Writer Gore Vidal, 86, has died

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Writer Gore Vidal, 86, has died


by Elaine Woo
July 31, 2012 , 9:02 p.m.

Gore Vidal , the iconoclastic writer, savvy analyst and imperious gadfly on the national conscience, has died. He was 86.
Vidal died Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills of complications of pneumonia , said nephew Burr Steers.
Vidal was a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels, including historical works such as “Lincoln” and “Burr” and satires such as “Myra Breckinridge” and “Duluth.” He was also a prolific essayist whose pieces on politics, sexuality, religion and literature -- once described as “elegantly sustained demolition derbies” -- both delighted and inflamed and in 1993 earned him a National Book Award for his massive “United States Essays, 1952-1992.”
PHOTOS: Gore Vidal | 1925 - 2012

Good riddance.

Bob Dylan Roof

Why is he promoted as an iconoclast? Didn't he just promote great society government efforts through literature?

People who promote this stuff think they're always moving against the grain.
Bob Dylan Roof

Vidal was one of those special people who could simultaneously advocate centralized goverment while decrying the actions of that same government.

Ben S. Kanake

he said he disliked vaginas.

Gore Vidal on the politics of fudge bars:

Esquire Magazine , December 1961, "The Wrath of the Right."

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