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  • Author:
    Gore Vidal
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    023398156X
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    Andre Deutsch Ltd; 1st edition (December 1, 1990)
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Armageddon? Essays 1983-1987 book.

Armageddon? Essays 1983-1987 book.

Gore Vidal gives us superbly vitriolic portraits of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, as well as of the Christian Right's Armageddon: 'Why conserve anything, if Judgment Day is at hand

Gore Vidal gives us superbly vitriolic portraits of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, as well as of the Christian Right's Armageddon: 'Why conserve anything, if Judgment Day is at hand. But he sees through the rhetoric and the hypocrisy the real America of humming electric chairs and well-packed prisons. A US controlled by an oligarchical system where men of property can do well and the others are on their own; where the New Rich made their money with defence contracts, the circulus vitiosus 'transfer money from the Treasury to the various defence contractors which in turn.

Vidal at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, 2008 . In the essay anthology Armageddon (1987) he explored the intricacies of power (political and cultural) in the contemporary United States.

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Gore Vidal (b. 1925), . Réalités (Aug. 1966). 1, Armageddon? Essays 1983-1987 (1987). That is sad," Vidal added, "until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers. There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem. Gore Vidal (b. Sex, Death and Money, preface (1968). There is no such thing as a homosexual or a heterosexual person. There are only homo- or heterosexual acts. Most people are a mixture of impulses if not practices.

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These essays are Vidal at his very best: his most brilliantly incisive and caustically humorous.

Vidal, Gore. Armageddon ? - Essays 1983-1987. London, Andre Deutsch, 1987. Octavo. VIII, 244 pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. Near Fine condition with only minor signs of external wear. Includes for example the following essays: Frederic Prokosch: The European Connection / Tennessee Williams: Someone to Laugh at the Squares with / Richard Nixon: Not The Best Man's Best Man / Vidalgate: by Andrew Kopkind / etc.

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Gore Vidal gives us superbly vitriolic portraits of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, as well as of the Christian Right's Armageddon: 'Why conserve anything, if Judgment Day is at hand.'

But he sees through the rhetoric and the hypocrisy the real America of humming electric chairs and well-packed prisons. A US controlled by an oligarchical system where men of property can do well and the others are on their own; where the New Rich made their money with defence contracts, the circulus vitiosus 'transfer money from the Treasury to the various defence contractors which in turn pay for the election of Congress and President'; where the Pentagon is a black hole for wasted money while the public educational system is deteriorating because of a lack of investment.

On the moral side, he remarks perspicuously that 'In order for a ruling class to rule, there must be arbitrary prohibitions. Of all prohibitions, sexual taboo is the most useful because sex involves everyone.'

But this book contains also some remarkable essays on world literature: Henry James ('monsters have triumphed yet again'); William Dean Howells ('a darkness sufficiently sable for even the most lost-and-found of literary generations'); Logan Pearsall Smith ('idiom before grammar'); Paul Bowles ('the strangeness and terror of waking dreams'); Tennesse Williams ('he certainly believed in sin'); Italo Calvino ('the many in the one'); Anthony Burgess ('3 obsessions: religion-art-sex').

A book of a remarkable observer and analyzer.

We need his voice.
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Gore was in rare form in the 80s, inspired by the Reagan Revolution and the rise of the Christian Right and their focus on Israel and the impending Armageddon.

His essays collected here, mostly from the New York Review of Books and the London Times literary supplement, range from devastatingly funny looks at Nixon and the Reagans, the rise of armageddon cultural politics, as well as simply brilliant essays on writing, Calvino, Dawn Powell, Paul Bowles and others.

Each one takes you immediately inside Vidal's head, and his voice becomes yours as you savor every witty and insightful observation. A national treasure.