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R.J. Stove

The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.Edited by Andrew Schlesinger and Stephen Schlesinger(Random House, 631 pages, $35) Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. never explored the sweeping plains of my native Australia—indeed, it is hard to imagine him doing so when there remained parts…

by R.J. Stove | May 23, 2014

[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”94767″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”384″,”style”:”float: right;”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”250″}}]]American literary feuds: meh. So Gore Vidal called Bill Buckley a “crypto-Nazi”? So Buckley retorted, “Listen, you queer, I’ll sock you in the goddamn face”? Kids’ stuff. John Updike gunning for Tom Wolfe? A mere gentlemen’s disagreement, old fellow….

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