Gore Vidal

Standard Name: Vidal, Gore


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Friends, Associates Edith Sitwell
During her first visit to the USA, ES met Charlie Chaplin , Greta Garbo , and Marianne Moore . A press party at the Gotham Book Mart in New York was attended by ES ...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Renault
Homosexuals in British fiction had been portrayed mostly as sick, funny, or both since the Oscar Wilde trials (1895). E. M. Forster had kept his Maurice unpublished. Radclyffe Hall had run into trouble. Virginia Woolf
Literary responses Jeanette Winterson
According to critic Peter Parker , Winterson published the book against the advice of her friends. It received bad reviews, and she apparently tried unsuccessfully to prevent its reissue later. However, as Fiammetta Rocco writes...
Literary responses Jeanette Winterson
This book received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize from the Book Trust in the year of its publication.
Contemporary Authors. Gale Research.
It was praised by reviewers in The Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, The...
Literary responses Brigid Brophy
BB was awarded the London Magazine prize for prose in 1962 and the Tony Godwin Award in 1985.
Brophy, Brigid. The King of a Rainy Country. Virago.
She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1973.
Brown, Susan Windisch, editor. Contemporary Novelists. St James Press.
Peter Parker
Literary responses Eva Figes
Edward Candy 's review in The Times asserted that EF , in denying that women exist for the primary purpose of bearing children, was refusing to accept the biological difference between the sexes. She pointed...
Literary responses E. Nesbit
In 1915 EN was granted a Civil List pension of sixty pounds a year. She was pleased but not overwhelmed at this honour, and thought it ought not to have been taxed.
Briggs, Julia. A Woman of Passion: The Life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924. Hutchinson.
She evidently...
Literary responses Muriel Spark
Reviews were mostly excellent.
Stannard, Martin. Muriel Spark. The Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Gore Vidal , in the Times Literary Supplement, called this a novel written at the top of her form.
Spark, Muriel. Reality and Dreams. Penguin.
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Publishing Emma Tennant
ET , who had been taken on in an attempt to avoid negative reviews like those that had plagued Alexandra Ripley 's sequel, Scarlett, 1991, finished the book four months ahead of schedule, but...
Reception E. Nesbit
This, with Harding's Luck, the book which followed it, were named by Gore Vidal as his favourites among EN 's works.
Vidal, Gore. “The Writing of E. Nesbit”. New York Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 8.
Textual Production Daphne Du Maurier
The Scapegoat was made into a film adapted by Gore Vidal , financed in part by Alec Guinness and DDM , directed by Robert Hamer , starring Guinness and Bette Davis . It was critically...


February 1963: The New York Review of Books began publication,...

Writing climate item

February 1963

The New York Review of Books began publication, launched by Robert Lowell , Elizabeth Hardwick , and others.


Vidal, Gore. “The Writing of E. Nesbit”. New York Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 8.