In this 1950 speech given at a Books and Authors Luncheon, W. Somerset Maugham lays out his surprisingly detailed plan for a foreign academy to promote the growth of American literature.
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Clark talks about his experience during World War 2, including stories about a dog and General Patton.
Van Doren introduces Kimbrough, who talks about her latest book, "The Innocents from Indiana" ...