Gore Vidal on Writing

Gore Vidal discussed his writing life with Jay Parini. Among the topics they discussed were his book on Abraham Lincoln, Franklin… read more

Gore Vidal discussed his writing life with Jay Parini. Among the topics they discussed were his book on Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Americans' unfamiliarity with their past. Mr. Vidal responded to questions from audience members. Gore Vidal is the author of more than twenty books, including Lincoln, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, and Palimpsest: A Memoir. He has also written five plays, numerous screenplays, and two hundred essays. He won the 1993 National Book Award for United States: Essays, 1952 - 1992.

Gore Vidal: Writer Against The Grain was edited by Jay Parini. "Writer Against the Grain" was a session of the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar, held at the San Carlos Institute. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Gore Vidal on Writing

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Key West, Florida, United States
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Feb 14, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 4, 2012

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  • Feb 14, 2009 | 8:25pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 15, 2009 | 2:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Aug 04, 2012 | 1:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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