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Gore Vidal: Selected Essays

Gore Vidal: Selected Essays

UK 2007, 451 pp., Pb, € 17.99
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Gore Vidal - novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialist - is America's premier man of letters. No other living writer brings more sparkling wit, vast learning, indelible personality, and provocative mirth to the job of writing an essay. This new selection brings together the best of Gore Vidal's essays, comment and criticism from his 50-year writing ... Weiterlesen

Gore Vidal: Point to Point Navigation

Gore Vidal: Point to Point Navigation

A Memoir. USA 2007, 277 pp., brochure, € 17.99
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In this autobiography that takes up where his best-selling »Palimpsest« left off, novelist, essayist, critic and controversialist Vidal reflects on his remarkable life. Writing from his desks in Ravello and Hollywood Hills, Vidal travels in his memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theater, politics, and international society where he has cut a wide swath, recounting achievements and defeats, ... Weiterlesen

Gore Vidal: Julian

Gore Vidal: Julian

USA 2003, 528 pp., brochure, € 18.95
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Vintage
The remarkable bestseller about the fourth-century Roman emperor who famously tried to halt the spread of Christianity, »Julian« is widely regarded as one of Gore Vidal´s finest historical novels. - Julian the Apostate, nephew of Constantine the Great, was one of the brightest yet briefest lights in the history of the Roman Empire. A military genius on the level of ... Weiterlesen

Gore Vidal: The City and the Pillar

Gore Vidal: The City and the Pillar

USA 2003, 207 pp., Pb, € 17.95
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Vintage
Jim, a handsome, all-American athlete, has always been shy around girls. But when he and his best friend, Bob, partake in »awful kid stuff«, the experience forms Jim's ideal of spiritual completion. Defying his parents' expectations, Jim strikes out on his own, hoping to find Bob and rekindle their amorous friendship. Along the way he struggles with what he feels ... Weiterlesen

Gore Vidal: Ewiger Krieg für ewigen Frieden

Gore Vidal: Ewiger Krieg für ewigen Frieden

Wie Amerika den Hass erntet, den es gesät hat. D 2002, 132 S., brosch., € 13.88
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Gore Vidal sieht die Attentate des 11. September nicht losgelöst als »Angriff auf die westliche Zivilisation«, sondern begründet im Verhalten der USA als einer 'imperialen Nation'; er erkennt Parallelen zwischen Amerikas gewalttätiger Einmischung in die inneren Angelegenheiten fremder Staaten und der Einschränkung der Grundrechte der amerikanischen Bürger, spätestens nach dem Oklahoma-Attentat von 1995 und Präsident Clintons Anti-Terror-Programm, das dem FBI ... Weiterlesen

Gore Vidal: Palimpsest

Gore Vidal: Palimpsest

USA 1995, 448 pp., brochure, € 24.95
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Penguin USA
This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated gay life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters - including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

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