The playwright Gore Vidal died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Iconoclastic American author, playwright, screenwriter and social critic. His most famous works include the socially-themed novel, Myra Breckinridge, and the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film, Ben-Hur.
He was the only child of Eugene Luther Vidal and Nina Gore. In his adulthood, Gore Vidal had numerous partners of both sexes and had a long-lasting and, he claimed, sexless, relationship with Howard Austen.
One is sorry one could not have taken both branches of the road. But we were not allotted multiple selves.
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.
A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.
That is sad until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers.
Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made.