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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
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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
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