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The essays collected here all appeared in The Nation magazine between 1958 and 2005. The early literary ones reflected Vidal s status as a rising young novelist of the postwar generation, and as he expanded confidently into nonfiction, his essays range widely over politics, religion, society, manners and morals. We see him emerge as the pre-eminent essayist of his generation, winning a 1993 Nation Book Award for a collection of nonfiction works.

From the first sentence [of Myra Breckingridge ,] I was transfixed, a convert, an acolyte, and I remain so to this day. “I am Myra Breckinridge whom no man will ever possess,” the novel begins. Myra’s voice was nothing like I had read before. “Frankly I can think of no greater pleasure than to approach an open face and swiftly say whatever needs to be said to shut it.” Touché.
...
In talking about the rise of Christian fundamentalists in 1970s America, Vidal concludes, “The authors of Leviticus proscribe homosexuality – and so do all good Christers. But Leviticus also proscribes rare meat, bacon, shellfish, and the wearing of nylon mixed with wool. If Leviticus were to be obeyed in every instance, the garment trade would collapse.” This is the Vidal style through and through: a serious comment is followed by an ironic gloss.

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    Дмитpий Щетинин 18 Jan 2017 00:21

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    In May of 2001, in the pages of The New York Review of Books ,  Vidal lays out his case more in depth in an exchange with Ian Buruma about the matter of Pearl Harbor. He summarizes:

    Introduction
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    Symphony no. 9

    But when Puddles the Clown sang his songs, something happened. He was no longer scary; he was no longer creepy; everything on the outside faded away. His voice was an equalizer. And a contradiction. The reason “Royals (‘Sad Clown With the Golden Voice’ Version)” was shared by millions on YouTube and so beloved at the end of 2013 was that, whenever he sang, the fear vanished, the awkwardness and the strangeness replaced by awe, because even though a lot of people are scared of scary clowns, no one is scared of someone who can sing.

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    Gore Vidal always insisted that President Franklin Roosevelt more or less allowed the attack on Pearl Harbor to occur. As Vidal wrote in his September 2001 essay The End of Liberty : 

    In May of 2001, in the pages of The New York Review of Books ,  Vidal lays out his case more in depth in an exchange with Ian Buruma about the matter of Pearl Harbor. He summarizes:

    Introduction
    Symphony no. 1
    Symphony no. 2
    Symphony no. 3
    Symphony no. 4
    Symphony no. 5
    Symphony no. 6
    Symphony no. 7
    Symphony no. 8
    Symphony no. 9

    But when Puddles the Clown sang his songs, something happened. He was no longer scary; he was no longer creepy; everything on the outside faded away. His voice was an equalizer. And a contradiction. The reason “Royals (‘Sad Clown With the Golden Voice’ Version)” was shared by millions on YouTube and so beloved at the end of 2013 was that, whenever he sang, the fear vanished, the awkwardness and the strangeness replaced by awe, because even though a lot of people are scared of scary clowns, no one is scared of someone who can sing.

    Puddles lived in Atlanta, as I once did. But I wondered: Where did he actually live ? So I went home. “What are you doing, again?” my parents asked when I dropped in before Christmas, because I hardly ever visit anymore, and because I would be crashing with them for an inestimable period of time. They asked for me to elaborate pretty much every day I was there.

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    Gore Vidal always insisted that President Franklin Roosevelt more or less allowed the attack on Pearl Harbor to occur. As Vidal wrote in his September 2001 essay The End of Liberty : 

    In May of 2001, in the pages of The New York Review of Books ,  Vidal lays out his case more in depth in an exchange with Ian Buruma about the matter of Pearl Harbor. He summarizes:

    Introduction
    Symphony no. 1
    Symphony no. 2
    Symphony no. 3
    Symphony no. 4
    Symphony no. 5
    Symphony no. 6
    Symphony no. 7
    Symphony no. 8
    Symphony no. 9

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    Gore Vidal always insisted that President Franklin Roosevelt more or less allowed the attack on Pearl Harbor to occur. As Vidal wrote in his September 2001 essay The End of Liberty : 

    In May of 2001, in the pages of The New York Review of Books ,  Vidal lays out his case more in depth in an exchange with Ian Buruma about the matter of Pearl Harbor. He summarizes:

    Introduction
    Symphony no. 1
    Symphony no. 2
    Symphony no. 3
    Symphony no. 4
    Symphony no. 5
    Symphony no. 6
    Symphony no. 7
    Symphony no. 8
    Symphony no. 9

    But when Puddles the Clown sang his songs, something happened. He was no longer scary; he was no longer creepy; everything on the outside faded away. His voice was an equalizer. And a contradiction. The reason “Royals (‘Sad Clown With the Golden Voice’ Version)” was shared by millions on YouTube and so beloved at the end of 2013 was that, whenever he sang, the fear vanished, the awkwardness and the strangeness replaced by awe, because even though a lot of people are scared of scary clowns, no one is scared of someone who can sing.

    Puddles lived in Atlanta, as I once did. But I wondered: Where did he actually live ? So I went home. “What are you doing, again?” my parents asked when I dropped in before Christmas, because I hardly ever visit anymore, and because I would be crashing with them for an inestimable period of time. They asked for me to elaborate pretty much every day I was there.

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    Gore Vidal always insisted that President Franklin Roosevelt more or less allowed the attack on Pearl Harbor to occur. As Vidal wrote in his September 2001 essay The End of Liberty : 

    In May of 2001, in the pages of The New York Review of Books ,  Vidal lays out his case more in depth in an exchange with Ian Buruma about the matter of Pearl Harbor. He summarizes:

    Introduction
    Symphony no. 1
    Symphony no. 2
    Symphony no. 3
    Symphony no. 4
    Symphony no. 5
    Symphony no. 6
    Symphony no. 7
    Symphony no. 8
    Symphony no. 9

    But when Puddles the Clown sang his songs, something happened. He was no longer scary; he was no longer creepy; everything on the outside faded away. His voice was an equalizer. And a contradiction. The reason “Royals (‘Sad Clown With the Golden Voice’ Version)” was shared by millions on YouTube and so beloved at the end of 2013 was that, whenever he sang, the fear vanished, the awkwardness and the strangeness replaced by awe, because even though a lot of people are scared of scary clowns, no one is scared of someone who can sing.

    Puddles lived in Atlanta, as I once did. But I wondered: Where did he actually live ? So I went home. “What are you doing, again?” my parents asked when I dropped in before Christmas, because I hardly ever visit anymore, and because I would be crashing with them for an inestimable period of time. They asked for me to elaborate pretty much every day I was there.

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    Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z other

    Rona Subotnik illuminates a list of paradoxical realities that you may find yourself living with as the other woman. Here is my version of her findings:

    Treasured, but used
    Being in love gives you the feeling that you are precious and treasured by him, but you cannot help but wonder if it wasn’t for the sex, would he still want to be with me? If you didn’t make it so easy and perfect when he is with you, by not complaining and making sure you look absolutely gorgeous, by having the house spotless if you were just your ordinary every day self, the way his wife is, would he still treasure you? If you weren’t providing an escape from another relationship, would he still want you?

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    Gore Vidal always insisted that President Franklin Roosevelt more or less allowed the attack on Pearl Harbor to occur. As Vidal wrote in his September 2001 essay The End of Liberty : 

    In May of 2001, in the pages of The New York Review of Books ,  Vidal lays out his case more in depth in an exchange with Ian Buruma about the matter of Pearl Harbor. He summarizes:

    Introduction
    Symphony no. 1
    Symphony no. 2
    Symphony no. 3
    Symphony no. 4
    Symphony no. 5
    Symphony no. 6
    Symphony no. 7
    Symphony no. 8
    Symphony no. 9

    But when Puddles the Clown sang his songs, something happened. He was no longer scary; he was no longer creepy; everything on the outside faded away. His voice was an equalizer. And a contradiction. The reason “Royals (‘Sad Clown With the Golden Voice’ Version)” was shared by millions on YouTube and so beloved at the end of 2013 was that, whenever he sang, the fear vanished, the awkwardness and the strangeness replaced by awe, because even though a lot of people are scared of scary clowns, no one is scared of someone who can sing.

    Puddles lived in Atlanta, as I once did. But I wondered: Where did he actually live ? So I went home. “What are you doing, again?” my parents asked when I dropped in before Christmas, because I hardly ever visit anymore, and because I would be crashing with them for an inestimable period of time. They asked for me to elaborate pretty much every day I was there.

    Did you know that you can help us produce ebooks by proof-reading just one page a day? Go to: Distributed Proofreaders

    Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z other

    Rona Subotnik illuminates a list of paradoxical realities that you may find yourself living with as the other woman. Here is my version of her findings:

    Treasured, but used
    Being in love gives you the feeling that you are precious and treasured by him, but you cannot help but wonder if it wasn’t for the sex, would he still want to be with me? If you didn’t make it so easy and perfect when he is with you, by not complaining and making sure you look absolutely gorgeous, by having the house spotless if you were just your ordinary every day self, the way his wife is, would he still treasure you? If you weren’t providing an escape from another relationship, would he still want you?

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    Gore Vidal always insisted that President Franklin Roosevelt more or less allowed the attack on Pearl Harbor to occur. As Vidal wrote in his September 2001 essay The End of Liberty : 

    In May of 2001, in the pages of The New York Review of Books ,  Vidal lays out his case more in depth in an exchange with Ian Buruma about the matter of Pearl Harbor. He summarizes:

    Introduction
    Symphony no. 1
    Symphony no. 2
    Symphony no. 3
    Symphony no. 4
    Symphony no. 5
    Symphony no. 6
    Symphony no. 7
    Symphony no. 8
    Symphony no. 9

    But when Puddles the Clown sang his songs, something happened. He was no longer scary; he was no longer creepy; everything on the outside faded away. His voice was an equalizer. And a contradiction. The reason “Royals (‘Sad Clown With the Golden Voice’ Version)” was shared by millions on YouTube and so beloved at the end of 2013 was that, whenever he sang, the fear vanished, the awkwardness and the strangeness replaced by awe, because even though a lot of people are scared of scary clowns, no one is scared of someone who can sing.

    Puddles lived in Atlanta, as I once did. But I wondered: Where did he actually live ? So I went home. “What are you doing, again?” my parents asked when I dropped in before Christmas, because I hardly ever visit anymore, and because I would be crashing with them for an inestimable period of time. They asked for me to elaborate pretty much every day I was there.

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    The essays collected here all appeared in The Nation magazine between 1958 and 2005. The early literary ones reflected Vidal s status as a rising young novelist of the postwar generation, and as he expanded confidently into nonfiction, his essays range widely over politics, religion, society, manners and morals. We see him emerge as the pre-eminent essayist of his generation, winning a 1993 Nation Book Award for a collection of nonfiction works.

    From the first sentence [of Myra Breckingridge ,] I was transfixed, a convert, an acolyte, and I remain so to this day. “I am Myra Breckinridge whom no man will ever possess,” the novel begins. Myra’s voice was nothing like I had read before. “Frankly I can think of no greater pleasure than to approach an open face and swiftly say whatever needs to be said to shut it.” Touché.
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    In talking about the rise of Christian fundamentalists in 1970s America, Vidal concludes, “The authors of Leviticus proscribe homosexuality – and so do all good Christers. But Leviticus also proscribes rare meat, bacon, shellfish, and the wearing of nylon mixed with wool. If Leviticus were to be obeyed in every instance, the garment trade would collapse.” This is the Vidal style through and through: a serious comment is followed by an ironic gloss.