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TIME on Vidal: Five Decades of Writing and Reviews

American writer, playwright, and contrarian Gore Vidal died of complications from pneumonia at his Hollywood home Tuesday night. He was 86. Since his first play,...

Gore Vidal

Once I performed in a play with Gore Vidal. It was a one-night performance of Don Juan in Hell, which Norman Mailer directed. Vidal played the Devil, and I...

American Writer Gore Vidal Dead at 86

The author, playwright, politician and commentator died Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills of complications from pneumonia. He was 86.

10 Questions for Gore Vidal

Novelist, essayist, polemicist, all-purpose gadfly and now lion in winter, Gore Vidal has just published a second volume of memoirs, Point to Point Navigation,...

Three Books About 9/11

In the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001, three of America's most prominent leftist intellectuals have...

The World According To Gore

Near the conclusion of Gore Vidal's Washington, D.C. (1967), a political thriller spanning the years 1937-52, the novel's hero, Peter Sanford, expresses...

MEMOIRS: UNSENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

As host of the crowded cocktail party that is his memoir, Gore Vidal is mostly on his best behavior. He seldom scandalizes his guests and rarely flings a martini...

A Gadfly in Glorious, Angry Exile: GORE VIDAL

The prayer breakfast during the Republican Convention is revving up its final hallelujahs as Mary Lou Retton burbles her introduction of President Bush...

GORE VIDAL: Laughing Cassandra

"Left to my own devices, I spent a bemused hour observing the Senate and the House of Representatives. The two chambers have recently been renovated, and the...

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