Gore Vidal reported dead
Gore Vidal was one of those rare combinations: a writer who loved the spotlight…and who deserved it.
Without question an important American writer, Vidal was also famous for political opinions and an outsize personality.
What first comes to mind?
For many, it may be Myra Breckinridge (not currently available in the Kindle store), starring a transsexual, which was later made into a movie.
For others, it might be Lincoln, a novel about the President.
Some will think of Vidal’s disputes with William F. Buckley, Jr. (they were on different sides of the political fence).
Perhaps, for a few, it’s appearances on The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
We have lost a unique literary voice.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.