Who is gore vidal?

Gore Vidal

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal ( /ˌɡɔr vɨˈdɑːl/;, born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays. He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms. Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage; his grandfather was the U.S. Senator Thomas Gore of Oklahoma.

Read more about Gore Vidal.

Famous quotes containing the words gore vidal and/or vidal:

    In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you’re a great writer, you must say that you are.
    Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.
    —Gore Vidal (b. 1925)