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Jessamyn West on an Author's Responsibility to Her Readers

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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"Dear Reader," Jessamyn West pointedly addresses her audience at this 1960 Book and Authors Luncheon. She then goes on to explore the relationship between an author and her reading public, noting how Victorian novelists felt no qualms in responding to the emotional needs and moral judgments of their audience, whereas today's writers barely acknowledge the reader. Indeed, it is only the Beatniks, "those brave bearded boys," who are willing to admit out loud how "dear" their readers are to them.

 

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Perle Mesta, Jessamyn West, and Sir Pierson Dixon

Monday, April 11, 1960

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Van Doren introduces important guests. Drawing for free books. Introduces Dolbier, who introduces Mesta.


Mesta, a well-known socialite and Woman of the Year for 1960, talks about her auto-biography, "Perle," and ...

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National Association of Authors : The Writer's Position in America

Sunday, June 23, 1957

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Opens with remarks by Clifton Fadiman. Followed by historian Bruce Catton, author of several books on the Civil War including "A Stillness at Appomattox" and "This Hallowed Ground." Catton speaks about ...

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