Who is Gore Vidal?

Gore Vidal

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal ( /ˌɡɔr vɨˈdɑːl/;, born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays. He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms. Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage; his grandfather was the U.S. Senator Thomas Gore of Oklahoma.

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The Golden Age (Gore Vidal Novel) - Allusions/references To Actual History, Geography and Current Science
... American Chronicle series by Gore Vidal also known as Narratives of Empire Burr Lincoln 1876 Empire Hollywood Washington, D.C ... The Golden Age Gore Vidal Plays Visit to a Small Planet (1957) The Best Man (1960) Novels The City and the Pillar (1948) Julian (1964) Washington, D.C ... from Golgotha The Gospel according to Gore Vidal (1992) The Smithsonian Institution (1998) The Golden Age (2000) Screenplays The Catered Affair (1956) I ...
Politics In Fiction - Written Works
... Orwell Dark Green, Bright Red (1950) by Gore Vidal The Outsider (1953) by Richard Wright The Quiet American (1955) by Graham Greene The Shark and the ... by Richard Condon Advise and Consent (1959) by Allen Drury The Best Man (1960) by Gore Vidal (play) Catch 22 (1961) by Joseph Heller The Golden Notebook (1962) by Doris Lessing Seven Days in May (1962 ... (1967) by Gore Vidal The Godfather, by Mario Puzo (1969) Being There, by Jerzy Kosiński (1971) The Lorax (1971) by Dr ...
Gore Vidal - Bibliography - Media Appearances
... as himself Profile of a Writer Gore Vidal — RM Productions (1979 documentary film) Gore Vidal The Man Who Said No (1983 documentary film) Weekend In Wallop (1984) Vidal in Venice — Antelope Films for Channel ... headmaster (uncredited) The Education of Gore Vidal (2003) Documentary by Deborah Dickson, aired in the US on PBS Thinking XXX (2004 documentary) Da Ali G Show (2004 TV) Why We ... Election Coverage with David Dimbleby (November 04, 2008) "Writer Against the Grain" Gore Vidal in conversation with Jay Parini at the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar (audio, 5909) Real ...
Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No
... Gore Vidal The Man Who Said No (1983) is a documentary film directed, produced, and edited by Gary Conklin ... The film follows famed American writer and political gadfly Gore Vidal in his quixotic campaign against incumbent California Governor Jerry Brown for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate in ...
William F. Buckley, Jr. - In The Political Firing Line - Feud With Gore Vidal
... Buckley appeared in a series of televised debates with Gore Vidal during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago ... Vidal responded that people were free to state their political views as they saw fit, whereupon Buckley interrupted and noted that people were free to speak their views but others were also free to ostracize them ... Vidal then interjected that "the only sort of pro- or crypto-Nazi I can think of is yourself", whereupon Smith interjected, "Now let's not call names." Buckley, visibly angered, rose several ...

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    A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
    Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    I date the end of the old republic and the birth of the empire to the invention, in the late thirties, of air conditioning. Before air conditioning, Washington was deserted from mid-June to September.... But after air conditioning and the Second World War arrived, more or less at the same time, Congress sits and sits while the presidents—or at least their staffs—never stop making mischief.
    —Gore Vidal (b. 1925)