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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 Myron, a mild-mannered film scholar, obtains a sex change to become Myra, a champion feminist who overpowers an outdated and misogynistic industry.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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