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  • Censorship and Political Correctness Panel
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    Censorship and Political Correctness Panel

    The members of the panel discussed controversies about books in which they had been involved and other incidents about political correctness issues. William Styron is the author of The Confessions of Nat…

  • Random House 75th Anniversary
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    Random House 75th Anniversary

    Random House author William Styron and editor Robert Loomis were interviewed about their work, their friendship, and their history with the publishing house. The pair shared stories about Random House…

  • Role and Responsibility of Writers
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    Role and Responsibility of Writers

    Mr. Styron led a discussion of the responsibility of writers during wartime. The panelists talked about the issue of censorship (both government and academic), the impact of writers on the…

  • emHuckleberry Finnem in the 1990s
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    Huckleberry Finn in the 1990s

    In a panel discussion to celebrate a new edition of Huckleberry Finn which contains previously unpublished portions of the manuscript, participants discussed the literary and historical…

  • War and Racism in American Culture
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    War and Racism in American Culture

    Mr. Styron discussed war and racism in American literature and culture. Following his remarks, Mr. Heller and Mr. Vonnegut who are also veterans of World War II, answered questions from…

  • Depression Issues
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    Depression Issues

    Panelists discussed their personal bouts with clinical depression. They noted problems with diagnosis and discussed the treatment and recovery process.

  • Bureaucracy and War
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    Bureaucracy and War

    Several authors who were also World War II veterans and faculty members discussed the bureaucratic role in war. They also reflected on their personal experiences during the war. Mr.…

  • Bork Nomination Day 7 Part 3
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    Bork Nomination Day 7, Part 3

    Witnesses testified against the United States Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork. Several senators criticized Judge Bork’s views on freedom of speech and freedom of literary expression.