Seymour Epstein: The Commitment of the Novelist (Reel 1 / Side 1)
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This reel contains Seymour Epstein speaking at the University of Denver on May 26 1969 as part of the English Department Lecture Series. He begins his lecture by discussing his time during World War 2 and his admiration for Ernest Hemingway. This leads Epstein into a discussion of politics and the novel. The discussion of politics and the novel continues for the duration of the lecture. During this discussion Epstein makes the claim that an author's environment affects the thought and writing of their work.Total run time: 52:38