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Gore Vidal (1925–2012)

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Gore Vidal was born Eugene Luther Gore Vidal Jr. on October 3, 1925 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. He did not go to college but attended St. Albans School in Washington and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in 1943. He enlisted in the Army, where he toon meer became first mate on a freight supply ship in the Aleutian Islands. His first novel, Williwaw, was published in 1946 when he was twenty-one years old and working as an associate editor at the publishing company E. P. Dutton. The City and the Pillar was about a handsome, athletic young Virginia man who gradually discovers that he is homosexual, which caused controversy in the publishing world. The New York Times refused to advertise the novel and gave a negative review of it and future novels. He had such trouble getting subsequent novels reviewed that he turned to writing mysteries under the pseudonym Edgar Box and then gave up novel-writing altogether for a time. Once he moved to Hollywood, he wrote television dramas, screenplays, and plays. His films included I Accuse, Suddenly Last Summer with Tennessee Williams, Is Paris Burning? with Francis Ford Coppola, and Ben-Hur. His most successful play was The Best Man, which he also adapted into a film. He started writing novels again in the 1960's including Julian, Washington, D.C., Myra Breckenridge, Burr, Myron, 1876, Lincoln, Hollywood, Live From Golgotha: The Gospel According to Gore Vidal, and The Golden Age. He also published two collections of essays entitled The Second American Revolution, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism in 1982 and United States: Essays 1952-1992. In 2009, he received the National Book Awards lifetime achievement award. He died from complications of pneumonia on July 31, 2012 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder
Fotografie: Gore Vidal at the Union Square Barnes & Noble to be interviewed by Leonard Lopate to discuss his life and his photographic memoir, Gore Vidal: Snapshots in History's Glare by David Shankbone

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A marvelous story about the burgeoning American Empire - scathing portrait of Theodore Roosevelt among others. Gore Vidal at his best.
 
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Er is een pak pagina's in dit boek waarbij je even denkt dat je een eco-thriller aan het lezen bent. En veel erger dan 'eco-thriller' kan een boek niet worden natuurlijk, ... er is ook een pak pagina's, veelal voor en na dat andere pak pagina's, waarbij je denkt een politieke satire te lezen, en veel erger dan een politieke satire ... enzoverder ...
Het thrilleraspect deed me het boek ondanks alles uitlezen, een boek dat over het einde van de wereld handelt heeft tenminste dat voor op andere boeken dat je als lezer wenst te weten of die wereld al dan niet effectief vergaat. De politieke satire tilt het dan weer een heel klein beetje boven ... ach, wat baat het, het is een mislukt boek, geschreven door een schrijver van wie ik tot nog toe alleen maar geslaagde boeken gelezen had, ... niet grappig, niet spannend, niet intrigerend, niet schokkend, niet ... het boek verdwijnt uit de collectie ...

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