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"Gore Vidal" (1968) Summary and Analysis

All in all—as Vidal would say—Gore Vidal by Ray Lewis White, a professor at the University of North Carolina, does justice to the Subject, as Vidal refers to himself in this essay. White is to be commended for resisting the popular current of presenting an author's work only as a key to his personality, instead of the most important aspect of the writer's life, Vidal says. White's book is "most interesting, astonishingly exact in detail and often shrewd in judgment," according to the Subject.

However, the subject did achieve great initial literary success with his first novel, Williwaw, "still regarded by certain romantics as a peak he was never again to scale," Vidal says. "Among the other five novels, only The City and the Pillar and perhaps A...

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