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Palimpsest: A Memoir free pdf Gore Vidal refers to this memoir of his first 39 years as a "palimpsest", pointing out how remembrances are shaped and reshaped with time. From the vantage point of his villa on the Italian coast, Vidal tells of his life as a novelist and dramatist, politician and critic, and discusses the figures he has known, including the Kennedys, Tennessee Williams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jack Kerouac, Amelia Earhart, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Woven throughout are meditations on writing, history, acting, politics, and love. 91 photos.

About Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal (1925 2012) was born Eugene Luther Vidal, later adopting the surname of his grandfather, Senator Thomas Gore, as his first name. Well known as a novelist, an essayist, a playwright, and a social and political commentator, he was the author of numerous novels the first, "Williwaw," written when he was twenty-one as well as scripts for film, television and the stage, including the extremely successful "The Best Man" and "Visit to a" "Small Planet." His other novels include "Myra Breckenridge" (1968), as well as thehistorical novels in the series "Narratives of Empire," which includes "Burr" (1973), "1876" (1976), "Lincoln" (1984), "Empire" (1987), "Hollywood" (1990), and "The Golden Age" (2000). He won the National Book Award in 1993 for his book of essays, "United States: Essays (1952" "1992).""

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Author : Gore Vidal
Publisher : Penguin Books
Data Published : 01 September 1996
ISBN : 0140260897
EAN : 9780140260892
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 448 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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