In 1963, a sixteen-year-old sent a survey to 150 well-known authors asking them about symbolism in their works, its intentionality, and their responses to people reading symbolism where it is sometimes unintended. The great part is that he received 75 responses, including people like Ray Bradbury, John Updike, Isaac Asimov, and Ayn Rand. 65 responses survive.

Document: The Symbolism Survey | The Paris Review

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