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Palimpsest : a memoir

Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Memoir by author Gore Vidal recalling his first forty years of life, his associations with the rich and famous, and meditations on writing, history, acting, and politics.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Vidal, Gore, 1925-
Palimpsest.
New York : Random House, ©1995
(OCoLC)604371962
Named Person: Gore Vidal; Gore Vidal; Gore Vidal; Gore Vidal; Gore Vidal
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gore Vidal
ISBN: 0679440380 9780679440383
OCLC Number: 32968980
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 435 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Palimpsest --
The small bedroom at Merrywood --
The desire and the successful pursuit of the whole --
Dah --
Dot --
Briefly, Schools, War --
"Today my nerves are shattered. But I am indomitable!" --
Guatemala --
Dancers: an interval --
"Gene Collins" --
Rome and the glorious bird --
The guest of the blue nuns --
Paris, Proust's Whorehouse, Gide, Bowles, and Isherwood --
London, E M Foster, as well as friends-to-be --
"I was the last king-emperor, you know" --
"Now you owe me a dollar" --
At home on the Hudson in the Cold War --
To do well what should not be done at all --
London, Nina --
The Twenty-nine New York Congressional District --
Thirteen green pages with hindsight added --
Getting out --
Getting back --
Section : E Lot 293 1/2, Subdivisions 2 and 4.
Responsibility: Gore Vidal.
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Memoir by author Gore Vidal recalling his first forty years of life, his associations with the rich and famous, and meditations on writing, history, acting, and politics.

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