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Gore Vidal

Author (3-Oct-1925 — 31-Jul-2012)


Dennis Altman. Gore Vidal's America. Polity Press. 2005. 216pp.

Susan Baker; Curtis S. Gibson. Gore Vidal: A Critical Companion. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1997. 215pp.

Bernard F. Dick. The Apostate Angel: A Critical Study of Gore Vidal. New York: Random House. 1974. 203pp.

Marcie Frank. How to Be an Intellectual in the Age of TV: The Lessons of Gore Vidal. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 2005. 144pp.

Stephen Harris. The Fiction of Gore Vidal and E. L. Doctorow: Writing the Historical Self. Pieterlen, Switzerland: Peter Lang. 2002.

Stephen Harris. Gore Vidal's Historical Novels and the Shaping of American Political Consciousness. Edwin Mellen Press. 2005. 247pp.

Fred Kaplan. Gore Vidal: A Biography. New York: Doubleday. 1999. 850pp.

Robert F. Kiernan. Gore Vidal. New York: Ungar. 1982.

Jay Parini (editor). Gore Vidal: Writer Against the Grain. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. 1992. 321pp. Essays on Vidal by Italo Calvino, Harold Bloom, etc.

Robert J. Stanton (editor). Views from a Window: Conversations with Gore Vidal. Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart. 1980. 320pp.

Robert J. Stanton. Gore Vidal: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall. 1978.

Gore Vidal. Palimpsest: A Memoir. New York: Random House. 1995. 400pp.

Ray Lewis White. Gore Vidal. New York: Twayne. 1968.


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  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.726)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1508)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.1076)

  12. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.189)

  13. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.243)

  14. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1454)

  15. Contemporary Novelists (pp.1281-83)

  16. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.791)

  17. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.521)

  18. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.204)

  19. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.1031)

  20. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1080)

  21. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.205)

  22. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.757)

  23. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.498)

  24. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.5, p.45)

  25. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.15)

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