Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Fascinating--. Vidal's life is so full of incident and celebrity, so much at the center of power and glamour, Kaplan's book is a pageant of entertaining stories."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kaplan must be commended.a splendid job."--San Francisco Chronicle "An invaluable font of research."--The Washington Post. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: This first major, authorized biography of a towering literary and cultural figure, published to coincide with The Golden Age (Doubleday, Fall 200), the seventh title in Vidal's Narratives of Empire series.
No writer since Hemingway has lived his life on as ambitious or international a scale as Gore Vidal, whose work, like Hemingway's, has become a prominent landmark in twentieth century American literature. Thanks to Vidal's complete cooperation and Kaplan's complete autonomy, this meticulously researched biography has all the glamour, sex, gossip, and family scandal one would expect. But more than that, Kaplan ties together the diversity and variety of his subject's work and life in a highly satisfying, utterly thorough study that will be the starting point for any critical and cultural analysis of Gore Vidal for years to come.
Recensione: Veteran biographer Fred Kaplan, praised for his evocative portraits of 19th-century masters like Charles Dickens and Thomas Carlyle, turns with aplomb to a contemporary writer in this lengthy yet cogent work. Indeed, the multifaceted Gore Vidal, born in 1925 but positively Victorian in the breadth of his interests and achievements, is fortunate to have a biographer as wide-ranging as Kaplan. He traces the familial roots of Vidal's lifelong political engagement (his maternal grandfather was a U.S. senator) and lucidly assesses his nonfiction as well as his bestselling novels such as Washington, D.C. and Burr, reminding readers that Vidal has for decades been an astute, sardonic observer of the American scene. Vidal's personal relations are depicted frankly but briskly, as befits a staunch defender of homosexual rights who is open about his own orientation but refuses to be pigeonholed as a gay writer. The famous feuds with William Buckley, Norman Mailer, and Truman Capote get enjoyably full treatment, properly situated in the context of larger issues. If the inner workings of Vidal's psyche remain ultimately elusive despite Kaplan's access as authorized biographer to thousands of unpublished letters, that too seems right for someone of whom a friend once remarked, "I've always thought that Gore is a man without an unconscious." --Wendy Smith
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Descrizione libro Anchor. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 038547704X Item in good condition and has highlighting/writing on text. Used texts may not contain supplemental items such as CDs, info-trac etc. Codice libro della libreria Z038547704XZ3
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Descrizione libro Anchor Books, 2000. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Near Fine. First Paperback Printing. The condition is Near Fine+. First paperback printing.This really looks like a very interesting book, with great photos from Gore Vidal's life. This is a thick soft cover trade paperback biography book. It is very complete ! The cover on this book is very bright and very clean with hardly any shelf wear at all. The book is firm with a straight & smooth spine. There is a very slight touch of a wrinkle on the back cover. The pages are white, bright and unmarked. No names. Beautiful & interesting book ! 850 pages including index. Codice libro della libreria 005811
Descrizione libro Anchor. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. 038547704X Very Good Condition. Has some wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria Z038547704XZ2
Descrizione libro Anchor, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG038547704X
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803854770483.0