAL LOVE OF BRIAN ENO • The author of The Ice Storm and Purple America creates an Eno-inspired computer program to shuffle his impressions and homages to the musician whose work transcends categorization.

Angelica Garnett

THE HOURS • The niece of Virginia Woolf, on Michael Cunningham's Woolf-inspired novel The Hours.

Richard McCann

THE RESURRECTIONIST • The shadow life of the author's donated liver.

Ariel Dorfman

ON ROMAN POLANSKI'S ON-SET OBSESSIONS • The author watches Planski's painstaking preparation for filming the adaptation of Dorfman's second play 'Death and the Maiden.'

Francine Prose

ON REBECCA WEST'S NUREMBERG TRIAL COVERAGE, Greenhouse for Cyclamens

Fran Gordon

ON CULT SHORT STORY WRITER KATE BRAVERMAN

Helen Schulman

ON JEROME BADANES'S LOST CLASSIC The Final Opus of Leon Solomon

Rachel Resnick

ON NELL DUNN'S 60's BRIT ROMP, Up the Junction

Jim Lewis

ON THE LBJ-INSPIRED The Gay Life

David Gates

ON THE WILD SURVIVALIST TRACT Possum Living

Colette Rossant

GRANDMAMAN'S POKER DAY • An excerpt from the noted Egyptian/French food writer's 'Memories of a Lost Egypt; A Memoir with Recipes.'

George Kalogerakis

TIN HOUSE'S NEXT TEN (OR SO) YEARS • The fantastic future of Tin House