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|Title:||'Gore Vidal's America' By Dennis Altman: Polity Press, Cambridge, 2005, pp 216, $41.95 (paper)||Contributor(s):||Harris, Stephen (author)||Publication Date:||2006||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1752||Abstract:||During his now-sixty year career as writer, political commentator and social critic, Gore Vidal has passed comment – usually of a wittily incisive and scabrous nature – on a wide range of topics. He has also passed judgement on a fair number of people, and it is not difficult to find a ready fund of Vidal’s well-honed quips and acidic ‘apercus’ relating to famous or otherwise notable personages. In Dennis Altman’s words, ‘Vidal […] has entertained, declaimed, pontificated, and satirized in ways that have made him a controversial public figure for over half a century’ (p.174); and for his irreverent animadversions he has drawn both the ire and admiration of many.||Publication Type:||Review||Source of Publication:||Australasian Journal of American Studies, 25(2), p. 56-59||Publisher:||ANZASA: Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association||Place of Publication:||Canberra, ACT||ISSN:||0705-7113||Field of Research (FOR):||060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Other Links:||http://www.anzasa.arts.usyd.edu.au/a.j.a.s/Articles/2_06/FORUM.pdf||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 247
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