Gore Vidal

The Golden Age


Gore Vidal
October 5, 2000 6:33PM (UTC)

Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays and short stories, more than two hundred essays, and a memoir. Two of his American empire novels, Lincoln and 1876, were the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek, respectively. In 1993, a collection of his criticism, United States: Essays 1952-1992, won the National Book Award. In addition, he received an award from the Cannes Film Festival for best screenplay for The Best Man.

His most recent work, The Golden Age (Random House) is the concluding volume in Gore Vidal's celebrated and bestselling American empire novels-a unique pageant of the national experience from the United States' entry into World War Two to the end of the Korean War. In his six previous narratives of the American empire-Burr, Lincoln, 1876, Empire, Hollywood, and Washington, D.C.-he has created a fictional portrait of our nation from its founding.

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Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal is the author of more than 38 books, the most recent of which is the novel "The Smithsonian Institution."

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