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Gore Vidal : writer against the grain

作者: Jay Parini
出版商: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1992.
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Gore Vidal, known for such best-sellers as The City and the Pillar, Burr, Lincoln, and Myra Breckenridge, is a household name. The controversial Vidal ran for Congress in 1960, and set sparks flying with his public debates challenging William F. Buckley and Norman Mailer. Although one of America's most admired and prolific writers, Vidal has been steadfastly ignored or impugned by many critics. This is partly owing  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Criticism, interpretation, etc
提及的人: Gore Vidal; Gore Vidal
文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Jay Parini
ISBN: 0231072082 9780231072083 0231072090 9780231072090
OCLC系統控制編碼: 25009405
描述: viii, 321 p. ; 24 cm.
内容: Gore Vidal : the writer and his critics / Jay Parini --
Imagining Vidal / Italo Calvino --
Williwaw : Gore Vidal's first novel / David Price --
The city and the pillar as gay fiction / Claude J. Summers --
Gore Vidal : the entertainer / Bernard F. Dick --
The Vidalian manner : The judgment of Paris, Two sisters, Kalki / Robert F. Kiernan --
A note on Vidal's Messiah / Alan Cheuse --
The fiction of history in Gore Vidal's Messiah / Heather Neilson --
Vidal as playwright : in gentlest heresy / Ray Lewis White --
Vidal's satiric voices / William H. Pritchard --
Living appropriately : Vidal and the essay / Samuel F. Pickering --
On Gore Vidal : wit and the work of criticism / Robert Boyers --
Vidal as essayist : the man who has everything / Thomas M. Disch --
Gore Vidal : private eye / Stephen Spender --
My o my o Myra / Catharine R. Stimpson --
The Romanitas of Gore Vidal / James Tatum --
The central man : on Gore Vidal's Lincoln / Harold Bloom --
Vidal's Empire / Richard Poirier --
Babylon revisited / Louis Auchincloss. (cont.) America and the Vidal chronicles / Donald E. Pease --
An interview with Gore Vidal / Jay Parini.
責任: edited by Jay Parini.
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This collection of critical essays attempts to construct a comprehensive portrait of Vidal's writings and to determine why his work has been underestimated. It includes an interview with Vidal in  再讀一些...

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