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Definition of Gore Vidal from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Gore Vidal

 
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(1925-2012) a US writer known for his intelligent criticism of American politics and culture. His best-known works are the novel Myra Breckinridge (1968) and the play Suddenly Last Summer (1958) which was made into a film (1959) with Elizabeth Taylor. Vidal acted in a few films, including The Eighth Day (1997) and Gattaca (1997). He was very critical of people who disagreed with him and had arguments for years with the writer Norman Mailer.