Interviews and Articles


Mary Duncan, the publisher of the Paris Writers Press, is a contributor to the Huffington Post. Please see her articles related to writers and literature at            

“Monsieur Nicholas on the Ile Saint-Louis” was written by David Burke, the author of Writers in Paris: Literary Lives in the City of Light. His article provides some insights into the life of Nicholas Edme Rétif de la Bretonne, the author of The Pornographer or Prostitution Reformed (1769), which the Paris Writers Press will be publishing in 2018.

“Parisian of the Month: Mary Duncan”                                                                               July 26, 2016 | I Prefer Paris

Interview of Mary Duncan by Richard Nahem


Huffington Post Articles
by Mary Duncan

“Austryn Wainhouse: The Anonymous Translator of “O.”
July 30, 2015  |  Huffington Post
by Mary Duncan

Reference Notes

Reference Notes for “Austryn Wainhouse: The Anonymous Translator of “O.”
July 30, 2015   Huffington Post

Seaver, Richard.  The Tender Hour of Twilight.  Paris in the ’50’s, New York in the ’60s” A Memoir of Publishing’s Golden Age. Ed. Jeannette Seaver. New York:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. Print.  For Wainhouse see pages 59-61, 74, 186, 196-7, 360.
Story of O.  See pages 353 – 365.
St. Jorre, John de.  The Good Ship Venus:  The Erotic Voyage of the Olympia Press and It’s Writers.  London: Hutchinson. 1994.  See pages 220,  209-240.
Wyngaard, Amy S.  Bad Books, Retif de la Bretonne, Sexuality, and Pornography. University of Delaware Press, 2012.

A special thank you to Debrorah Clayton Wainhouse, who was interviewed on several occasions. She provided access to his journals and correspondence.

These references for Austryn Wainhouse are now at the Syracuse University
Special Collections Library.  See Boxes 8 – 11 for Diaries. See Box Six for correspondence with Richard Seaver.