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United States : essays : 1952-1992

Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher: New York : Random House, [©1995], ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gore Vidal
ISBN: 0679755721 9780679755722
OCLC Number: 34305802
Notes: Copyright date for 1st paperback ed. from p. [4] of cover.
Originally published (hardcover): New York : Random House ; London : Andre Deutsch, Ltd., 1993.
Includes index.
Description: 1295 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Everything Eckermann His Own Man --
Novelist and Critics of the 1940s --
Satire in the 1950s --
Normans Mailer's Self-Advertisements --
Writers and the World --
Literary Gangsters --
Love, Love, Love --
The Top Ten Best Sellers --
French Letters: Theories on the New Novel --
The Hacks of Academe --
American Plastic: The Matter of Fiction --
Thomas Love Peacock: The Novel of Ideas --
Meredith --
The Bookchat of Henry James --
The Golden Bowl of Henry James --
Logan Pearsall Smith Loves the Adverb --
William Dean Howells --
Oscar Wilde: On the Skids Again --
Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House --
Maugham's Half & Half --
Ford's Way --
The Sexus of Henry Miller --
Pen Pals: Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell - Edmund Wilson: This Critic and This Gin and These Shoes --
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Case --
Dawn Powell: The American Writer --
John O'Hara --
John Horne Burns --
John Dos Passos At Midcentury --
Book Report --
V.S. Pritchett as "Critic" --
The Great World and Louis Auchincloss --
Miss Sontag's New Novel --
Lessing's Science Fiction --
Christopher Isherwood's Kind --
On Prettiness --
Why I Am Eight Years Younger Than Anthony Burgess --
Frederic Prokosch: The European Connection --
Professor V. Nabokov --
Pauls Bowles' Stories --
Tennessee Williams : Someone to Laugh at The Squares With --
The Death of Mishima - Sciascia's Italy --
Calvino'c Novels --
Calvino's Death --
Montaigne.
Responsibility: Gore Vidal.

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