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  • Authors Perspective
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    Author's Perspective

    Author and literary theorist Eco talked about his writing, his interpreters and his readers. After his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience. He has written The Name of the Rose,…

  • End of the Century
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    End of the Century

    Mr. Wolfe, who was working on his latest novel, A Man In Full, spoke about the intellectual environment in the United States since 1945. He emphasized that the two main influences on the…

  • Literature at the End of the 20th Century
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    Literature at the End of the 20th Century

    Several authors discussed the best and worst aspects of 20th century literature and prospects for the future. They focused on several issues, including the impact of technologies such as…

  • Freedom to Write
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    Freedom to Write

    As part of an international conference on the freedom to write, participants discussed the dangers and importance of free expression of ideas around the world. They also shared personal…