Gore Vidal | Critical Review by Hilary Mantel

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Gore Vidal.
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Critical Review by Hilary Mantel

SOURCE: “How Pleasant To Be Enraged,” in The Spectator, November 16, 1991, pp. 42-3.

In the following review, Mantel offers a positive evaluation of A View from the Diner's Club.

In 1976, Gore Vidal tells us in his preface, he received a telegram congratulating him on his election to the Institute of Art and Letters. He telegraphed back that he could not accept because ‘I was already a member of the Diner's Club.’ This must be what in America passes for a joke. John Cheever didn’t see it. ‘It sounds so coarse,’ he complained. ‘Why couldn’t you have said Carte Blanche?’

The first part of this new book of essays [A View from the Diner's Club] is what Gore Vidal, in his twee vein, calls ‘book chat&#x...

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