Doctorow, who met him around this time, remembers him having the intellect of an adult.
Indeed, Doctorow has long been doing just this for a long time.
I mentioned to Doctorow that I particularly enjoyed this fanciful invention on his part.
For Doctorow, the brain could stand for free creation and the mind represent forms and genres.
Doctorow famously said that writing a novel is like driving at night—you can see about as far as your headlights shine.