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Gore Vidal - News Review - Last Update: 6:33 AM 8/3/2012

Last Update: 6:33 AM 8/3/2012

Daily Mail

Perspective: Gore Vidal, connoisseur of empires
Los Angeles Times
In March 2003, as US forces were pouring into Iraq, I interviewed Gore Vidal at his elegant home in the Hollywood Hills. The conflict's opening days hadn't gone quite as smoothly as some Pentagon planners had anticipated, and Vidal, a self-described ...
Redeeming GoreHuffington Post (blog)
Gore Vidal: Analog trollABC News
Gore Vidal's reading list for AmericaSalon
CNN -Georgetowner -Indian Express
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Redeeming Gore
Huffington Post (blog)
I grew up on Gore Vidal. As a teenager in Virginia, I knew him first as a TV personality, then as an essayist and finally as a novelist. There was nobody else like him. On television he was unflappable. On the page he was startlingly funny, especially ...

Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies
The Seattle Times
Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies. In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing - tall, handsome and composed - and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide ...

Newsday (blog)

Gore Vidal, author and West Point native, dead at 86
Newsday (blog)
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew the West Point native as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels -- from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" -- and ...

Hail and Farewell, Gore Vidal
Huffington Post
I remember Gore Vidal like a Bond villain. He was sitting on the edge of his bed in that same big house in the Hollywood Hills where he died Tuesday night. Holding on to a glass of whiskey with one hand, he used the other to stroke a giant white cat ...

via gore vidal - Google Blog Search by Hilton Als on 8/2/12
Any assessment of Gore Vidal's life and work is bound to seem trite when you stand it next to the master builder of the writer as public enemy. He could not forgive the world its stupidity, nor did he have any especial interest in ...

via gore vidal - Google Blog Search by Razib Khan on 7/31/12
Books | Gore Vidal | Gore Vidal has died. As a younger man I found his heterodox views bracing, but I would commend to readers two books Vidal wrote which I feel often get forgotten.

via gore vidal - Google Blog Search by Justin Raimondo on 8/2/12
The obituaries are coming in, and as usual they are filled with the trite things Americans are obsessed with: Gore Vidal's sexuality, his "coldness," his feuds, his quips. Andrew Sullivan is typical – and isn't that typical – in ...

via gore vidal - Google Blog Search by editor@truthdig.com on 8/2/12
Truthdig was proud to be the home of Gore Vidal's essays over the last six years. In a tribute to his legacy, we'll be rerunning his great works. In this essay, written in 2009, Vidal wants us to accept that the U.S. is no longer a ...

New York Times

Gore Vidal Dies at 86; Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer
New York Times
Gore Vidal, the elegant, acerbic all-around man of letters who presided with a certain relish over what he declared to be the end of American civilization, died on Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, where he moved in ...
The Precision of Gore Vidal, BroadcasterHuffington Post
Gore Vidal Remembered By His Closest Friend, Scotty BowersDaily Beast
Gore Vidal vs. William F. Buckley (Video)The Atlantic
CounterPunch -Chicago Tribune -Jewish Telegraphic Agency (blog)
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Gore Vidal dies; imperious gadfly and prolific, graceful writer was 86
Washington Post
Gore Vidal, a celebrated writer, cultural gadfly and occasional political candidate, died July 31 at his home in Hollywood Hills, Calif., at 86. He had complications from pneumonia, his nephew, the actor, director and screenwriter Burr Steers, told the ...

New Yorker (blog)

Perspective: Gore Vidal, connoisseur of empires
Los Angeles Times
In March 2003, as U.S. forces were pouring into Iraq, I interviewed Gore Vidal at his elegant home in the Hollywood Hills. The conflict's opening days hadn't gone quite as smoothly as some Pentagon planners had anticipated, and Vidal, a self-described ...
Cavett: Gore Vidal hates being deadCNN
The Legacy Of Gore VidalHuffington Post
Postscript: Gore VidalNew Yorker (blog)
ABC News -Voice of America -FrontPage Magazine
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Daily Beast

Gore Vidal's Great Love, Baseball Prodigy James Trimble
Daily Beast
Gore Vidal chose to be buried beside his partner of more than half a century—but he picked the cemetery to be just a few strides from the one great love of his life, a golden-haired baseball prodigy who joined the Marines and was killed by a Japanese ...
Gore Vidal dies; imperious gadfly and prolific, graceful writer was 86Washington Post
Gore Vidal Skewered the Powerful as Insider: AppreciationBusinessweek
My Gore Vidal DaysHuffington Post (blog)
Los Angeles Times -Detroit Free Press -CBS News
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Gore Vidal's colorful career behind (and in front of) the camera
Los Angeles Times
Gore Vidal was best known as an author, pundit and raconteur. But the writer, who died Tuesday at 86, also had time for movies — both writing for and appearing in them. His screenwriting career took more than a few notable turns. Most famously was ...

Gore Vidal Leaves the Ring
New York Times (blog)
Gore Vidal, who died at 86 on Tuesday, wore many hats: Novelist. Essayist. Screenwriter. Playwright. He was also a combatant, one of the last popular authors whose public persona was opinionated, political and aggressive. In 1968, arguing with William F.

Gore Vidal 1925-2012
Buffalo News (blog)
I was 18 when I first read Gore Vidal's novel "The City and the Pillar." It was the early 60's. I was reading a lot of Vidal and Mailer essays in the minor miracle that was Esquire Magazine at the time (it was, to many of us, the center of American ...

Gore Vidal, TV star: From William Buckley to Ali G
Entertainment Weekly
Gore Vidal, who died on Tuesday at age 86, almost always stirred things up when he appeared on television. Coming on the scene around the same time Marshall McLuhan had dubbed TV the “cool medium,” Vidal heated up the screen with his forthright, ...

via gore vidal - Google Blog Search by Nick Moran on 8/1/12
Gore Vidal has died at the age of 86. The prominent author, screenwriter, Norman Mailer-nemesis and political activist published 25 novels, two memoirs and many, many essay volumes in addition to plays, screenplays, and ...

via gore vidal - Google Blog Search by Ed Kilgore on 8/1/12
The news that Gore Vidal had died at the age of 86 was a generational landmark for me and doubtless other baby boomers; the often-insightful, frequently-witty; occasionally maddening man was just part of our mental ...

via gore vidal - Google Blog Search by The Huffington Post News Team on 8/1/12
In 1995, Christopher Hitchens described Gore Vidal's final resting place in a piece for the London Review of Books.

via gore vidal - Google Blog Search by Jordan Zakarin on 7/31/12
The novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist and political activist ran for Congress and pushed boundaries with such works as "Myra Breckinridge" and "The City and the Pillar."

Remembering Gore Vidal
Washington Post
1, 2012 - Gore Vidal has died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 86. Martha Teichner looks back at the author who was able to use his words and wield them as swords to cut down the powerful, and often, other writers and intellectuals. (/CBS News) ...

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The great, and entitled Gore Vidal
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Gore Vidal seemed able not only to do anything, but to do it all at the same time. In the early 1960s, you might catch him on a television talk show, read an essay of his in The Nation about Norman Mailer, see "The Best Man" on ...

Goodbye to Gore Vidal
FrontPage Magazine
If Vidal the novelist seems almost surely destined for the ash-heap of literary history, his essays were – very often – instant classics. He had two principal topics: literature and politics. If his novels (especially the history ones) often seemed the ...

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Gore Vidal's Historical Novel 'Julian' and Its Modern Parallels
WNYC (blog)
"I can talk for an hour without notes, but for 15 minutes, I have to read it. I shall look up occasionally to give an air of spontaneity." Thus, Gore Vidal begins one of his customarily suave and witty speeches, this one delivered at a Books and ...

via gore vidal - Google News on 7/31/12

Gore Vidal, 1925-2012
New York Daily News (blog)
Gore Vidal, one of the last mid-century masters of American prose and provocation, has died at 86 at his home in Los Angeles. He had apparently been ailing for "quite a while," according to his nephew Burr Steers, who was quoted in the Associated Press.

via gore vidal - Google Blog Search by Xeni Jardin on 7/31/12
Writer, analyst, and eloquent opinionator Gore Vidal died today. He was 86. The LA Times reports that he died Tuesday in his Hollywood Hills home, from complications related to pneumonia. In his lifetime, Vidal received the ...

New York Times

Master Polemicists From Similar Roots
New York Times
By SAM TANENHAUS. Published: August 1, 2012. Gore Vidal, as many have noted, belonged to a singular generation of American literary men — and yes, almost all were men — whose public identities at times eclipsed their literary achievements.

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Gore Vidal dies at 86
Washington Post
1, 2012 - Author and playwright Gore Vidal died in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He wrote hundreds of essays and many best-selling novels in his long career. (Associated Press/AP) Correction: Clarification: E-mail · Save/Share · Embed · Comments · Permalink ...

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Gore Vidal's Rock Creek Park Childhood: Retracing The Steps Of An American ...
Huffington Post
To Gore Vidal, the great American literary icon, intellectual, playwright, essayist and commentator who died Tuesday night in Los Angeles at age 86, Broad Branch was a special place. Vidal grew up overlooking this beautiful, leafy and wild part of the ...

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Slate Magazine (blog)

Why Gore Vidal's “Some Jews & The Gays” Is Still Relevant
Slate Magazine (blog)
So, with the news of Gore Vidal's death last night, a friend prompted me to visit the author's classic 1981 essay, “Some Jews & The Gays.” You should do the same. Not only is the piece a Platonic-level example of the polemic form—a contrapuntal ...

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Gore Vidal, gentleman bitch
Capital New York
Welcome to Assessment, an occasional tour through the fights, critical squabbles and obsessions of the Internet culture machine. “Gore Vidal loved America in the way that the best of the founders did,” The Nation's John Nicols wrote today. He also ...

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