Gore Vidal

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Nov 5, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 864 pages
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.

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GORE VIDAL: A Biography

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Although Kaplan has declared, "I prefer my subjects dead," such as Dickens (1988) and Henry James (1992), he more than rises to the task in this lively biography of the prolific, controversial author ... Read full review

Gore Vidal: a biography

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Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Queens College and CUNY's Graduate Center, Kaplan relied on interviews, newsreel and TV footage, and full access to Vidal's papers for this biography. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Fred Kaplan teaches at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. He is the editor of The Essential Gore Vidal and the author of the biographies Henry James, Dickens, and Thomas Carlyle, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Kaplan lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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