86.30

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“Penned In.” Article by Richard Stern. Photographs by Inge Morath. Critical Inquiry 13 (autumn), 1–32; cover photographs of Mailer, Stern, Secretary of State Shultz and Grace Paley. Long first-person account of the major public (and some of the private) debate and discussion at the PEN Congress. Stern gives the best report on Shultz’s speech on the opening day of the PEN Congress, and the only one on Mailer’s argument (with Saul Bellow as witness) with E.L. Doctorow. See 85.1, 85.2, 85.6, 85.8, 85.9 and 1986 entries.