Myra Breckinridge and Myron

Myra Breckinridge and Myron

by Gore Vidal


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ISBN-13: 9780141180281
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1997
Series: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics Series
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.76(d)

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.


La Rondinaia, a villa in Ravello, Italy; and Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 3, 1925

Place of Birth:

West Point, New York


Attended St. Albans. Graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, 1943. No college.

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Myra Breckinridge and Myron 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A perfect union of great story, tight, compact prose and truly biting humor; a real page-turner. The novel is a true wonder; simultaneously unfolding on the level of high camp at times while addressing social values.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the City and the Pillar and thought it was great, these two books I found to be a little strange. Myra is just crazy and Myron needs professional help. The Myron book is almost like Jaqueline Susann meets Stranger in a Strange Land. Requires an open mind and a tolerance for irrelevant explicit material to get through this one.