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Palimpsest

  • Kartonierter Einband
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Informationen zum Autor Gore Vidal (19252012) was born Eugene Luther Vidal! later adopting the surname of his grandfather! Senator... Weiterlesen
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Informationen zum Autor Gore Vidal (19252012) 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 novelsthe first! Williwaw ! written when he was twenty-oneas 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). Klappentext 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. Zusammenfassung This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip! satire! historical apercus! and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time! providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life! from his birth in 1925 to today! and features a cast of memorable charactersincluding the Kennedy family! Marlon Brando! Anais Nin! and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Autorentext
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 (19521992). 

Klappentext

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.



Zusammenfassung
This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters—including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Palimpsest
Untertitel: A Memoir
Autor:
EAN: 9780140260892
ISBN: 978-0-14-026089-2
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Random House N.Y.
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 480
Jahr: 1996