Gore Vidalanovelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialistais 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.Half a hundred years agoa#39; I lived with my grandparents on a wooded hill not far from the ford. On summer days, my grandmother and I would walk down to the creek, careful to avoid the poison ivy that grew so luxuriously amid the crowdedanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal|
|Publisher||:||Vintage - 2008-06-17|