Everything you need to understand or teach United States (essays) by Gore Vidal.
Perhaps best known as an astute political commentator and author of such novels as the gender-bending Myra Breckenridge and historical fiction such as Burr and Lincoln, Gore Vidal is a multi-faceted writer whose works also include plays, screenplays, television dramas and a massive collection of essays published over the last half century. These essays have appeared in a variety of large-circulation magazines including Esquire, The Nation and The New York Review of Books, as well as other smaller literary magazines in Europe and the United States. This particular collection of essays covers the period of 1952 to 1992 and is divided into three sections. The first section, titled State of the Art, focuses primarily on literature but makes occasional references to other art forms. The second section, State of the Union, includes essays on a wide range of political topics. State of Being, the final section, reprints essays on a... View more of the United States: Essays 1952-1992 Summary