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The Resource Point to point navigation : a memoir, 1964 to 2006, Gore Vidal

Point to point navigation : a memoir, 1964 to 2006, Gore Vidal

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Point to point navigation : a memoir, 1964 to 2006
Title
Point to point navigation
Title remainder
a memoir, 1964 to 2006
Statement of responsibility
Gore Vidal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Point to Point Navigation, the novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal ranges freely over his remarkable life with the signature wit and literary elegance that are uniquely his. The title refers to a form of navigation he resorted to as a first mate in the Navy during World War Two."
  • "From his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Gore Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theater, politics, and international society where he has cut a broad swath, recounting achievements and defeats, friends and enemies made (and on a number of occasions lost). Among the gathering of notables to be found in these pages, sketched with a draftsman's ease and evoked with the panache of one of our great raconteurs, are Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy, Tennessee Williams (the "Glorious Bird"), Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Johnny Carson, Greta Garbo, Federico Fellini, Rudolph Nureyev, Elia Kazan, and Francis Ford Coppola. Some of the book's most moving pages are devoted to the illness and death of his partner of five decades, Howard Austen, and indeed the book is, among other things, a meditation on mortality written in the spirit of Montaigne."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
In a follow-up to his best-selling <i>Palimpsest</i>, the iconoclastic novelist and critic continues the story of his eventful life, chronicling his odyssey through the worlds of literature, TV, film, theater, politics, and international society; his encounters with celebrities from every arena; and the illness and death of his long-time partner, Howard Austen
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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184262
Cataloging source
DLC
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1925-2012
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Vidal, Gore
Dewey number
  • 818.5409
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Vidal, Gore
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
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a memoir, 1964 to 2006
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Point to point navigation : a memoir, 1964 to 2006, Gore Vidal
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
000040160645
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780385517218

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