Some Thoughts on Some Things
Written by (and About) Gore Vidal

To get a bit of clutter out of the main Gore Vidal Index, I've created this page to highlight my own writing about Vidal. Feel free to send me a note if you have any thoughts about what I have to say.

Here, then, are links to:

Vidal's 2003 book, Inventing a Nation, tells the story of America's founding

An essay: Myra Breckinridge & Myron: An Introduction

An essay: Bicoastal Relations: Vidal's "Hollywood" Novels

A review of Vidal's novel The Golden Age

A review of Gore Vidal: A Biography by Fred Kaplan

A review of Vidal's memoir, Palimpsest

A review of Vidal's novel Smithsonian Institution

A review of The Essential Gore Vidal

These links appear in the main Index, but I've repeated them here to have my own writing all in one place:

FEATURED PAGE: Thumbnail reviews of Vidal's many books

FEATURED PAGE: Vidal's comments on the World Trade Center attack and his book on the subject

FEATURED PAGE: The famous 1968 Vidal/Buckley debates (hear and see clips or buy the videotapes)

My exclusive Gore Vidal interview, conducted in 1991

A look at the family business of politics for the Gore/Vidal clan

Some book covers of Vidal in translation

An essay on Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: The Newest World Order

The GV IQ Quiz on Vidal and his work

Some frequently asked questions about Vidal and his work

My foreign editions & foreign search list

FEATURED PAGE: See "Gore Vidal" written in Chinese