Creation: a novel

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Random House, Feb 12, 1981 - Fiction - 510 pages
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Cyrus Spitama, aged Persian ambassador to Athens, recounts his official and personal journeys throughout the world of the fifth century B.C. and his encounters with the Buddha, Confucius, Socrates, and other great men of an extraordinary century

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User Review  - Kevin Cole - Goodreads

A huge book. Big story. I don't think it works 100%, which breaks my heart, but those things that are good are very lovely indeed. The language is smooth and pretty, without gushing. The best part ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dany Vitkova - Goodreads

"Creation" is a stunningly rich novel. Cyrus Spitama is life itself - with all its ups and downs. . Among these pages there are everything, everything - and everyone, regardless of your beliefs, you will find new things that are worth believing and for which it is worth living. And die. Read full review


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About the author (1981)

Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays and short stories, more than two hundred essays, and a memoir. Two of his American chronicle novels, Lincoln and 1876, were the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek, respectively. In 1993, a collection of his criticism, United States: Essays 1952-1992, won the National Book Award. He divides his time between Ravello, Italy, and Los Angeles.

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