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Vidal, Gore (Subject) & Parini, Jay (Editor). GORE VIDAL: WRITER AGAINST THE GRAIN. New York City, NY: Columbia University Press, 1992. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 321 pages. Fine/Fine.

Landmark collection of essays on Gore Vidal. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Includes perceptive and illuminating essays by such writers as Italo Calvino, Thomas M. Disch, Stephen Spender, and Harold Bloom, among many others. Since the writers are all themselves distinguished and, in some cases (like Italo Calvino and Harold Bloom), genius-writers in their own right, what we get is a combination of Festchrift and appreciation of diverse, kaleidoscopic perspective. Concludes with a long and illuminating interview by Jay Parini with the author. In many ways, the single best introduction to the work of one of America's most important writers. A "must-have" title for Gore Vidal collectors. This title has been out-of-print fora very long time and is now collectible. This copy is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. Recipient of the National Book Award's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 for "Distinguished Contribution to American Letters". One of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GORE VIDAL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0231072082. $30.00

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