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The Resource Empire of self : a life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini

Empire of self : a life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini

Label
Empire of self : a life of Gore Vidal
Title
Empire of self
Title remainder
a life of Gore Vidal
Statement of responsibility
Jay Parini
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The life of Gore Vidal was an amazingly full one: full of colorful incident, famous people, and lasting achievements that calls out for careful evocation and examination. Jay Parini crafts Vidal's life into [a] ... story that puts the experience of one of the great American figures of the postwar era into context; introduces the author and his works to a generation who may not know him; and looks behind the scenes at the man and his work in ways never possible before his death"--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parini, Jay
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3543.I26
LC item number
Z85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vidal, Gore
  • Authors, American
  • Vidal, Gore
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
  • Authors, American
Label
Empire of self : a life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Rock Creek ramble -- A silver-plated mug -- Capitol steps -- A wider world -- Truman and Gore at the Plaza -- Not a lovely war -- Two roads diverging -- Storm at sea -- Hearts of darkness -- Edgewater recalled -- Portrait of the artist as Balletomane -- Pillars of salt -- Stateside -- More dolce vita -- Finding Dutchess County -- Loving Howard -- Beverly Hills blues -- Detecting life -- The Spanish main -- Media as messages -- Silvery screens -- More visits to small planets -- Outlaws -- Ben-Hur -- A place at the round table -- At the Water's edge - Hyannis -- "You'll get more with Gore" -- Slouching towards Camelot -- Essaying the world -- Roman spring -- Julian rising -- Moravia and Gore on the Isola Tiberna -- Romanitas -- Capitol steps revisited -- The holy family -- Myra -- Busy weekends -- The Vidal-Buckley debates -- Furious visions -- Miss Sontag writes a novel -- A bad year -- Writing Richard Nixon -- Italian hours -- Patriotic Gore -- The swirl -- Myron unmanned -- The man who wouldn't fall to earth -- Half a century -- 1876 and all that -- Memories, dreams, self-reflections -- Apocalypse not quite yet -- Hollywood redux -- Grace and hope -- Gore and Isaiah Berlin in Oxford -- Acting president -- Running in place -- Duluth : love it or loathe it -- Honorary citizen -- Land of Lincoln -- Ah, Venice! -- The lesson of the master -- "It's a trade" -- "One disaster after another" -- Fear of flying -- Imperium -- Sailing the coast -- Adding wings to the mansion -- Lenny and gore -- "Our country's biographer" -- "The other side of the camera" -- Attacking the sky-God -- Thinking about sex -- Retreats, advances -- In the widening gyre -- At the Harvard Faculty Club -- Rethinking Washington -- Dreams of wholeness -- Elder statesman -- Reviewing the life -- The golden age -- Still the best man -- Songs in the Hollywood Hills -- The pamphleteer -- Finding founding fathers -- A death before bedtime -- Marching to the sea -- The last memoir -- Mopping-up operations -- Snapshots of the end -- Conclusion -- Postscript
Control code
900594425
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 464 pages
Isbn
9780385537568
Lccn
2015004719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900594425
Label
Empire of self : a life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Rock Creek ramble -- A silver-plated mug -- Capitol steps -- A wider world -- Truman and Gore at the Plaza -- Not a lovely war -- Two roads diverging -- Storm at sea -- Hearts of darkness -- Edgewater recalled -- Portrait of the artist as Balletomane -- Pillars of salt -- Stateside -- More dolce vita -- Finding Dutchess County -- Loving Howard -- Beverly Hills blues -- Detecting life -- The Spanish main -- Media as messages -- Silvery screens -- More visits to small planets -- Outlaws -- Ben-Hur -- A place at the round table -- At the Water's edge - Hyannis -- "You'll get more with Gore" -- Slouching towards Camelot -- Essaying the world -- Roman spring -- Julian rising -- Moravia and Gore on the Isola Tiberna -- Romanitas -- Capitol steps revisited -- The holy family -- Myra -- Busy weekends -- The Vidal-Buckley debates -- Furious visions -- Miss Sontag writes a novel -- A bad year -- Writing Richard Nixon -- Italian hours -- Patriotic Gore -- The swirl -- Myron unmanned -- The man who wouldn't fall to earth -- Half a century -- 1876 and all that -- Memories, dreams, self-reflections -- Apocalypse not quite yet -- Hollywood redux -- Grace and hope -- Gore and Isaiah Berlin in Oxford -- Acting president -- Running in place -- Duluth : love it or loathe it -- Honorary citizen -- Land of Lincoln -- Ah, Venice! -- The lesson of the master -- "It's a trade" -- "One disaster after another" -- Fear of flying -- Imperium -- Sailing the coast -- Adding wings to the mansion -- Lenny and gore -- "Our country's biographer" -- "The other side of the camera" -- Attacking the sky-God -- Thinking about sex -- Retreats, advances -- In the widening gyre -- At the Harvard Faculty Club -- Rethinking Washington -- Dreams of wholeness -- Elder statesman -- Reviewing the life -- The golden age -- Still the best man -- Songs in the Hollywood Hills -- The pamphleteer -- Finding founding fathers -- A death before bedtime -- Marching to the sea -- The last memoir -- Mopping-up operations -- Snapshots of the end -- Conclusion -- Postscript
Control code
900594425
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 464 pages
Isbn
9780385537568
Lccn
2015004719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900594425

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