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Myra Breckinridge - Gore Vidal, Camille Paglia
Myra Breckinridge
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Finally back in print—Gore Vidal’s outrageous and immortal, gender-bending and polymorphously perverse, over-the-top, and utterly on-target comic masterpiece. “I am Myra Breckinridge, whom no man will ever possess.” So begins the irresistible testimony of the luscious instructor of Empathy and... show more
Finally back in print—Gore Vidal’s outrageous and immortal, gender-bending and polymorphously perverse, over-the-top, and utterly on-target comic masterpiece.

“I am Myra Breckinridge, whom no man will ever possess.” So begins the irresistible testimony of the luscious instructor of Empathy and Posture at Buck Loner’s Academy of Drama and Modeling. Myra has a secret that only her surgeon shares; a passion for classic Hollywood films, which she regards as the supreme achievements of Western culture; and a sacred mission to bring heteronormative civilization to its knees. Fifty years after its first publication unleashed gales of laughter, delight, and ferocious dissent (“Has literary decency fallen so low?” asked Time), Myra Breckinridge’s moment to instruct and delight has once again arrived.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780525566502 (0525566503)
Publisher: Vintage International
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal
Though 'Myra Breckinridge' offends on every level, though it is trashy, absurd, vile - also criminally prurient - I love this book. This novel, like Myra herself, cannot be easily categorized or made comfortable to readers. The novel is made up of the pages of Myra's journal, kept at the request o...
Cathy67
Cathy67 rated it
Remembered only because of Gore Vidal's death today. Great book then somewhat before its time. Probably a re-read is due.
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