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In this book , Gore Vidal continues his "American Chronicle". This book focus on the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. In contrast to most books about Lincoln's presidency, this book does not focus heavily on the Civil War. The War is mentioned.But, t is not the major focus of the book. Lincoln is not the main point of view character for this novel bearing his name. The author uses a rotating first person narration device. The narration is f...
This is the hilarious story of a man who thinks he's a woman, becomes one, then realizes he's a man, and becomes one again. Vidal's theme is the plasticity of gender, language and identity in this postmodern media age. Vidal's rapier-like wit is on display, along with profound insights about art, films (Myra is an actress), literature, and how to be free and find happiness without ruining your outfit....
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