In Bed with Gore Vidal

In Bed with Gore Vidal Author Tim Teeman
ISBN-10 1626010412
ISBN-13 9781626010413
Year 2013-09-02
Pages 296
Language English
Publisher Riverdale Avenue Books, LLC
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Gore Vidal claimed there was no such thing as gay only gay sexual acts But what was the truth about his sex life and sexualityand how did it affect and influence his writing and public life With In Bed with Gore Vidal Hustlers Hollywood and the Private World of an American Master Tim Teeman interviews many of Vidals closest family and friends including Claire Bloom and Susan Sarandon as well as surveying Vidals own rich personal archive to build a rounded portrait of who this lion of American letters really was away from the page Here revealed for the first time Teeman discovers the Hollywood stars Vidal slept with and the reality of his life with partner Howard Austenand the hustlers they both enjoyed Was Gores true love really a boy from prep school Was he really as he said bisexual and if so how close did he really get to marrying women including Claire Bloom and Joanne Woodward And if Vidal really was gay why did he not want to say so Did his own sex secrets underpin a legal fight with adversary William F Buckley still being played out after his death Much as Vidal fought against being categorized Teeman shows how he also proved himself to be a pugnacious advocate for gay sexual freedom in his books articles and high profile media appearances Teeman also for the first time vividly and movingly evokes the final painful and tragic years of Vidals life as he descended into alcoholism and dementia his death and the bitter contentious legacy he has left behind

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