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Vidal: ‘I Am the Enemy to So Many’

Throughout his adult life and probably his youth, Gore Vidal enjoyed the sort of playful self-adulation that is often mistaken for arrogance when committed by members of the American upper class.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 READ MORE



Mr. Fish

Why I Miss Norman Mailer

I thought that I’d done everything I was supposed to do. This was back in the springtime of 2007, about seven months before Norman Mailer died.

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 READ MORE    


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AP photo / Michel Euler

Vive Le Clézio!

French novelist Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio was named this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. Le Clézio, whom the Swedish Academy fancifully described as an “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilisation,” has written more than 20 novels since the early age of 23.

Posted on Oct 9, 2008 READ MORE


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Zuade Kaufman

‘This Place Is Broken’

Gore Vidal on fascism, terrorism and wartime propaganda. Part II of Truthdig’s interview with the award-winning novelist. (earlier: part I)

Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE


President Jonah, Spoken by Gore Vidal

Internationally acclaimed essayist, novelist and playwright Gore Vidal argues that America under Bush is evincing characteristics of the post-fall-of-Rome Dark Ages: the triumph of faith over reason, the atrophy of education and critical thinking, and integration of the state, torture and religion.

Posted on Jan 27, 2006 READ MORE


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