Katherine Cummings

Katherine Cummings reviews 'Gore Vidal: Writer against the grain' by Jay Parini

May 1993, no. 150 01 May 1993
Katherine Cummings reviews 'Gore Vidal: Writer against the grain' by Jay Parini
Jay Parini intended this collection of critical essays to be a Festschrift for Vidal’s sixty-fifth birthday in 1990. Its lateness may suggest he found some difficulty in obtaining suitable material, and account for the mixed quality of the essays. There is, however, so little available about Vidal that we must be grateful for this collection, which contains previously unpublished material and re ... (read more)