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The infamously persnickety Gore Vidal would most probably balk at being designated an icon of style. However, his new book “Gore Vidal: Snapshots in History’s Glare” (Abrams, $40), being touted as a “visual memoir,” serves as a fresh reminder of the esteemed place that he holds not only in literatur...

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Well, they were dire. In my third book, The City and the Pillar, I described the normality of homosexual relations.

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was a liberal American author, playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and political activist. His third novel, The City and the Pillar (1948), outraged conservative critics as one of the first major American novels to feature unambiguous homosexuality. He also ran for political office twice and was a longtime political critic.

Gore Vidal, one of my fathers favourite authors and also one of mine. Thanks dad *smiles* - A.R.

Gore Vidal in Italy. What a great loss to letters and intellectual discourse.

Gore Vidal, guionista de Ben-Hur. "The City and the pilar" (La ciudad y el pilar de sal) es una novela que causó gran controversia en su momento por su temática abiertamente homosexual

A young Gore Vidal in Guatemala in 1947 From The Gore Vidal Papers, Courtesy of the Houghton Library, Harvard University

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The Impossible Cool: Vidal. 1925 - 2012