Novelist, culture critic, essayist, historian, comic satirist, image maker, actor, homosexual, bisexual, controversial, confrontational, unflinching, cynical, idealistic - finding words to describe Gore Vidal is never difficult. This book is a vastly entertaining biography of a literary icon.
Includes Vidal's Washington childhood and Exeter education; his US Army experiences; his Hollywood and television career; and his literary life as a novelist, playwright and essayist. Written with complete access to Vidal's papers, diaries, and private photographs, as well as newsreel and television footage, supplemented by interviews with Vidal - Fred Kaplan's 'Gore Vidal' illuminates this literary giant with accuracy, insight, and wit.
- Publication Date:
- 21 / 10 / 1999
- 155 x 239mm