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Author Kaplan, Fred, 1937-

Title Gore Vidal : a biography / by Fred Kaplan.

Published New York : Doubleday, 1999.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  818.5409 VIDAL/ KAPL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 850 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prelude 1 -- Chapter 1 Origins, 1776-1925 3 -- Chapter 2 A Washington Childhood, 1925-1939 30 -- Chapter 3 First Flight, 1935-1939 68 -- Chapter 4 Brave New World, 1939-1941 99 -- Chapter 5 Proudly Unfurled, 1941-1943 134 -- Chapter 6 A Border Lord, 1943-1946 167 -- Chapter 7 Two Eagles, 1946-1947 202 -- Chapter 8 Golden Age, 1947-1948 244 -- Chapter 9 Byron Without Greece, 1948-1950 288 -- Chapter 10 A Room of His Own, 1950-1955 332 -- Chapter 11 Intolerable Absences, 1955-1957 374 -- Chapter 12 Open and Shut, 1957-1960 417 -- Chapter 13 Something to Say, 1960-1963 463 -- Chapter 14 Delphi, 1963-1966 514 -- Chapter 15 Trapped in a Nightmare, 1965-1968 564 -- Chapter 16 From Chicago to Ravello, 1969-1972 603 -- Chapter 17 View from La Rondinaia, 1972-1978 650 -- Chapter 18 Same Sinking Boat, 1978-1986 699 -- Chapter 19 Scenes from Later Life, 1987-1996 756.
Summary "From his Washington childhood, a world of high political and social connections and domestic turmoil, to his Exeter education and U.S. Army experiences; from his Hollywood and television career to his literary life as a novelist, playwright, and essayist; from his friendships and feuds with Tennessee Williams, Anais Nin, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and William Buckley to his exploration of homosexuality and celebration of bisexuality; from his cool satirical analyses of "the rich, the famous and the powerful" to his projection of himself onto the national stage of television talk shows and political ambition, Gore Vidal has been both participant in and spectator at the centers of American power."--BOOK JACKET. "Fred Kaplan enjoyed complete access to Vidal's papers, letters, and private photographs, as well as television and newsreel footage, but was guaranteed a free hand by Vidal to write as he saw fit."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
ISBN 0385477031