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(10/02/2008) Homage To Daniel Shays by Gore Vidal. New York. 1972. Random House. keywords: Literature America Essays. 451 pages. Jacket design by Irving Bogen. 0394482107. December 1972.

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   For the first time the essays of Gore Vidal are available in one volume. The range of subjects is wide: Nixon, pornography, the Kennedys, Tarzan, Mishima, drugs, Eleanor Roosevelt, the French, New Novel, Suetonius, the American empire. The essays have been arranged in the order in which they were written over the last two decades. Some are already well known; others have never before been collected. Acknowledged master of the essay as a literary form, Vidal continues to display that 'sort of well-informed aloofness' which, according to Time Magazine, 'is the secret of the Vidal all-purpose style. He writes about live people rather as if they were dead and dead people rather as if they were alive.'

 

 

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