Point to Point Navigation

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Product Number: Z00269
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449869250
Narrator/s: Gore Vidal
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In a witty and elegant autobiography that takes up where his bestelling Palimpsest left off, the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal reflects on his remarkable life.Writing from his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theatre, politics, and international society where he has cut a wide swath, recounting achievements and defeats, friends and enemies made (and sometimes lost). From encounters with, amongst others, Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Johnny Carson, Francis Ford Coppola to the mournful passing of his longtime partner, Howard Auster, Vidal always steers his narrative with grace and flair. Entertaining, provocative, and often moving, Point to Point Navigation wonderfully captures the life of one of twentieth-century America's most important writers.


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Point to Point Navigation
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Product Number:Z00269
Product Number:C3866

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Author(s): Gore Vidal
Narrator(s): Gore Vidal
Product Number C3866
Released: Nov 08, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428115156
Author(s): Gore Vidal
Product Number EB00170003
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307387707

Professional reviews

"What dus it mean to be a famous author when novels -- and the discussion of them -- are no longer a part of everyday life? That's just one of the points Gore Vidal considers in this memoir in which the events of the author's life are intertwined with his strong opinions and ideas. Vidal's anecdotes about famous people like Greta Garbo and Tennessee Williams highlight his discussion of his own core beliefs. In his eighth decade, Vidal speaks with a voice that occasionally falters but makes clear the firmness of his opinions. That voice makes for compelling listening as he navigates from point to point, both in his personal journey and in his philosophy. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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