The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal
Gore Vidalónovelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialistóis America's premier man of letters. No other living writer brings more sparkling wit, vast learning, indelible personality, and provocative mirth to the job of writing an essay.This long-needed volume comprises some twenty-four of his best-loved pieces of criticism, political commentary, memoir, portraiture, and, occasionally, unfettered score settling. It will stand as one of the most enjoyable and durable works from the hand and mind of this vastly accomplished and entertaining immortal of American literature.
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Review: The Selected Essays of Gore VidalUser Review - Rodrigo - Goodreads
Very good. Vidal is at his best in this genre. Unfortunately, some of them got old, especially the ones focused at american literature. Despite the great stories about "the glorious bird" which are ... Read full review
Review: The Selected Essays of Gore VidalUser Review - Michael Ryan - Goodreads
I attempted to read every essay in this book. I only managed to finish a couple of them. A lot of them were published in the New York Review of Books in the '60s and '70s. And all of their ... Read full review