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Gore Vidal

Born: 1925-10-13 - Died: 2012-07-31
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Gore Vidal died on July 31st, 2012, after battling complications with pneumonia. Vidal was 86 years of age.

Who was Gore Vidal :

Gore Vidal (born as Eugene Luther Gore Vidal) was a well-known political activist, playwright, and novelist from West Point in New York, NY. Gore Vidal was mostly known for his fiction/non-fiction essays and political writings.

Gore Vidal began his writing career at the age of 19 in 1946 with his first fiction novel titled Williwaw, kickstarting his writing career with various other fiction and non-fiction novels, along with two Broadway plays, and political-based essays. Writing in the political niche became Vidal's whole career, making him one of the well-known political writers of his time.

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  1. Edwin A. Empestan Says:

    rest in peace Gore!!!

  2. Todd Parham Says:

    Your passing is a lost to both the literary and intellectual world. May God give you Peace.

  3. Tin Says:

    Well, after reading Meroney’s full itirevnew with this horror-show, ”twisted old has-been degenerate desperate for attention“ certainly seems a lot more accurate than “sharp provocateur, as irascible and irreverent as ever.” Good Lord, how did he reach 83 so full of poison?And, given the opportunities he was afforded ever since entering the army (which he states saved him) at 17, why such contempt for this country? He insists it was our anti-semitism that got poor Polanski. Obama he credits with being highly educated and rather better than a country like this deserves. And he wittily identifies American values as Lying and cheating. Venom comes in all political persuasions, and Vidal seems too far gone to represent any one ideology. What seems really sick to me is that he is still published, promoted, and lauded as an American literary and cultural icon.

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