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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
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an27249692
Extent of Pages: 247
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