Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Gore Vidal - American Writer - died 31 July 2012

Gore Vidal "died on Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, where he moved in 2003, after years of living in Ravello, Italy. He was 86."       

Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies
by Hillel Italie
The Associated Press
Published     Wednesday, Aug. 01 2012, 12:24 AM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Aug. 01 2012,  7:54 AM EDT

Gore Vidal, chronicler of American life and politics, dies
by Saeed Ahmed
updated 11:17 AM EDT, Wed August 1, 2012
Gore Vidal, 1925-2012
Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer
The New York Times
by Charles McGrath
Published: August 1, 2012

Few American writers have been more versatile or gotten more mileage from their talent. He published some 25 novels, two memoirs and several volumes of stylish, magisterial essays. He also wrote plays, television dramas and screenplays. For a while he was even a contract writer at MGM. And he could always be counted on for a spur-of-the-moment aphorism, putdown or sharply worded critique of American foreign policy.

Below is an article written by Fred Kaplan who is the author of  "Gore Vidal, A Biography".

Vidal's magnificent strengths, appalling weaknesses
by Fred Kaplan
Special to CNN
updated 6:18 PM EDT, Wed August 1, 2012

The following webpage lists:
  • some facts about his life,
  • Publications (selected) with dates, 
  • Filmograpy (selected)  with dates,
  • Stage Productions        with dates.

A look back at Gore Vidal
August 1st, 2012 02:13 AM ET

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