TV News LIES

Thursday, Jul 31st

Last update10:01:59 PM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Gore Vidal, iconoclastic author, dies at 86

Gore Vidal, iconoclastic author, dies at 86

E-mail Print PDF

Gore VidalGore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels - from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" - and volumes of essays critics consider among the most elegant in the English language.

He also brought shrewd intelligence to writing Broadway hits, Hollywood screenplays, television dramas and a trio of mysteries still in print after 50 years.

When he wasn't writing, he was popping up in movies, playing himself in "Fellini's Roma," a sinister plotter in sci-fi thriller "Gattaca" and a U.S. senator in "Bob Roberts." The grandson of a U.S. senator, he also made two entertaining but unsuccessful forays into politics, running for the Senate from California and the House of Representatives from New York.

In other spare moments, he demolished intellectual rivals like Norman Mailer and William F. Buckley Jr. with acidic one-liners, establishing himself as a peerless master of talk-show punditry.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Leading Sierra Leone doctor is second med worker to die of Ebola

Secind dictor dies if ebolaSierra Leone is in mourning after a leading virologist who risked his life to treat dozens...

Billionaire Ackman accuses Herbalife of fraud

HerbalifeBillionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman broadened his public assault Tuesday on diet shaker maker Herbalife,...

Obama to 'unlock' cellphone rights: How free will you be?

lockinh cellphoneA bill passed by Congress and waiting to be signed by President Obama represents a big...

Snowden: NSA snoops shared intercepted sextings

NSA intercepted sextsFormer National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says the analysts who monitored the texts and e-mails...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!