This program comprises the second half of the first Esquire symposium held at Columbia University in 1958. Panelists in this, as they were in the previous program are Saul Bellow, Dorothy Parker, Leslie Fiedler, and Wright Morris. The topic under discussion is the role of the writer in America.
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Produced program with intro. Box says, "<br />Series of excerpts from both symposiums in 1958 and 1959. Wright Morris discusses the protected image of writers in America. Leslie Feidler describes his belief that many are freeloading opportunities for grants and other moneys for writers. Bellow asserts it is impossible to form ideas about what a writer must and must not do. Ellison doubted that academic experience corrupted the writer. Harris stated that academia can present dangers to writers."