Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal

By Parini, Jay

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9780385537568 9780385537575
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Doubleday


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Reviewed on September 1, 2015  |  Arts and Humanities

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) burst onto the literary scene with his controversial novel about homosexuality, The City and the Pillar (1948). Parini (D.E. Axinn Professor of English & Creative Writing, Middlebury Coll.; Jesus; The Last Station) draws on 30 years of friendship with Vidal to address both his attractions and failings. Over six decades, Vidal produced some 80 books, including 30 novels, 25 books of essays (in Parini's judgment, his finest work), and 22 plays...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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