Gore Vidal

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Noun1.Gore Vidal - United States writer (born in 1925)
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Despues de ello, Gore Vidal conocera muchos triunfos en el mundo del libro, de la television y el cine, siempre logrando eso que los franceses llaman el succes de scandale ya que Vidal se atreve, por ejemplo, a crear en Myra Breckinridge un personaje transexual; en Julian hace una defensa del emperador Juliano "El apostata", el ultimo pagano; o bien, la salvaje satira politica Duluth, en contra de la politica conservadora de los republicanos.
One wonders what Gore Vidal would say," remarked The Nation's Christopher Hitchens, alluding to Vidal's homoerotic tribute to the police at the 1968 Democratic Convention.
Yet Jay Parini, who edited the comprehensive and masterful collection of essays on Vidal's work Gore Vidal: Writer Against the Grain, states in his opening essay, "When the dust settles on this half of the twentieth century, Gore Vidal may well assume the place among his contemporaries denied to him throughout a long and various life of writing.
98 United States: Essays, 1952-1992 by Gore Vidal, Random House
He has interviewed some of the more interesting people of our day--including James Baldwin, John Henry Faulk, Dorothy Parker, Gore Vidal, Mahalia Jackson, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Toni Morrison, Pete Seeger, Maya Angelou, Simone de Beauvoir, Bertrand Russell, Leonard Bernstein, Eudora Welty, Margaret Mead, and John Kenneth Galbraith--and he gets them to talking in personal, immediate, and engaging ways.
The supposed golden age had come and gone; Harvey Milk had been shot; Gore Vidal had moved to Italy.
With: Anouk Aimee, Dino De Laurentiis, Anita Ekberg, Tullio Kezieh, Sandra Milo, Tullio Pinelli, Giuseppe Rotunno, Gore Vidal.
In one passage - which Gore Vidal might have, but didn't, write as parody - Abrams reveals the depth of his thinking.