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If Gore Vidal married Al Gore he would be
Think about it when watching
War of the Planet of the Apes
File Under: It's my party!, Lesley! (Gore)
Did you know that her younger brother - Michael Gore - co-wrote the Oscar winning Irene Cara hit in 1981, FAME
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Look at the French who will not and the Americans who cannot.
Look at me who ought not, if only because I exist entirely outside the usual human experience.
...stories that the weekly Medford Transcript won't publish, that Inside Medford is not allowed to publish, and that the now-defunct Medford Mercury CAN'T publish,
Look at the French who will not and the Americans who cannot. ... Myra Breckinridge would be, moreover, like Antonioni's Blow-Up, both an “An Extreme
How many writers do YOU know who cite Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science, and Gore Vidal as their main influences?
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Myra Breckinridge & Myron: An
By Harry Kloman
[NOTE: This essay was written in 2001 for inclusion in a Czech translation of Myra Breckinridge and Myron. The book's translator has so far yet to find a publisher. The illustrations below show the covers of five translations of the novels. From top: Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Netherlands, Portugal.]
IN 1968 - as her creator, Gore Vidal, so delicately put it nearly 20 years later - Myra Breckinridge "emerged like Athena from the head of Zeus (for non-classical scholars, Zeus Pappadapolis was once given, memorably, head by Athena Robsjohn-Gibbings, the furniture designer)." By Vidal�s estimate, Myra's arrival measured 6 on the cultural Richter scale - a literary earthquake of major proportion in a dis-United States fighting an unpopular war and itself.
IT WOULD BE NO EXAGGERATION to state that by the summer of 1968, Gore Vidal had become America�s most talked-about author. Sales of Myra Breckinridge took off like a house afire, and in July 1968, during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago - an event marked by protests in the streets and violent police action against the protesters - Vidal appeared as a commentator on live television. His conservative opponent in debate was his long-time arch rival, William F. Buckley Jr. Before their face-to-face encounter ended, harsh words were exchanged - followed by years of lawsuits as each man sued the other for one reason or another.