Imatge de l'autor

Gore Vidal (1925–2012)

Autor/a de Lincoln

147+ obres 28,348 Membres 460 Ressenyes 118 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Gore Vidal was born Eugene Luther Gore Vidal Jr. on October 3, 1925 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. He did not go to college but attended St. Albans School in Washington and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in 1943. He enlisted in the Army, where he mostra'n més became first mate on a freight supply ship in the Aleutian Islands. His first novel, Williwaw, was published in 1946 when he was twenty-one years old and working as an associate editor at the publishing company E. P. Dutton. The City and the Pillar was about a handsome, athletic young Virginia man who gradually discovers that he is homosexual, which caused controversy in the publishing world. The New York Times refused to advertise the novel and gave a negative review of it and future novels. He had such trouble getting subsequent novels reviewed that he turned to writing mysteries under the pseudonym Edgar Box and then gave up novel-writing altogether for a time. Once he moved to Hollywood, he wrote television dramas, screenplays, and plays. His films included I Accuse, Suddenly Last Summer with Tennessee Williams, Is Paris Burning? with Francis Ford Coppola, and Ben-Hur. His most successful play was The Best Man, which he also adapted into a film. He started writing novels again in the 1960's including Julian, Washington, D.C., Myra Breckenridge, Burr, Myron, 1876, Lincoln, Hollywood, Live From Golgotha: The Gospel According to Gore Vidal, and The Golden Age. He also published two collections of essays entitled The Second American Revolution, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism in 1982 and United States: Essays 1952-1992. In 2009, he received the National Book Awards lifetime achievement award. He died from complications of pneumonia on July 31, 2012 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Gore Vidal en octobre 2006, à Los Angeles

Sèrie

Obres de Gore Vidal

Lincoln (1984) 2,619 exemplars
Burr (1973) 2,366 exemplars
Julian (1964) 1,862 exemplars
Creation (1981) 1,570 exemplars
Empire (1987) 1,294 exemplars
1876 (1976) 1,268 exemplars
Palimpsest: A Memoir (1995) 1,074 exemplars
Myra Breckinridge (1968) 967 exemplars
Washington, D.C. (1967) 892 exemplars
Hollywood (1990) 833 exemplars
L'Edat d'or (2000) 762 exemplars
Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace (2002) 713 exemplars
United States: Essays 1952-1992 (1993) 712 exemplars
Kalki (1978) 631 exemplars
The City and the Pillar {revised} (1965) 620 exemplars
Messiah (1954) 490 exemplars
Myra Breckinridge [and] Myron (1968) 462 exemplars
The Smithsonian Institution (1998) 446 exemplars
The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 (1992) 413 exemplars
Duluth (1983) 398 exemplars
Myron (1974) 255 exemplars
The Judgment of Paris (1952) 224 exemplars
The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal (2007) 201 exemplars
A Search for the King (1950) 193 exemplars
At Home: Essays 1982-1988 (1988) 176 exemplars
Williwaw (1946) 172 exemplars
Two Sisters (1851) 155 exemplars
Death in the Fifth Position (1952) — Autor — 151 exemplars
A Thirsty Evil (1956) 146 exemplars
The City and the Pillar and Seven Early Stories (1995) — Autor — 141 exemplars
Screening History (1992) 131 exemplars
The Impossible H. L. Mencken (1991) — Pròleg — 130 exemplars
Thieves Fall Out (1953) 128 exemplars
Death Likes It Hot (1954) 111 exemplars
Death Before Bedtime (1953) 105 exemplars
Vidal in Venice (1985) 95 exemplars
The Best Man [Play] (1960) 94 exemplars
The Essential Gore Vidal (1605) 93 exemplars
Visit to a Small Planet (1955) 93 exemplars
Deadly Sins (1994) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars
Dark Green, Bright Red (1950) 80 exemplars
Suddenly, Last Summer [1959 film] (1959) — Screenwriter — 79 exemplars
Virgin Islands (1997) 72 exemplars
An Evening with Richard Nixon (1972) 71 exemplars
Armageddon? Essays 1983-1987 (1987) 68 exemplars
The American Presidency (2003) 66 exemplars
In a Yellow Wood (1883) 56 exemplars
Best Television Plays (1956) 45 exemplars
The Season of Comfort (1949) 39 exemplars
Sex, Death, and Money (1968) 34 exemplars
A View from the Diners Club (1991) 31 exemplars
Lincoln [1988 TV mini series] (1988) — Writer — 28 exemplars
Rocking the boat (1962) 27 exemplars
Myra Breckinridge [1970 film] (1970) — Screenwriter — 23 exemplars
The Sicilian [1987 film] (1987) — Writer — 14 exemplars
Creación II (1994) 10 exemplars
Cry Shame! (1950) 8 exemplars
Creación I (1988) 8 exemplars
Dangerous Voyage (1953) 7 exemplars
L'edat d'or : I (2001) 6 exemplars
Great American Families (1975) 6 exemplars
Ensayos 1952-2001 (2007) 5 exemplars
The Best Man [1964 film] (1964) — Screenwriter — 5 exemplars
Weekend: A Comedy in Two Acts (1968) 5 exemplars
L'edat d'or : II 4 exemplars
The Best TV Plays (1970) 3 exemplars
Democrazia tradita 6-1 (2004) 2 exemplars
Das ist nicht Amerika!: Essays (2000) 2 exemplars
Three Plays 2 exemplars
REMOTATE SU QUESTI SCHERMI (1993) 2 exemplars
Impe rio (1989) 1 exemplars
කල්කි 1 exemplars
On Our Own Now — Autor — 1 exemplars
À Procura do Rei 1 exemplars
The End of Liberty 1 exemplars
Lincoln: A Novel - Part 1 of 2 (1993) 1 exemplars
Lincoln: A Novel - Part 2 of 2 (1984) 1 exemplars
Se controlli i media è fatta (2008) 1 exemplars
Eugene Luther Vidal 1 exemplars
The Art of Fiction 1 exemplars
Paolo 1 exemplars
Naiset kirjastossa (1986) 1 exemplars
La institució smithsoniana (1999) 1 exemplars
The Civil War 1 exemplars
Lincoln T3 1 exemplars

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La copa daurada (1904) — Pròleg, algunes edicions; Introducció, algunes edicions2,754 exemplars
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Collected Stories (1985) — Introducció, algunes edicions510 exemplars
Gattaca [1997 film] (1997) — Actor — 375 exemplars
Collected Stories, 1939–1976 (1979) — Introducció — 362 exemplars
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992) — Col·laborador — 320 exemplars
Out of This Century: Confessions of an Art Addict (1901) — Pròleg, algunes edicions225 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Col·laborador — 221 exemplars
Atheism: A Reader (2000) — Col·laborador — 182 exemplars
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Col·laborador — 178 exemplars
Selected Speeches and Writings (1992) — Introducció — 173 exemplars
Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press (2002) — Pròleg, algunes edicions172 exemplars
XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits (1605) — Introducció — 159 exemplars
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Col·laborador — 158 exemplars
Granta 32: History (1990) — Col·laborador — 151 exemplars
The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Work (2010) — Col·laborador — 142 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Col·laborador — 138 exemplars
The Other persuasion: short fiction about gay men and women (1977) — Col·laborador — 121 exemplars
Confessions of an Art Addict (1960) — Pròleg, algunes edicions121 exemplars
The Christopher Street reader (1982) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
Caligula [1979 film] (1979) — Screenwriter — 94 exemplars
The Celluloid Closet [1995 film] (1995) — Self — 89 exemplars
India in Mind (2005) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
Roma [1972 film] (1972) 75 exemplars
Where Joy Resides: A Christopher Isherwood Reader (1989) — Introducció — 74 exemplars
The Edith Wharton omnibus (1978) — Introducció — 73 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1986 (1986) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars
All Trivia: A Collection of Reflections & Aphorisms (1933) — Pròleg, algunes edicions68 exemplars
10 Short Plays (1963) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
Gay Sunshine Interviews. Vol. 1 (1978) — Interviewee — 61 exemplars
Angels on Toast / Wicked Pavilion / Golden Spur (1989) — Introducció, algunes edicions57 exemplars
With Honors [1994 film] (1994) — Actor — 56 exemplars
Why We Fight [2005 film] (2005) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self (1992) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Best American Plays: Fifth Series, 1957-1963 (1952) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
The Signet Book of Short Plays (2004) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Paths of Resistance: The Art and Craft of the Political Novel (1989) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
A Bush & Botox World (2007) — Pròleg — 19 exemplars
The Left Handed Gun [1958 film] (1958) — Original play — 15 exemplars
Kennedys: Stories of Life and Death from an American Family (2001) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
New World Writing: Fourth Mentor Selection (1953) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
New World Writing: First Mentor Selection (1952) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Against the Beast: An Anti-Imperialist Reader (2004) — Introducció — 11 exemplars
Film Scripts Four: Darling, a Hard Days Night, the Best Man (1989) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Best of Enemies [2015 film] (2015) — Actor — 4 exemplars
Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia [2013 film] (2013) — Actor — 4 exemplars
Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal [2015 film] (2015) — Archive footage — 3 exemplars
What Makes a Man G.I.B.* *Good in Bed (1979) — Epíleg — 2 exemplars
Playboy Magazine ~ December 1987 (Brigitte Nielsen) (1987) — Interview — 1 exemplars
Short Plays for Reading and Acting (1970) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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The City and the Pillar a Combiners! (juny 2022)
Dreams of President Abe Lincoln a Dreamers (febrer 2017)
Gore Vidal, 86, RIP a Book talk (agost 2012)

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Un brillant anàlisi de la trajectoria vital i política d'un visionari que es va convertir en el President més important de la història dels Estas Units.
 
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Membres
28,348
Popularitat
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Valoració
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Ressenyes
460
ISBN
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23
Preferit
118

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