This reel contains John Ratté speaking at the University of Denver on May 12, 1969 as part of the English Department Lecture Series. The recording begins after the introduction. There is no way of knowing how much of the lecture may have been cut out. The overarching theme of his lecture is the bourgeois intellectual in France. Ratté discusses prominent French authors in the early 20th century including Jean-Paul Sartre, Roger Martin du Gard, among others. Much of Ratté's discussion focuses on the impact of French politics on French authors and literature in general. The recording ends prior to the conclusion of the lecture.
Total run time: 1:08:07