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Gore Vidal : a biography

Author: Fred Kaplan
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"From his Washington childhood, a world of high political and social connections and domestic turmoil, to his Exeter education and U.S. Army experiences; from his Hollywood and television career to his literary life as a novelist, playwright, and essayist; from his friendships and feuds with Tennessee Williams, Anais Nin, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and William Buckley to his exploration of homosexuality and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kaplan, Fred, 1937-
Gore Vidal.
New York : Doubleday, 1999
(OCoLC)607388083
Named Person: Gore Vidal; Gore Vidal; Gore Vidal; Gore Vidal
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Kaplan
ISBN: 0385477031 9780385477031
OCLC Number: 41017333
Description: xi, 850 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prelude --
Origins, 1776-1925 --
A Washington Childhood, 1925-1939 --
First Flight, 1935-1939 --
Brave New World, 1939-1941 --
Proudly Unfurled, 1941-1943 --
A Border Lord, 1943-1946 --
Two Eagles, 1946-1947 --
The Golden Age, 1947-1948 --
Byron Without Greece, 1948-1950 --
A Room of His Own, 1950-1955 --
Intolerable Absences, 1955-1957 --
Open and Shut, 1957-1960 --
Something to Say, 1960-1963 --
Delphi, 1963-1966 --
Trapped in a Nightmare, 1965-1968 --
From Chicago to Ravello, 1969-1972 --
The View from La Rondinaia, 1972-1978 --
The Same Sinking Boat, 1978-1986 --
Scenes from Later Life, 1987-1996.
Responsibility: by Fred Kaplan.
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"From his Washington childhood, a world of high political and social connections and domestic turmoil, to his Exeter education and U.S. Army experiences; from his Hollywood and television career to his literary life as a novelist, playwright, and essayist; from his friendships and feuds with Tennessee Williams, Anais Nin, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and William Buckley to his exploration of homosexuality and celebration of bisexuality; from his cool satirical analyses of "the rich, the famous and the powerful" to his projection of himself onto the national stage of television talk shows and political ambition, Gore Vidal has been both participant in and spectator at the centers of American power."--BOOK JACKET. "Fred Kaplan enjoyed complete access to Vidal's papers, letters, and private photographs, as well as television and newsreel footage, but was guaranteed a free hand by Vidal to write as he saw fit."--Jacket.

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