GORE VIDAL DIED ON TUESDAY EVENING AT HIS HOME IN HOLLYWOOD-HILLS,LA.
He was 86 and had been ill for the last couple of months.He died of Pneumonia!
GORE VIDAL WAS AMONGST A DOZEN OR SO AUTHORS OF AMERICA, WHO’S INFLUENCES COULD WELL BE FOUND IN VARIOUS WRITERS COMING AFTER HIM.
An Anti-Establishment Author ,GORE VIDAL Wrote scathing commentary on the political-class for they failed American Dreams and American
He wrote 25 Novels, 200 Essays,5 plays and penned scripts for many t.v.-series.
He also worked as an actor and played in movies like ‘GATTACCA’, ‘BOB ROBERTS AND HAD HIS VOICE IN THE TV. SERIES, THE SIMPSONS!
Wit and Humor are the chief tools used by him in order to put the matters across in simple and lucid way!
His Was Iconoclast Who Was Not To Accept Things Without Questioning Them.
He Attacked The Establishment That Was Getting Rotten Fastly.
His Views Were Rather Original That Helped Shape A Newer Beginning Of Comprehending The Myths n Realities Underlying The Concept Of American Dreams !
He wrote finest pieces of essays dealing with the themes of Politics,Religion,Sex,Culture. . . . .et.al !
Though,GORE VIDAL WAS OVER ENTHUSIASTIC AT TIMES,Yet,HIS AIMS WERE NOT IDEALISTIC,RATHER PRACTICAL !
‘UNITED STATES (essays) : 1952 – 1992’ happens to be One Of The Most Authentic Commentary On The Four Decades Of America !
The Book Won Him The Prestigeous Award, ‘NATIONAL BOOK AWARD’ .
IT IS OFTEN SAID THAT GORE VIDAL IS THE GREATEST ESSAYIST SINCE EDMUND WILSON !
GORE VIDAL IS UNANIMOUSLY CONSIDERED AS THE AMERICAN VERSION OF ‘MONTAIGN’ -The Greatest Italian Essayist So Far !
He was totally against Imperialism and War !GORE VIDAL WAS DEEPLY SADDENED TO FIND BOTH THE EVILS IN AMERICAN POLITY.
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