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Palimpsest - Gore Vidal
Palimpsest
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This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable... show more
This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters—including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140260892 (0140260897)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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5.0 Palimpsest
The only novel of Vidal's I've read so far is The City and the Pillar, and reading this memoir makes me want to seek out more of his work. The prose is graceful and fluid, full of education and humor. He moves from the present to the past as his memory serves him, the memoir settling down chronologi...
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