Interviews | September 01, 1984
Playboy is a kind of heir to the old fashioned middle brow magazines of yore. Of the Saturday Evening Post. Of Colliers. Of the middle of the road story magazines. Which are probably the very first place that many people ever read a short story, ever read fiction at all. Playboystories have beginnings, middles, and ends. They have a kind of general appeal. They are not experimental. They are not terribly modern or forward reaching but they have real quality, or so I hope. When you consider how very formularized the women’s magazines tend to be,Playboy looks like the last resort of the solid well crafted “story” story that isn’t written to order. And many of the other magazines have gone a bit off track.
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