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Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir 1964 to 2006 - Vidal, Gore
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The brilliant sequel to Gore Vidal's acclaimed, bestselling memoir, "Palimpsest." In "Point to Point Navigation," the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal ranges freely over his remarkable life with the signature wit and literary elegance that is uniquely his. The title refers to a form of navigation he resorted to as a first mate in the Navy during World War II. As he says, "As I was writing this account of my life and times since "Palimpsest," I felt as if I were again dealing with those capes and rocks in the Bering Sea that we had to navigate so often with a compass made inoperable by weather." It is a beautifully apt analogy for the hazards (mostly) eluded during his eventful life and for the way this memoir proceeds--far from linear but always on course. From his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Gore Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theater, politics and international society where he has cut a broad swath, recounting achievements and defeats, friends and enemies made (and on a number of occasions lost). Among the gathering of notables to be found in these pages, sketched with a draftsman's ease and evoked with the panache of one of our great raconteurs, are Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy, Tennessee Williams (the "Glorious Bird"), Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Johnny Carson, Greta Garbo, Federico Fellini, Rudolph Nureyev, Elia Kazan, and Francis Ford Coppola. Some of the book's most moving pages are devoted to the illness and death of his partner of five decades, Howard Austen, and indeed the book is, among other things, a meditation on mortality written in the spirit of Montaigne. Elegiac yet vital and even ornery, "Point to Point Navigation" is a summing-up of Gore Vidal's time on the planet that manages to be at once supremely entertaining, endlessly provocative, and thoroughly moving. Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir 1964 to 2006 Vidal, Gore, Doubleday Books

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The brilliant sequel to Gore Vidal's acclaimed, bestselling memoir,Palimpsest. InPoint to Point Navigation, the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal ranges freely over his remarkable life with the signature wit and literary elegance that is uniquely his. The title refers to a form of navigation he resorted to as a first mate in the Navy during World War II. As he says, "As I was writing this account of my life and times sincePalimpsest, I felt as if I were again dealing with those capes and rocks in the Bering Sea that we had to navigate so often with a compass made inoperable by weather." It is a beautifully apt analogy for the hazards (mostly) eluded during his eventful life and for the way this memoir proceedsfar from linear but always on course. From his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Gore Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theater, politics and international society where he has cut a broad swath, recounting achievements and defeats, friends and enemies made (and on a number of occasions lost). Among the gathering of notables to be found in these pages, sketched with a draftsman's ease and evoked with the panache of one of our great raconteurs, are Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy, Tennessee Williams (the "Glorious Bird"), Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Johnny Carson, Greta Garbo, Federico Fellini, Rudolph Nureyev, Elia Kazan, and Francis Ford Coppola. Some of the book's most moving pages arts and literature,authors,biographical,biographies,biographies and history,biography and history,literature and fiction,memoirs Biographies, Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, The

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The brilliant sequel to Gore Vidal's acclaimed, bestselling memoir, Palimpsest.In Point to Point Navigation, the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal ranges freely over his remarkable life with the signature wit and literary elegance that is uniquely his. The title refers to a form of navigation he resorted to as a first mate in the Navy during World War II. As he says, "As I was writing this account of my life and times since Palimpsest, I felt as if I were again dealing with those capes and rocks in the Bering Sea that we had to navigate so often with a compass made inoperable by weather." It is a beautifully apt analogy for the hazards (mostly) eluded during his eventful life and for the way this memoir proceeds-far from linear but always on course.From his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Gore Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theater, politics and international society where he has cut a broad swath, recounting achievements and defeats, friends and enemies made (and on a number of occasions lost). Among the gathering of notables to be found in these pages, sketched with a draftsman's ease and evoked with the panache of one of our great raconteurs, are Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy, Tennessee Williams (the "Glorious Bird"), Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Johnny Carson, Greta Garbo, Federico Fellini, Rudolph Nureyev, Elia Kazan, and Franci arts and literature,authors,biographical,biographies,biographies and history,biography and history,literature and fiction,memoirs Biographies, Doubleday

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[EAN: 9780385517218], [PU: Doubleday, New York, NY], HOWARD AUSTER, TRUMAN CAPOTE, SAUL BELLOW, PAUL BOWLES, FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, FEDERICO FELLINI, NEWMAN, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, Biography & Autobiography|Literary, Glued binding. Paper over boards. [12], 277, [1] p. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Index. From Wikipedia: "Gore Vidal (b. Eugene Louis Vidal; 3 October 1925 31 July 2012) was an American writer and a public intellectual known for his epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing. He was a Democratic Party politician who twice sought elected office; first to the United States House of Representatives (New York State, 1960), then to the U.S. Senate (California, 1982). As a political commentator and essayist, Vidal s principal subject was the history of the United States and its society. As a public intellectual, Gore Vidal s topical debates on sex, politics, and religion with other public intellectuals and writers, occasionally became continual quarrels. As a novelist Gore Vidal explored the nature of corruption in public and private life; the polished, erudite style of narration readily evokes the time and place of the story, and perceptively delineates the psychology of the characters." Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Signed on fep. DJ has slight wear and soiling. First edition. First Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated].

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Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir 1964 to 2006
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In POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION, the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic and controversialist Gore Vidal ranges freely over his remarkable life with the signature wit and literary elegance that is uniquely his. Elegiac yet vital, this is a summing-up of Gore Vidal's time on the planet that manages to be at once supremely entertaining, endlessley provocative and thoroughly moving.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780385517218
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0385517211
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Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: BANTAM DELL
277 Pages
Weight: 0,544 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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