Gore Vidal / Sep 17, 2019

Palimpsest Published to celebrate his th birthday the memoirs of the American writer from his childhood as the grandson of a blind southern senator through to the establishment of his literary career in

  • Title: Palimpsest
  • Author: Gore Vidal
  • ISBN: 9780140260892
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published to celebrate his 70th birthday, the memoirs of the American writer, from his childhood as the grandson of a blind southern senator, through to the establishment of his literary career in 1964.

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      • Gore Vidal

        Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage his grandfather was the senator Thomas Gore, and he later became a relation through marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy.Vidal ran for political office twice and was a longtime political critic He was a lifelong isolationist Democrat As well known for his essays as his novels, Vidal wrote for The Nation, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Review of Books and Esquire.Through his essays and media appearances, Vidal was a long time critic of American foreign policy In addition to this, he characterised the United States as a decaying empire from the 1980s onwards Additionally he was known for his well publicized spats with such figures as Norman Mailer, William F Buckley, Jr and Truman Capote.Vidal s novels fell into two distinct camps social and historical His best known social novel was Myra Breckinridge his best known historical novels included Julian, Burr and Lincoln His third novel, The City and the Pillar 1948 , outraged conservative critics as one of the first major American novels to feature unambiguous homosexuality At the time of his death he was the last of a generation of American writers who had served during World War II, including J D Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer and Joseph Heller Perhaps best remembered for his caustic wit, he referred to himself as a gentleman bitch and has been described as the 20th century s answer to Oscar WildeAlso used the pseudonym Edgar Box Gore Vidal um dos nomes centrais na hist ria da literatura americana p s Segunda Guerra Mundial Nascido em 1925, em Nova Iorque, estudou na Academia de Phillips Exeter Estado de New Hampshire O seu primeiro romance, Williwaw 1946 , era uma hist ria da guerra claramente influenciada pelo estilo de Hemingway Embora grande parte da sua obra tenha a ver com o s culo XX americano, Vidal debru ou se v rias vezes sobre pocas recuadas, como, por exemplo, em A Search for the King 1950 , Juliano 1964 e Creation 1981 Entre os seus temas de elei o est o mundo do cinema e, mais concretamente, os bastidores de Hollywood, que ele desmonta de forma sat rica e implac vel em t tulos como Myra Breckinridge 1968 , Myron 1975 e Duluth 1983 Senhor de um estilo exuberante, multifacetado e sempre surpreendente, publicou, em 1995, a autobiografia Palimpsest A Memoir As obras O Instituto Smithsonian e A Idade do Ouro encontram se traduzidas em portugu s Neto do senador Thomas Gore, enteado do padrasto de Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, primo distante de Al Gore, Gore Vidal sempre se revelou um espelho cr tico das grandezas e mis rias dos EUA.Faleceu a 31 de julho de 2012, aos 86 anos, na sua casa em Hollywood, v tima de pneumonia.


    1. This memoir covers the first forty years of the Vidal saga, alighting on his blind senator Grandpa, savage alcoholic mother, childhood sweetheart, licentious sex life, and endless hobnobbery with the most prominent actors and politicians of the period as he mosies up the Hollywood ladder and cosies up with Kennedys. Written in the sumptuously arch manner familiar to anyone who has seen a Vidal clip on YouTube, the memoir establishes a warm if prickly tone, and treats the reader as an intelligent [...]

    2. I learned that Gore Vidal liked John Kennedy, but was not a fan of Bobby. I also learned quite a bit about Tennessee Williams; a little about Truman Capote; and quite a bit about what he thought of Jackie O. He also talks at length about people most people have no interest in; but it turns out they do make for interesting stories, sometimes. Overall, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it, if you are interested in reading about Gore's experiences and stories about other writers (Kerouac, Bur [...]

    3. The only novel of Vidal's I've read so far is The City and the Pillar, and reading this memoir makes me want to seek out more of his work. The prose is graceful and fluid, full of education and humor. He moves from the present to the past as his memory serves him, the memoir settling down chronologically only after its well under way. The effect is engrossing and feels like you're listening to the man tell you about his life, and the love affair that triggered his artistry.Vidal had a wonderful [...]

    4. Vidal's wit astounds and his insights resonate, at least for me. I particulary like a passage from page 193, "I understand now why the old enjoy the obituaries of contemporaries. I think it is a sense of relief in letting go for good of people whose presence one no longer needs."The Newsweek review of this book says it best,"Vidal is a kind of contemporary Byron: patrician, major writer, glamourboy, flouter of norms"Great book.

    5. The metaphor of a palimpsest for writing a memoir is an ingenious one, and there are scraps of Gore Vidal's well-textured parchment that are genuinely fascinating. Step-brother to Jackie Kennedy Onassis (nee Bouvier) and her sister Caroline Lee, and generally very well-connected from an early age, Vidal is nevertheless at pains to observe throughout the book that the essential choice he made was never to let his possible privileges make him passive. As he writes, "Jackie, Lee, and I were brought [...]

    6. Just finished reading Gore Vidal's Palimpsest (New York: Random House, 1995). According to Vidal, "I have just now looked up the earliest meaning of palimpsest. It is even more apt than I thought: "Paper, parchment, etc prepared for writing on and wiping out again, like a slate" and "a parchment, etc which has been written upon twice; the original writing having been rubbed out!' This is pretty much what my kind of writer does anyway. Starts with life; makes a text; then a re-vision-literally, a [...]

    7. È il quarto titolo di Vidal che leggo: Giuliano, capolavoro, l'età dell'oro, altro capolavoro, la statua di sale, pietra miliare. Poi incappo nella biografia e ci metto tipo un mese a finirla perché è noiosissima. Vidal è cresciuto tra la gente che conta, nel periodo d'oro della cultura americana. C'era in ogni avvenimento fondamentale del 20º secolo. Ha conosciuto chiunque. E ce lo fa sapere. A volte i paragrafi sembrano elenchi telefonici.Poi il terribile vizio, così radical chic di chi [...]

    8. Vidal certainly is a highly talented and erudite writer with an interesting life. Personally, I found his views on love and sexuality to be the most interesting part of this book. However, the feeling encroached on me during reading the book that Vidal is a character who I probably would have disliked if I would have known him personally. He seems egoistic and arrogant. Of course not explicitly because he wrote the book about himself, but there are little red flags in the text that remind me of [...]

    9. This book was okay. Parts of it were good. The thing that really struck me is his selfishness. He says that his one great love died when he was young and he was unable to really love again. I just don't buy it. How can you even know what love is when you are so young? In the end it seemed more like a coward's excuse to not have to love again. It is easy to idealize someone who has died.

    10. This book revealed many things to me that I had not previously known about Gore Vidal, all of them enlightening. He was in so many ways a remarkable person. What I took away from it was his straightforward honesty in nearly all facets of his life and his razor sharp commentary on our modern day tendencies and mores. It's a very good read.

    11. I read, or rather raced through almost in one sitting, Palimpsest when it first came out, with unalloyed if sometimes rather startled attention. Ten years later, savoured like a splendid dinner, it was even better. Of course one would need the same easy talent with words as its author to say anything that would do it justice. Yet what exactly is it: not a biography because it hops around seemingly free-associating randomly between just about any subject over time and place; far too un-dusty to f [...]

    12. I'm not quite sure why I took this book out of the library. I sometimes find that I like literary biographies of authors more than the books they wrote, and I've never read any books by Gore Vidal. After reading this one, I'm still not sure if I'll read any others, but I found this one quite interesting, and in many places, especially the earlier part, witty and humorous. As the title suggests, he jumps backwards and forwards in time, sometimes writing over what he has already written, and somet [...]

    13. Early in the book Gore Vidal makes the point that this is not an autobiography; it's a memoir. Too many autobiographies read like an excuse for the author’s failings and a platform for their supposed triumphs, as though they are getting their two cents in before someone else gives the final accounting. Vidal offers no excuses, even admitting in the beginning that he chose the title, and later realized he had been mispronouncing the word for years, and didn’t fully understand the origin of it [...]

    14. On hearing of Vidals death some weeks ago I felt quite sad and decided that it was time for me to pick up some more of his books. I opted for the first of his memoirs and was very glad to have done so. It is typically well written, entertaining and, even when it seems merely to resort to idle gossip about movie stars, writers, his bizarre family or life among the American ruling class with which he was associated, it seems perfectly justified as the stories within it are some of the juiciest one [...]

    15. This has a surface of glitter and wit, written by a man who is as acerbic, clever and a great hater. I can't stay in his literary company for too long at a time and I'm glad I was never really in his company. I would never have survived. So I took my time with these memoirs and enjoyed myself. Gore Vidal can be laugh out loud funny. He is a great name dropper but it is done in a way that makes you feel that the big names are impressing other people by dropping his name into conversations. His go [...]

    16. Another book discovered through a swap that just blindsided me with it's brilliance. I've read it several times due to the layering technique that Vidal uses.He's (apparently) quite open about not only much of his life, but also the rich, powerful and lucky family ties that allow him to share anecdotes about the Kennedys and the satellites, such as Jackie, who didn't come from money, but certainly knew how to carry herself in such a way as to allow her to keep marrying "up" as it were.I found it [...]

    17. Gore Vidal was a massive dickhead. I cannot fathom why all these amazing people would spend time with him. The list of friends and contemporaries reads like some kind of insane post second World War Who's Who. Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, JFK, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Norman Mailer, Jack Keruoac, Allen Ginsberg, Frank Capra, Italo Calvino, Princess Margaret the list goes on and on and on.I suppose if you can easily switch between novels, TV and film, if you're [...]

    18. Gore Vidal had connections to a lot of famous people (Truman Capote, the Beats, Kennedys) and he liked expounding on the impressions they made in his life. He was a marvelous writer with a marvelous vocabulary but his memoir sounded like gossip. However, due to his fairly arrogant tell-it-like-he-saw-it attitude these famous people got cut down and became more real. A chapter that will stick with me described his last visit with Allen Ginsberg, who I find quite visionary, and casually detailed G [...]

    19. I'm not a huge fan of Gore's novels, but this memoir, and to a slightly lesser extent its followup (Point to Point Navigation) is fascinating and entertaining. Gore's age, class, and profession have allowed him to be in contact with just about every important person in art, politics, and pop culture in the last century. He moves seamlessly between describing FDR's inauguration parade, his friendship with Amelia Earhart, his rivalry with Truman Capote, and his lunch with the Duke and Duchess of W [...]

    20. Fun, if not necessarily truthful, read. The problem is that he makes these lordly statements about virtually everyone who was anyone in the last seven decades of the 20th century, and the net result makes it pretty plain that he can only see other people as extensions of himself. Jackie (truly improbable as he presents her) is Gore Vidal; Bill Walton is Gore Vidal; Bobby exists for Gore to hate, Schlesinger to patronize, etc. His voice is funny, but he only has one. I have the same issue with hi [...]

    21. It begins with a retelling of the sexual perversions of John F Kennedy and Gore Vidal's memoir just keeps giving the juicy details. Unfortunately most of that juice is squeezed out of socialites and intellectuals of the 1950s, most of whom are long forgotten (except, obviously, by Vidal). Nonetheless Vidal is a born novelist who could point a reader to the fun stuff in any life, even someone far more boring than him (like Jesus Christ). And he comes up with fun devices, like excerpting passages [...]

    22. Memoir of the American author. Very easy reading as it is frothy material-stories about the people Vidal knew and he seemed to know everyone. Very good on his early love Jimmie Trimble and his grandfather the Senator. He exhibits remarkable equanimity over being blackballed after he published his novel The City and the Pillar in 1948. Entertaining on writing scripts for Hollywood especially Ben-Hur. His memories of Jackie and JFK are endlessly fascinating. I had one major beef. GV was renowned a [...]

    23. I have always really liked Gore Vidal's historical fiction ("Burr" is one of my particular favorites, as well as the followup "1876") and I knew he had a reputation for being kind of an asshole in real life, but in this book he doesn't come off so much an asshole as he does cold, distant, and disaffected. The many anecdotes relayed in this memoir were amusing enough, I guess, and if it was Vidal's mission to make his life seem decadent and glamorous he surely succeeded. I just wish there would h [...]

    24. The worst part about this book is that in it, GV dishes out scandal like the rent is due tomorrow.The best part about this book is that in it, GV dishes out scandal like the rent is due tomorrow.Highly enjoyable - in terms of prose as well as details and secrets. You'll learn things about the Kennedies that many people today don't realize seeing the clean-scrubbed pictures on the History channel. But we also hear many unsavory details about other personalities and politicians. But Vidal does kee [...]

    25. Oops, now I've bought this book twice, probably from the same Borders on Ponce De Leon in Atlanta. I obviously didn't do a good job reading it the first time since I just picked up the paperback this weekend, skimmed it,and thought "Well, this looks like a good Labor Day weekend read" and bought it. Strangely enough, the people portrayed in this autobiography, didn't seem to work a whole lot. Perhaps the gorgon masquerading as his mothers overshadowed much of the story so I was always anxious th [...]

    26. Great memoir. Gossipy but in a good way [what could I have meant when I wrote this in my 1996 reading journal?]. Literary in its approach and style [of course]. Honest about himself and others [J&J Kennedy, Capote, et. al.].

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