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The Resource Every time a friend succeeds something inside me dies : the life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini

Every time a friend succeeds something inside me dies : the life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini

Label
Every time a friend succeeds something inside me dies : the life of Gore Vidal
Title
Every time a friend succeeds something inside me dies
Title remainder
the life of Gore Vidal
Statement of responsibility
Jay Parini
Title variation
Life of Gore Vidal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini's biography probes behind the glittering surface of Vidal's colourful life to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truth underlying his celebrity-strewn life. But there is plenty of glittering surface as well - a virtual Who's Who of the American Century, from Eleanor Roosevelt on down. The life of Gore Vidal was an amazingly full one; a life of colourful incident, famous people and lasting achievements that calls out for careful evocation and examination. Through Jay Parini's eyes and words comes an accessible, entertaining story that puts the life and times of one of the great American figures of the post-war era into context, that introduces the author to a generation who didn't know him before and looks behind-the-scenes at the man and his work in frank ways never possible before his death. Parini, provided with unique access to Vidal's life and his papers, excavates buried skeletons, but never loses sight of his deep respect for Vidal and his astounding gifts
Summary
An authorized profile of the influential twentieth-century American novelist and cultural figure explores the private psychological and sexual aspects of his character behind his celebrity while examining his relationships and the secrets that shaped hisbeliefs
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446480
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parini, Jay
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vidal, Gore
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life of Gore Vidal
Label
Every time a friend succeeds something inside me dies : the life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055374080
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 464 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408704639
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)920373915
Label
Every time a friend succeeds something inside me dies : the life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055374080
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 464 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408704639
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)920373915

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