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“There is every reason why writers should try to recover the kind of connection that they used to have with moral questions” —Saul Bellow

An isolated recording of Saul Bellow speaking at the 1966 PEN International Congress addressing a number of topics and tropes. Speaking on the influence, possibilities, and relationship of intellectuals toward technology—including a particularly dystopian flavor—as well as the “literary intellectual” class subverting and appropriating literature for their own uses. He explores the notion of the “mental life” and the world of ideas and information.