Posts Tagged ‘Gore Vidal’

Revisiting Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckinridge

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  A blistering satire and celebration of Hollywood, Myra Breckinridge is perhaps Gore Vidal’s most wildly provocative novel. Myron, a mild-mannered film scholar, obtains a sex change to become Myra, a champion feminist who overpowers an outdated and misogynistic industry. (The opening line: “I am Myra Breckinridge, whom no man will ever possess.”) It’s truly […]

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Vault Salutes Gore Vidal

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We were saddened today to learn of the death of one of America’s greatest intellectuals. An aristocrat, political observer, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, television pundit and social force, Gore Vidal may truly be the only Renaissance Man of the latter half of the 20th century. His sweeping, magisterial historical novels attempted to trace the lines […]

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