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Selected Essays

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Selected Essays by Gore Vidal

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Vidal has a fierce, uncontaminated sense of what's right and wrong, and he expresses his most intimate opinions fearlessly' John Simpson, Daily Mail This new selection brings together the best of Gore Vidal's essays, comment and criticism from his fifty-year writing career. With mercurial intelligence and often courageous - and outrageous! - forthrightness, Vidal explores his keystone subjects: primarily the worlds of literature and US politics; but also showbiz, sexuality and modern manners. His gaze ranges from the fiction of Calvino and Updike to the politics of pornography to the Clinton and Bush administrations, America post-September 11 and contemporary imperial ambitions. These essays are a witty and brilliant assessment of our times from the most memorable of American literary masters.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349120454
ISBN-10: 0349120455
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 133mm x 32mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gore Vidal

GORE VIDAL the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, numerous screenplays, more than two hundred essays, and the critically lauded PALIMPSEST: A MEMOIR. He lives in California.

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