About The Second American Revolution and Other Essays 1976 – 1982
These nineteen essays richly confirm Gore Vidal’s reputation as “America’s finest essayist” (The New Statesman), and are further evidence of the breadth and depth of his intelligence and wit. Included here are his highly praised essays on Theodore Roosevelt (“An American Sissy”), F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson (“This Critic and This Gin and These Shoes”), the need for a new constitutional convention—as well as his controversial study of relations between the homosexual and Jewish communities (“Pink Triangle and Yellow Star”). Vidal’s other subjects range from Christopher Isherwood to L. Frank Baum (“The OZ BOoks”), from the question of “Who Makes the Movies?” to the misadventures—religious and financial—of Bert Lance.
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