Early life[ edit ] Eugene Louis Vidal was born in the cadet hospital of the U. The middle name, Louis, was a mistake on the part of his father, "who could not remember, for certain, whether his own name was Eugene Louis or Eugene Luther". Albans school, where Vidal attended preparatory school. The baptismal ceremony was effected so he "could be confirmed [into the Episcopal faith]" at the Washington Cathedral, in Februaryas "Eugene Luther Gore Vidal".
Early life[ edit ] Eugene Louis Vidal was born in the cadet hospital of the U. The middle name, Louis, was a mistake on the part of his father, "who could not remember, for certain, whether his own name was Eugene Louis or Eugene Luther". Albans school, where Vidal attended preparatory school.
The baptismal ceremony was effected so he "could be confirmed [into the Episcopal faith]" at the Washington Cathedral, in Februaryas "Eugene Luther Gore Vidal". Military Academy, the exceptionally athletic Vidal Sr.
Subsequently, he competed in the Summer Olympics and in the Summer Olympics seventh in the decathlonand coach of the U.
Auchincloss and to Robert Olds. She also had "a long off-and-on affair" with the actor Clark Gable. Given the blindness of his maternal grandfather, Senator Thomas Pryor Goreof Oklahoma, Vidal read aloud to him, and was his Senate pageand his seeing-eye guide. Albans School on his first European trip, to visit Italy and France.
When the Second World War began in early September, the group was forced to an early return home; on his way back, he and his colleagues stopped in Great Britain, and they met the U.
Sharpest Tongue in the West, Roy Hattersley said that "for reasons he never explained, he [Vidal] did not go on to HarvardYaleor Princetonwith other members of his social class. Later, Vidal passed the examinations necessary to become a maritime warrant officer junior grade in the Transportation Corps, and subsequently served as first mate of the F.
After three years in service, Warrant Officer Gene Vidal suffered hypothermiadeveloped rheumatoid arthritis and, consequently, was reassigned to duty as a mess officer. These include, from antiquity: AD ; and from the post-Renaissance: Thomas Love Peacock — and George Meredith — More recent literary figures by whom his work was influenced include: Twenty years from now, you will still be attacked for it".
The Edgar Box genre novels sold well and earned black-listed Vidal a secret living. Two early teleplays were A Sense of Justice and Honor. Roosevelt and Myra Breckinridgea satire of the American movie business, by way of a school of dramatic arts owned by a transsexual woman, the eponymous anti-heroine.May 26, · Gore Vidal is a glancing wit who has the good essayist's art of saying serious things personally and lightly.
Where others lumber along earnestly in professional prose, he rides gaily in and. Unlock This Study Guide Now. Start your hour free trial to unlock this + page Gore Vidal study guide and get instant access to the following.
Biography; Critical Essays; Analysis; You'll. Former William Morris lit department topper Owen Laster, whose many clients included Judy Blume, Gore Vidal and the estate of Margaret Mitchell, died Wednesday in Manhattan after a brief illness.
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Gore Vidal, winner of the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, is one of the great figures in American writing.
Now through Vidal's extraordinary literary talents, the three men most responsible for the shaping of America come to life as never before. It looks like you've lost connection to our server.
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