Quotation by Gore Vidal

There is hardly an American male of my generation who has not at one time or another tried to master the victory cry of the great ape as it issued from the androgynous chest of Johnny Weissmuller, to the accompaniment of thousands of arms and legs snapping during attempts to swing from tree to tree in the backyards of the Republic.
Gore Vidal (b. 1925), U.S. novelist, critic. "The Waking Dream: Tarzan Revisited," Esquire (New York, Dec. 1963).
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