The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal

The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal

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Gore Vidal—novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialist—is 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 forays into criticism, reviewing, political commentary, memoir, portraiture, and, occasionally, unfettered score settling. Among them are such classics as "The Top Ten Best-Sellers," “Dawn Powell: The American Writer,” “Theodore Roosevelt: An American Sissy," "Pornography," and "The Second American Revolution.” Edited and introduced by Gore Vidal's literary executor, Jay Parini, 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.



Baker & Taylor
A definitive compilation of literary essays by a master of the form features twenty-three classic examples of his outstanding work, including political commentary, memoir, criticism, and literary reviews.

Baker
& Taylor

A definitive compilation of literary essays by a master of the form features twenty-three classic examples of his outstanding work, including political commentary, memoir, criticism, literary reviews, and more in such classic essays as "The Top Ten Best Sellers," "Theodore Roosevelt: American Sissy," "Pornography," and "The Second American Revolution." 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385524841
0385524846
Characteristics: xvii, 458 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Parini, Jay

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It is hard to describe a book that is itself a description, and that is what ‘Tricks’ is – a flat, matter-of-fact description of how the narrator meets the tricks, what each says to the other, where they go, how the rooms are furnished, and what the men do. One of the tricks is nuts; a number are very hairy—the narrator has a Decterian passion for the furry; there is a lot of anal and banal sex as well as oral and floral sex. Frottage flows.

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