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My Friendship With Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer: How They Buried the Hatchet

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

In My Friendship with Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal: How They Buried the Hatchet, I explain how I convinced both men to sit down for a joint interview. Getting these literary lions together with their claws not protruding was not easy.

Howard Austen: Gore Vidal's Partner in All but Name

Tim Teeman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tim Teeman

Speaking about Austen as a partner was out of Vidal's ken completely, yet Austen kept the Vidal train on the tracks, meaning the Master could write and bestride the world's cultural stage. He was a dedicated spouse and one of the few people who could prick the balloon of Vidal's pomposity.

Gore Vidal (1925-2012): He Did It His Way (And Loved Every Minute)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.01.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Vidal had no self-doubt. He used his legendary intellect in the service of opinions that drew blood. Feuds thrilled him. And he never lost the swagger that comes from knowing that -- at least in his youth -- he was a stunner. Want a guided tour?