Messiah By Gore Vidal Vintage Pocketbook, Scifi
Mr. Vidal’s interest in politics came as a birthright. His father, Eugene L. Vidal, served as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s director of the Bureau of Air Commerce, and his mother, Nina (Gore) Vidal, was the daughter of Sen. Thomas P. Gore (D-Okla.).
Signed copy of Burr by Vidal Gore
A defiant political insider who is related to both the Gores and the Kennedys, he is a proud Leftist who nevertheless does not hesitate to slash at party orthodoxy when he deems it necessary.
In his epigrammatic wit, lofty public persona, and lapidary quarrelsomeness, Mr. Vidal conjured up the image of a latter-day Oscar Wilde. The parallel extended to his sexuality. It was Mr. Vidal’s contention that human beings are inherently bisexual. “There is no such thing as a homosexual or heterosexual person,” he believed. “There are only homo- and heterosexual acts. Most people are a mixture of impulses, if not practices.”
Myra Breckinridge a Novel by Gore Vidal - BOOK
My father, the late William F. Buckley, Jr. had a bit of history with the now-late Gore Vidal. In what actually might be the quintessential unscripted TV exchange, Vidal called him a “crypto-nazi.” WFB returned the compliment by calling him a “queer.” This amidst the tear gas and noise of the 1968 Chicago Democratic convention.
Gore Vidal The Judgment of Paris 1965 HC Scarce Reprint
Gore Vidal, whose best-selling novels and witty, acidulous essays made him one of America’s best-known authors, died Tuesday at his home in Hollywood Hills, Calif. He was 86. The cause of death was complications from pneumonia, according to his nephew.