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Gore Vidal's Historical Novels and the Shaping of American Political Consciousness

By (author) Stephen Harris
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Dec 2005
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm d 19mm
Weight: 567g
ISBN-10: 0773460314
ISBN-13: 9780773460317
Barcode No: 9780773460317
Synopsis
This study explores Gore Vidal's use of classical sceticism in his historical novels and in his politics. This is written against the backdrop of an analysis of the general genre of historical novels and the particular way that Vidal has used his re-versions and re-viewing of American history to give voice to his concerns for American despotism and exploitative use of power for imperial control.

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