Homage to Daniel Shays: Collected Essays

Homage to Daniel Shays: Collected Essays

by Gore Vidal

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Fourty-four essays on literature, politicking in government and in literary circles, and such celebrated contemporary characters as Norman Mailer, Dr. David Reuben, and Susan Sontag by the man Alfred Kazin has called "one of the best-informed and most biting polemicists of our overgrown American way of life."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525565796
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/22/2018
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 844,798
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was born at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, Williwaw, written when he was 19 years old and serving in the army, appeared in the spring of 1946. He wrote 23 novels, five plays, many screenplays, short stories, well over 200 essays, and a memoir.


La Rondinaia, a villa in Ravello, Italy; and Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 3, 1925

Place of Birth:

West Point, New York


Attended St. Albans. Graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, 1943. No college.

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