Empire of Self

Empire of Self

A Life of Gore Vidal

Book - 2015 | First edition
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"The life of Gore Vidal was an amazingly full one: full of colorful incident, famous people, and lasting achievements that calls out for careful evocation and examination. Jay Parini crafts Vidal's life into [a] ... story that puts the experience of one of the great American figures of the postwar era into context; introduces the author and his works to a generation who may not know him; and looks behind the scenes at the man and his work in ways never possible before his death"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385537568
Characteristics: xii, 464 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Dec 06, 2015

Any book about Vidal is sure to have some interest if one admires the writings of this lifelong critic of the US . This , however , is rather unexcitingly written, pedantic, even boring and prone to repetition (what happened to the editor/s? ). However Vidals's sex life is given some prominence which is new, especially his relationship with his partner Howard, who seems to have been an angel to have put up with Vidals's excesses.


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