86.20

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“‘The Writer’s Imagination and the Imagination of the State’: Two Views.” New York Review of Books, 13 February, 23–25. Consists of Mailer’s 12 January address at the opening of the PEN Congress, and Nadine Gordimer’s statement given on 13 January at the PEN Congress’s panel, “How Does the State Imagine?” See George Steiner’s criticism of the theme: “Language Under Surveillance: The Writer and the State,” New York Times Book Review, 12 January, 12, 36. See 85.1, 85.2, 85.6, 85.8, 85.9 and 1986 entries.