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Homage to Daniel Shays: Collected Essays, 1952-1972

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The forty-four essays in this collection range in subject matter from pornography, the Kennedys, Tarzan, Yukio Mishima, Norman Mailer and paranoid politics.
cloth, 449 pages
Published 1972 by Random House Inc. (NY)
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As an essayist Vidal is both erudite and plain. And who else of patrician background could write so sympathetically of Daniel Shays, agrarian rebel of 1786? Certainly not Buckley.

His review of Miller's 'Sexus' confirmed much of my own prior (or future) disappointment with this work, as well.
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His essays remind me to be honest about my own opinions and just say it like it is and how you feel truthfully at that time.
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Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays. He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms. Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage; his grandfather was the senator Thomas Gore, and he later became a relation (through marriage) to Jacqueline Kennedy.

Vidal ran for political office twi
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