Homosexuality in the Work of Gore Vidal

Homosexuality in the Work of Gore Vidal

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Since his first novel with a homosexual topic, The City and the Pillar, appeared in 1948, Gore Vidal has been seen as an enfant terrible of American letters. Through his ongoing writing career, he has examined (homo)sexuality in the context of cultural, religious and socio- political developments, so that it is fascinating to revisit his critical, sometimes cynical and always wittily presented ideas which were formed at a time when Gay Liberation, Gay Literature and Gay Identity were still unheard of and to discover the meaning these ideas still hold for us today.It is slightly artificial to divide Vidala#39;s work into fictional and non-fictional writing, novels and essays in the case of this study. ... my only quibble with you is when you let your characters get into discussion and do your essay telling for you, aquot; Louis Auchincloss wrote in a ... attends a party at a frienda#39;s house where for the first time in his life he encounters many different types of homosexuals who he had beforeanbsp;...


Title:Homosexuality in the Work of Gore Vidal
Author: Jörg Behrendt
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 2002-01-01
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