Gore Vidal Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 13 pages of information about the life of Gore Vidal.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Gore Vidal

Eugene Luther Vidal was born in West Point, New York, where his father was an army instructor of aeronautics. He later took the name, Gore, from his mother, Nina Gore. As a prolific novelist, Vidal is famous for his controversial (some might say bizarre) subjects and his historical novels. But Vidal's versatility extends beyond the world of the novel, as he has also achieved fame as playwright, critic, essayist, mystery writer, screenwriter, and almost, politician. Despite his many abilities Vidal may be best known as a successful, flamboyant, and eccentric talk-show guest who exhibits an irrepressible urge to debate. Vidal has managed to endure, both as "public figure" and "artist"; an examination of his life and works will indicate that his artistic achievements and commercial successes are compatible, for he has shown from the beginning of his career an insight into contemporary themes and an ability to construct...

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