86.27a

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“The Political-Literary Complex.” Article by Carol Iannone. Commentary, June, 64–67. A thoughtful retrospective overview of the PEN conference, with an emphasis on its contentious atmosphere: “Scarcely could a discussion of literature proceed for more than a quarter of an hour, it seemed, without turning sharply and decisively political. Brief excerpt from Mailer’s opening speech are given. See 85.1, 85.2, 85.6, 85.8, 85.9 and 1986 entries.