Written by “America’s finest essayist” (New Statesman), At Home brings together twenty-four essays on subjects ranging from Henry James to Nancy Reagan, Oscar Wilde to Oliver North, Hollywood to Mongolia. From the leaders and lunacies of contemporary America to reminiscences of his own childhood, whether answering his own critics or excoriating the current state of literature, Gore Vidal is, as always, elegant, incisive, and brilliant.
“As provocative and perceptive a social and literary critic as America has today.” –Newsweek “[Vidal’s] pieces grab one’s attention and refuse to let go. At once forthright and mendacious, smart and demented, they’re written…with panache, vigor and a caustic, often perverse wit…As a stylist he’s almost a national treasure.” –Wall Street Journal “I can’t think of any writer more certain to have exactly the right opinion on absolutely everything.” –Washington Post Book World
Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was born at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, Williwaw, written when he was 19 years old and serving in the army, appeared in the spring of 1946. He wrote 23 novels, five plays,… More about Gore Vidal