Vidal�s Nation years�his Golden Age at the magazine�really commenced in 1981 when Victor Navasky invited him to become a contributing editor. Gore�s first contribution, �Some Jews and the Gays,� would be his most explosive one. This collection exemplifies his critical vision in great works like �Requiem for the American Empire,� �Monotheism and Its Discontents,� �Notes on Our Patriarchal State,� and the delightful �Birds and the Bees� with its Monica�Lewinsky era sequel, �The Birds and the Bees and Clinton.�
Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged. Prepare also to smile or laugh out loud.
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About the Author
Gore Vidal (1925-2012) was an American writer and public intellectual. Born into a political dynasty, he twice sought elected office. He began his literary career in 1946 with the publication of his novel Williwaw but did not achieve notoriety until he published his third book The City and The Pillar which cause a minor scandal for its depiction of homosexuality. Though he was a rather prolific writer he is best known for his works of historical fiction including Julian, Myra Breckinridge, Burr, and Lincoln. His feuds with other authors particularly Norman Mailer were well documented. He was preceded in death by his partner of 53 years Howard Austen in 2003.
Hometown:La Rondinaia, a villa in Ravello, Italy; and Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:October 3, 1925
Place of Birth:West Point, New York
Education:Attended St. Albans. Graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, 1943. No college.