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|Title:||Gore Vidal's Historical Novels and the Shaping of American Political Consciousness||Contributor(s):||Harris, S (author)||Publication Date:||2005||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/780||Abstract:||As a writer of sophisticated historical fiction, satirical fantasies and incisive essays on the political and cultural condition of America, Gore Vidal's reputation is well-established. This study explores Gore Vidal's use of classical scepticism in his historical novels and in his politics. While a great deal has been written about Vidal, there has not yet been published a serious analysis of his philosophical approach to the reading and interpretation of history, and how this in turn informs the writing of his historical fiction. What this study offers is a full understanding of how Vidal's sceptical and dissenting views reflect the mind of a politically committed and serious thinker, and, in turn, how these views directly inform the creation of a body of writing that is as intellectually challenging as it is engagingly varied in form and character.||Publication Type:||Book||Publisher:||The Edwin Mellen Press||Place of Publication:||New York, United States of America||ISBN:||0773460314||Field of Research (FOR):||200506 North American Literature||HERDC Category Description:||A1 Authored Book - Scholarly||Other Links:||http://books.google.com.au/books?id=hEW4AAAACAAJ&dq=0773460314
|Extent of Pages:||247||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 141
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