Gore Vidal

  • American


Notable Author - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1925/00/00 Born
1943/07/00 Vidal enlist in the US Army. After a time in an army specialized training programme, he was assigned to the crew of an army air force crash boat, stationed on Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana (their job was to fish air-force training pilots out of the lake). Military
1945/00/00 I had been oddly excited by a film the previous night, Isle of the Dead, with Boris Karloff, not a monster but a sort of art film. I began to write ...and, as I wrote, the story obligingly wrote itself for me. - Vidal, about his novel, Williwaw. Life
1945/00/00 "I read The Red Badge of Courage several times, for the style and the, literally, colour. And I read his The Open Boat - set, like mine, upon a riotous ominous sea." - Gore Vidal, on the formation of his first novel, Williwaw. Life
1945/01/00 Gore becomes 1st mate on a army freight-supply ship at Chernowski Bay, Umnak Island. Their regular run was from Chernowski to Dutch Harbour, the port and capital village of the chain that was then very like Holland Harbour in the novel (Williwaw). Military Umnak Alaska
1945/01/00 Gore becomes 1st mate on a army freight-supply ship at Chernowski Bay, Umnak Island. Their regular run was from Chernowski to Dutch Harbour, the port and capital village of the chain that was then very like Holland Harbour in the novel (Williwaw). Military Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base and Fort Mears, US Army Unalaska Island
1946/00/00 Gore Vidal's first novel, Williwaw, is published in the United States by EP Dutton. The war drama, maritime adventure is set aboard an Army boat in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Author
1948/00/00 New York Times excludes Gore Vidal's books from its review pages for years afterThe City and the Pillar(1948), with its homosexual hero (the paper refused even to accept advertisements for the novel). Life
1959/08/06 "The Scapegoat" is released Scriptwriter The Scapegoat
1968/00/00 Myra Breckinridge - published Author Myra Breckinridge
1984/00/00 In an interview with Adam Mars-Jones, Vidal praises DH Lawrence as a critic of American literature and expresses his awed admiration forThe Golden Bowl,by Henry James. Life
1984/00/00 Adam Mars-Jones interviews Vidal for the Sunday Times over lunch in Vidal's room at the Dorchester, a luxury hotel on Park Ln in London. They started with quails' eggs in pastry boats, a specialty of the Dorchester's. Life
2012/00/00 Dies

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Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
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Myra Breckinridge Author Book 1968/00/00
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