Gore Videl:
A Biography

Fred Kaplan / 1999

Doubleday / ISBN 0385477031 (1999)

Only Fred Kaplan would have the guts to take on the slimy,
perilously unstable snake called Gore Videl. The fact that
Vidal himself loathed the outcome is actually a selling point.

Gore Vidal was a genius, no one will argue that. Talent?
Tons of it, nearly as much as the alcohol he fueled it with.
A life of privilege, political connections, entry to famous
figures of the arts? Check and double-check. Did he (Gore)
ever try to "tell all"... or as much as possible in his own
impossible style? Only when he he knew he was dying.

Fred Kaplan, I've always been an admirer of yours but never
more than after reading this book. Only you could have pulled
it off. There was once a famous theatrical review about whether
or not you could pull clean water from a dirty well.... and I
am reminded of that review now.

Rest in the peace you never found on Earth, Gore.

dimensions: 9.4 x 6.5 x 2.1 in / weight: 2.8 lb / volume: 864 pages

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