History Creator / GoreVidal

14th Mar '18 6:52:07 PM Miriam
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** One of the key themes in ''Lincoln'' involves everyone around the President belatedly realizing that the man they regarded as a semi-competent, story-telling yokel has managed to out-think all of them.
2nd Jan '18 1:02:12 PM Mdumas43073
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Eugene Louis "Gore" Vidal (October 3, 1925 - July 31, 2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright whose career spanned sixty years, beginning immediately after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and continuing into the early phase of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium new millennium]].

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Eugene Louis "Gore" Vidal (October 3, 1925 - July 31, 2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright whose career spanned sixty years, beginning immediately after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and continuing into the early phase of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium new millennium]].
2nd Jan '18 1:01:57 PM Mdumas43073
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Eugene Louis "Gore" Vidal (October 3, 1925 - July 31, 2012) was a novelist, essayist, and playwright whose career spanned sixty years, beginning immediately after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and continuing into the early phase of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium new millennium]]. In the world of literature, he was best known for his breakthrough work ''The City and the Pillar'', the first post-war novel to feature a [[{{UsefulNotes/Homosexual}} homosexual]] protagonist who isn't [[BuryYourGays bumped off]] at the end of the story. A quarter-century later, Vidal began penning a series of historical novels based on the formulative years of the United States, including a third-person account of [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln President Lincoln]] which met with high accolades.

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Eugene Louis "Gore" Vidal (October 3, 1925 - July 31, 2012) was a an American novelist, essayist, and playwright whose career spanned sixty years, beginning immediately after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and continuing into the early phase of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium new millennium]]. millennium]].

In the world of literature, he was best known for his breakthrough work ''The City and the Pillar'', the first post-war novel to feature a [[{{UsefulNotes/Homosexual}} homosexual]] protagonist who isn't [[BuryYourGays bumped off]] at the end of the story. A quarter-century later, Vidal began penning a series of historical novels based on the formulative years of the United States, including a third-person account of [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln President Lincoln]] which met with high accolades.
2nd Jan '18 1:01:25 PM Mdumas43073
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2nd Jan '18 1:01:10 PM Mdumas43073
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2nd Jan '18 12:54:51 PM Mdumas43073
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* {{Realpolitik}}: A stated theme in his books, especially his book on Lincoln was to show how politics actually worked and what kind of person you have to be to last in the arena, even if you are a "good" politician.

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* {{Realpolitik}}: A stated theme in his books, especially his book on Lincoln Lincoln, was to show how politics actually worked and what kind of person you have to be to last in the arena, even if you are a "good" politician.
2nd Jan '18 12:53:27 PM Mdumas43073
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* AmbitionIsEvil: A major subversion. Vidal believed that ambition was a natural and worthy quality and nobody, including heroes like UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and Franklin Roosevelt made it far without wanting to get there. That said, his works aren't blind celebrations of achievement, either, and he has himself described and spoken of his own political and artistic ambitions without any qualifications.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: A major subversion. Vidal believed that ambition was a natural and worthy quality and that nobody, including heroes like UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, and [[Creator/FranklinDRoosevelt Franklin Roosevelt Roosevelt]], made it far without wanting to get there. That said, his works aren't blind celebrations of achievement, either, and he has himself described and spoken of his own political and artistic ambitions without any qualifications.
2nd Jan '18 12:51:28 PM Mdumas43073
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** Cantwell's possibly a portmanteau of Nixon ''and'' the Kennedys. He mirrors not only Nixon's devious persona but Bobby Kennedy's rise to prominence prosecuting organized crime. Coincidentally or not, the movie casts Cliff Robertson as Cantwell - who'd played Jack Kennedy in PT-109.

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** Cantwell's possibly a portmanteau of Nixon ''and'' the Kennedys. He mirrors not only Nixon's devious persona but Bobby Kennedy's rise to prominence prosecuting organized crime. Coincidentally or not, the movie casts Cliff Robertson as Cantwell - who'd played Jack Kennedy in PT-109. ''PT-109'' a year earlier as Cantwell.
29th Dec '17 8:28:47 PM Wynauttica
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Eugene Louis "Gore" Vidal (October 3, 1925 July 31, 2012) was a novelist, essayist, and playwright whose career spanned sixty years, beginning immediately after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and continuing into the early phase of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium new millennium]]. In the world of literature, he was best known for his breakthrough work ''The City and the Pillar'', the first post-war novel to feature a [[{{UsefulNotes/Homosexual}} homosexual]] protagonist who isn't [[BuryYourGays bumped off]] at the end of the story. A quarter-century later, Vidal began penning a series of historical novels based on the formulative years of the United States, including a third-person account of [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln President Lincoln]] which met with high accolades.

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Eugene Louis "Gore" Vidal (October 3, 1925 - July 31, 2012) was a novelist, essayist, and playwright whose career spanned sixty years, beginning immediately after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and continuing into the early phase of the [[TurnOfTheMillennium new millennium]]. In the world of literature, he was best known for his breakthrough work ''The City and the Pillar'', the first post-war novel to feature a [[{{UsefulNotes/Homosexual}} homosexual]] protagonist who isn't [[BuryYourGays bumped off]] at the end of the story. A quarter-century later, Vidal began penning a series of historical novels based on the formulative years of the United States, including a third-person account of [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln President Lincoln]] which met with high accolades.
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