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United States: Essays 1952-1992 Chapter Summary & Analysis - "Tarzan Revisited" (1963) Summary

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"Tarzan Revisited" (1963) Summary and Analysis

The pursuit of freedom through drugs, alcohol and other forms of indulgence stems from a boredom caused by the inability to exercise a healthy imaginative—or daydreaming—life in an ever-more confining society, according to Vidal. The Tarzan legend returns the reader to "that Eden where, free of clothes and the inhibitions of an oppressive society, a man is able, as William Faulkner put it in his high Confederate style, to prevail as well as endure."

Although Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of the Tarzan series, is as innocent of literature as his apeman and inept at reproducing human speech on the page, he has the rare ability to describe action vividly—something that stumps most writers, Vidal says. Most contemporary novelists usually tell their stories in the first person, "which is simply writing...

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