United States: essays : 1952-1992

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Random House, 1993 - Literary Collections - 1295 pages
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From the age of Eisenhower to the dawning of the Clinton era, Gore Vidal’s United States offers an incomparably rich tapestry of American intellectual and political life in a tumultuous period. It also provides the best, most sustained exposure possible to the most wide-ranging, acute, and original literary intelligence of the postWorld War II years. United States is an essential book in the canon of twentieth-century American literature and an endlessly fascinating work.


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Writer and public intellectual Gore Vidal left in his wake two major collections of his essays which I recently completed. After reading The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000, I then completed United ... Read full review

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UNITED STATES: Essays 1952-1992. (1993). Gore Vidal. ****. If anyone suspects that I didn't read all of the essays in this massive collection, he would be correct. The collection runs to 1271 pages ... Read full review

Contents

a Novel1sts and Cr1t1cs of the 1940s
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Logan Pearsall Sm1th Loves
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A Note on the Novel
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Copyright

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Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays and short stories, more than two hundred essays, and a memoir. His most recent novel is The Golden Age, and his new essay collection, The Last Empire: Essays 1993?2000, has just been published.


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