In Bed with Gore Vidal

In Bed with Gore Vidal Author Tim Teeman
ISBN-10 1626010412
Release 2013
Pages 283
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Biography.



Political Animal

Political Animal Author Heather Neilson
ISBN-10 9781921867682
Release 2014-12-01
Pages 272
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The late Gore Vidal occupied a unique position within American letters. Born into a political family, he ran for office several times, but was consistently critical of his nation’s political system and its leaders. A prolific writer in several genres, he was also widely known – particularly in the United States – on the basis of his frequent appearances in the various electronic media. In this groundbreaking work examining the central theme of power throughout Vidal’s writings, Heather Neilson focuses primarily on Vidal’s historical fiction. In his novels depicting American history and those set in ancient times, Vidal evokes a world in which deliberately propagated falsehood – ‘disinformation’ – becomes established as truth. Neilson engages with Vidal’s representations of political and religious leaders, and with his deeply ambivalent fascination with the increasingly inescapable influence of the media. She asserts that Vidal’s oeuvre has a Shakespearean resonance in its persistent obsession with the question of what constitutes legitimate power and authority.



Smoking in Bed

Smoking in Bed Author Alistair Owen
ISBN-10 9781408880654
Release 2016-04-27
Pages 288
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'I've sometimes thought in the dead of night, "Look at your life, Bruce, rip out the writing, and with all these boiling frustrations and opinions what would you be?" I'd be in trouble, wouldn't I? Or I'd be in jail... Hard-talking, boisterous, frank and forthright, Bruce Robinson reveals to Alistair Owen the truth about his work and life in a series of exclusive interviews. Talking candidly about his entire career; his acting, writing and directing, and the many tussles he has faced with Hollywood moguls, this is Bruce Robinson as you've never seen or heard him before.



Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies

Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies Author Jay Parini
ISBN-10 9781405525367
Release 2015-08-27
Pages 480
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An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini's biography probes behind the glittering surface of Vidal's colourful life to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truth underlying his celebrity-strewn life. But there is plenty of glittering surface as well - a virtual Who's Who of the American Century, from Eleanor Roosevelt on down. The life of Gore Vidal was an amazingly full one; a life of colourful incident, famous people and lasting achievements that calls out for careful evocation and examination. Through Jay Parini's eyes and words comes an accessible, entertaining story that puts the life and times of one of the great American figures of the post-war era into context, that introduces the author to a generation who didn't know him before and looks behind-the-scenes at the man and his work in frank ways never possible before his death. Parini, provided with unique access to Vidal's life and his papers, excavates buried skeletons, but never loses sight of his deep respect for Vidal and his astounding gifts.



Empire of Self

Empire of Self Author Jay Parini
ISBN-10 9780385537575
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 480
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An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini’s Empire of Self digs behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal’s colorful career to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn life. But there is plenty of glittering surface as well—a virtual Who’s Who of the twentieth century, from Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart through the Kennedys, Johnny Carson, Leonard Bernstein, and the crème de la crème of Hollywood. Also a generous helping of feuds with the likes of William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, and The New York Times, among other adversaries. The life of Gore Vidal teemed with notable incidents, famous people, and lasting achievements that call out for careful evocation and examination. Jay Parini crafts Vidal’s life into an accessible, entertaining story that puts the experience of one of the great American figures of the postwar era into context, introduces the author and his works to a generation who may not know him, and looks behind the scenes at the man and his work in ways never possible before his death. Provided with unique access to Vidal’s life and his papers, Parini excavates many buried skeletons yet never loses sight of his deep respect for Vidal and his astounding gifts. This is the biography Gore Vidal—novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, historian, wit, provocateur, and pioneer of gay rights—has long needed. From the Hardcover edition.



Hollywood Babylon

Hollywood Babylon Author
ISBN-10 3807710787
Release 2011
Pages 612
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Hollywood Babylon has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hollywood Babylon also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hollywood Babylon book for free.



Homosexuality in the Work of Gore Vidal

Homosexuality in the Work of Gore Vidal Author Jörg Behrendt
ISBN-10 3825856461
Release 2002
Pages 186
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Since his first novel with a homosexual topic, The City and the Pillar, appeared in 1948, Gore Vidal has been seen as an enfant terrible of American letters. Through his ongoing writing career, he has examined (homo)sexuality in the context of cultural, religious and socio- political developments, so that it is fascinating to revisit his critical, sometimes cynical and always wittily presented ideas which were formed at a time when Gay Liberation, Gay Literature and Gay Identity were still unheard of and to discover the meaning these ideas still hold for us today.



Ewiger Krieg f r ewigen Frieden

Ewiger Krieg f  r ewigen Frieden Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 3434505393
Release 2002
Pages 131
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Ewiger Krieg f r ewigen Frieden has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ewiger Krieg f r ewigen Frieden also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ewiger Krieg f r ewigen Frieden book for free.



Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal Author Fred Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781408840726
Release 2012-11-05
Pages 864
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Novelist, culture critic, essayist, historian, comic satirist, image maker, actor, homosexual, bisexual, controversial, confrontational - finding words to describe Gore Vidal is never difficult. And yet, an accurate picture of this multifaceted chameleon has eluded us until now. This book provides a biography of a literary icon.



Death Before Bedtime

Death Before Bedtime Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 9780307742728
Release 2011-03-22
Pages 224
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In Death Before Bedtime, dashing P.R. man Peter Sargent is invited to the home of a venerable senator to help strategize his imminent run for president. On the night before he’s to announce, though, the senator is murdered in his bed. No longer needed as a political publicist, Sargent finds himself helping the police find the killer. He deftly navigates an eccentric cast of characters, all of whom are suspects: the rebellious daughter; the sycophantic aide; the grieving widow; and the power-hungry governor with his eye on the senator’s job. Somehow, between charming the senator’s daughter and glad-handing Washington’s elite, Sargent still manages to methodically put the pieces into place and sees that politics truly is a cut-throat business. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Nat Tate

Nat Tate Author William Boyd
ISBN-10 3827009626
Release 2010
Pages 68
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Nat Tate has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Nat Tate also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Nat Tate book for free.



Stolz und Vorurteil und Zombies

Stolz und Vorurteil und Zombies Author Jane Austen
ISBN-10 9783641047832
Release 2010-08-13
Pages 480
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Jane Austen dreht sich im Grabe um ... Der gut aussehende Mr. Darcy und ihre eigenen widersprüchlichen Gefühle sind diesmal nur die geringsten Probleme, mit denen sich Elizabeth Bennet herumschlagen muss. Denn aus London ergießt sich eine Horde von Untoten über das Land, und Lizzie sieht sich plötzlich vor eine Entscheidung gestellt: entweder ein Leben zusammen mit Mr. Darcy oder Tod den Zombies. Oder doch beides?



Schweres Beben

Schweres Beben Author Jonathan Franzen
ISBN-10 9783644010611
Release 2011-05-02
Pages 688
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Eine gefährdete Liebe, eine Familie im Konflikt, ein Roman voller Geschichten – vom Autor des Welterfolgs «Die Korrekturen» Eine Serie von Erdbeben erschüttert Boston. Als die Großmutter von Louis Holland dabei ums Leben kommt, entbrennt ein erbitterter Familienstreit um ihr Vermögen. Seine Freundin, die junge Seismologin Renée, bemüht sich unterdessen, die Ursachen des rätselhaften Bebens zu ergründen. Doch je näher sie ihrem Ziel kommt, desto heftiger gerät das moralische Fundament der Familie Holland ins Wanken. «Ein großer Roman. Eine der schönsten Liebesgeschichten dieser Zeit.» (Süddeutsche Zeitung) «Jonathan Franzen zeigt ungemein unterhaltsam und humorvoll, was die Stärken des amerikanischen Romans ausmacht. ‹Schweres Beben› ist ein weiteres gewichtiges Kapitel der Menschlichen Komödie.» (Literaturen) «Ein sprachgewaltiges Panorama.» (Die Welt) «Moralisch und zynisch, heftig und sanft, komisch und traurig zugleich. Als hätten Bob Dylan und The Clash zusammen einen Song geschrieben.» (die tageszeitung) «‹Schweres Beben› ist nicht nur ein spannender Ökokatastrophenthriller, sondern auch ein Liebes- und Familienroman.» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung)



Erh rte Gebete

Erh  rte Gebete Author Truman Capote
ISBN-10 9783036992556
Release 2013-07-10
Pages 240
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Es sollte sein Opus magnum werden, ein schonungsloses Sittenbild proustscher Dimension doch Capote konnte und wollte es nicht abschließen. Gleichwohl ist Erhörte Gebete sein konsequentestes Werk, eine giftgesättigte Abrechnung mit der feinen Gesellschaft. Hier schildert Capote die Reichen und Mächtigen, die Verrückten und Verruchten, all jene, die ihn jahrelang als ihr Schoßhündchen betrachtet hatten. Als das erste Kapitel des Schlüsselromans Mitte der Siebzigerjahre in Esquire abgedruckt wurde, erkannten Capotes Freunde, dass das Schoßhündchen durchaus auch zubeißen konnte: Plötzlich waren ihre intimsten Geheimnisse - vom Seitensprung bis zum vertuschten Mord - schwarz auf weiß nachzulesen. "Es ist sehr schwierig, Gentleman und Schriftsteller zu sein", hat W. Somerset Maugham einmal bemerkt. Mit Erhörte Gebete entschied sich Capote eindeutig für Letzteres.



Norman Mailer JFK Superman Comes to the Supermarket

Norman Mailer  JFK  Superman Comes to the Supermarket Author Norman Mailer
ISBN-10 383655030X
Release 2014-11
Pages 366
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Norman Mailer JFK Superman Comes to the Supermarket has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Norman Mailer JFK Superman Comes to the Supermarket also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Norman Mailer JFK Superman Comes to the Supermarket book for free.



Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 UOM:39015043047441
Release 1999
Pages 280
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Presents thriteen essays and four interviews on topics ranging from Jack Kerouac to AIDS



Lincoln

Lincoln Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 9780307784230
Release 2011-04-13
Pages 672
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Lincoln is the cornerstone of Gore Vidal's fictional American chronicle, which includes Burr, 1876, Washington, D.C., Empire, and Hollywood. It opens early on a frozen winter morning in 1861, when President-elect Abraham Lincoln slips into Washington, flanked by two bodyguards. The future president is in disguise, for there is talk of a plot to murder him. During the next four years there will be numerous plots to murder this man who has sworn to unite a disintegrating nation. Isolated in a ramshackle White House in the center of a proslavery city, Lincoln presides over a fragmenting government as Lee's armies beat at the gates. In this profoundly moving novel, a work of epic proportions and intense human sympathy, Lincoln is observed by his loved ones and his rivals. The cast of characters is almost Dickensian: politicians, generals, White House aides, newspapermen, Northern and Southern conspirators, amiably evil bankers, and a wife slowly going mad. Vidal's portrait of the president is at once intimate and monumental, stark and complex, drawn with the wit, grace, and authority of one of the great historical novelists. With a new Introduction by the author. From the Hardcover edition.