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Palimpsest: A Memoir

Palimpsest: A Memoir
Gore Vidal

September 1st, 1996

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Rating: 3.7 / 5.0 (47 votes)

Released: 1996-09-01

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Palimpsest: A Memoir by Gore Vidal


This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters—including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

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A candid memoir of Vidal's first 40 years of life. His famous skills as a raconteur, his forthrightness, and his wicked wit are brilliantly at work in these recollections of a difficult family, talented friends, and interesting enemies.

Book Details

Author: Gore Vidal Publisher: Penguin Books Binding: Paperback Language: English Pages: 448

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