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Book by Vidal Gore
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A definitive anthology of the writings of Gore Vidal combines a selection of his most famous essays, previously unpublished letters, short stories, all of Myra Breckenridge, and excerpts from such novels as Julian, Burr, Lincoln, and others. 25,000 first printing.Nota de la solapa:
d size of Gore Vidal's literary achievement is remarkable. He is a master of the historical novel, in which he has explored American history, ancient history, and the history of religion. He has developed his own style of science fiction combined with satire, and in the books he refers to as his "inventions" he writes cautionary tales about sex, politics, art, and philosophy. He is at once a contrarian, a wise man, and a romantic. He is also wickedly funny, and often outrageous. All of these qualities are evident in his essays, which deal with things about which he feels passionately.
He writes about other writers--Tennessee Williams, Henry James, Montaigne, Edmund Wilson--and about public life, and his own life, which has been complicated and rich. This collection (the only single volume that includes both Vidal's fiction and his essays) contains two complete long works--Myra Breckinridge, perhaps his most famous novel, and The Best Man, a play about the American presidency. Th
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Descripción Random House, 1999. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0679457461
Descripción Random House. Hardcover. Condición: New. 0679457461 New Condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: NEW7.0258593