Gore Vidal

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gore Vidal discusses his life and career. His visual memoir Gore Vidal: Snapshots in History’s Glare includes photographs, letters, manuscripts, and other selections from his vast personal archives.


Gore Vidal

Comments [18]

sanych from NJ

Borat interview with Gore Vidal was hilarious.

Dec. 28 2009 09:55 PM
rubypapya from brooklyn

It is always interesting to hear a dissenting voice to the consensus reality we are familiar with in the media. Mr. Vidal is one of the better informed voices because he has lived through a lot of our history for the past 80 years or so. Naturally his perspective will be more historical, and many of his points will be disregarded by those not familiar with history or by those who actually lived the history with Mr. Vidal. I feel it is important to listen to those who were alive and lived through many great events. It is important to listen to as many voices and viewpoints possible, and it doesn't matter if anyone agrees or disagrees.

Dec. 24 2009 05:25 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

The main difference between Gore Vidal and Dracula is that Dracula had a heart.

Dec. 23 2009 02:56 PM
Jack from chinatown

Is it not interesting that Al Gore and Gore Vidal are related and that they are the two most ill informed and obnoxious people in existence.

Dec. 23 2009 02:36 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Ed, from East Village, during these tough economic times, you are lucky to have your job cleaning offices.

Dec. 23 2009 02:15 PM
john from office

Ed, good one, made me laugh

Dec. 23 2009 02:04 PM
john from office

At least I keep things interesting. I have heard NPR for years, know your enemy!

Dec. 23 2009 02:02 PM
Ed from East Village

Great interview Len.

Gore, as always, is fascinating.

John: You have to distribute the mail to the offices now.

Dec. 23 2009 01:59 PM
JT from NYC

What a sour, sour, old man.

Dec. 23 2009 01:59 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Gore Vidal is proof that Dracula lives.

Dec. 23 2009 01:53 PM
Vinny from Manalapan,NJ

John, on behalf of all sodomite intellectuals, I welcome you to NPR. Please keep listening.

Dec. 23 2009 01:51 PM
dwood from New York, New York

I must say that I agree with all the entires thus far. Poor, poor, Gore--he was FORCED to go to Exeter. What a terrible LOT he had in life!

Dec. 23 2009 01:49 PM
Paul from Manhattan

Lenny: This is one of the most painful interviews I've heard in a long time. Time to cut this blowhard free.

Dec. 23 2009 01:49 PM
Donna from Jersey City

Len: don't let this pompous poser intimidate you. Granted, he's a great writer but he's also a bully and a bloviator. I'd much rather read his novels than listen to him.

Dec. 23 2009 01:46 PM
john from office

Len it is okay if you disagree with this Name dropping fraud.

Dec. 23 2009 01:38 PM
john from office

Mr. Vidal is an example of the devient intellectual left. WHo lives in Europe, denounces the US at every opportunity. A Pompous stuffed shirt,Len of course is in awe at his intellect and will not as anything uncomfortable. Another sodomite intellectual.

Dec. 23 2009 01:34 PM
Sam from NYC

I would just like to shed a little light on my own personal experience with Mr. Vidal. I spent my junior year of college abroad in Havana, Cuba, studying at the University of Havana. During my time there, Mr. Vidal made a visit to the university where he gave a talk to a group of students of which I was a part of. Aside from discussing his career, he spent the better portion of the talk lambasting the United States and singing the praises of Cuba. He said something along the lines of "The problem with the United States has never been a shortage of good writers, rather a shortage of good readers." I doubt Mr. Vidal realized that there were any other Americans present.

I take offense with Mr. Vidal's attitude towards the US. Make no mistake, I am as lefty as they come and a proud supporter of President Obama. But it bothers me deeply whenever another member of the left-wing goes abroad and tells a captive audience exactly what it wants to hear especially when it includes misconceptions regarding the United States.

I would like to know if Mr. Vidal is even aware that at the time of his visit, only one of his books was available in Cuba.

Dec. 23 2009 11:16 AM
George from Bay Ridge

What does Mr. Vidal think of President Obama so far?

Dec. 23 2009 12:43 AM

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