An hilarious novel about the art of writing itself
Gore Vidal is one of the greatest living American novelists and essayists. He has written numerous Hollywood screenplays, including BEN HUR, and ran as a Democratic candidate for Congress. He appeared with Tim Robbins in the film BOB ROBERTS and most recently in Gattaca (1998).
'Falling somewhere between the realms of Henry Adams and all of Monty Python, Gore Vidal has for many years served as America's own Tiresias' Jay McInerney 'Absolutely unique ... Vidal is a master' Italo Calvino 'One of the most brilliant, most radical and most subversive pieces of writing to merege from America in recent years' New Statesman