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Matters of fact and of fiction : essays 1973-1976

Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of seventeen essays written between 1973 and 1976, dealing with fiction, politics, and the world in general.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gore Vidal
ISBN: 0394411285 9780394411286
OCLC Number: 2968580
Description: viii, 285 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: [1.] The matter of fiction: The top ten best sellers --
The great world and Louis Auchincloss --
Calvino's novels --
Professor V. Nabokov --
French letters: theories of the new novel --
The hacks of academe --
American plastic: the matter of fiction --
[2.] The matter of fact: Some memories of the glorious bird and a earlier self --
Contagious self-love --
The four generations of the Adams family --
President and Mrs. U.S. Grant --
West Point --
The art and arts of E. Howard Hunt --
What Robert Moses did to New York City --
Conglomerates --
Political melodramas --
The state of the union.
Responsibility: Gore Vidal.

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