gore vidal http://wamc.org en Gore Vidal, Echoed by Many http://wamc.org/post/gore-vidal-echoed-many <p>Gore Vidal came from a generation of novelists whose fiction gave them a political platform. Norman Mailer ran for mayor of New York City; Kurt Vonnegut became an anti-war spokesman. And Vidal was an all-around critic. His novels sometimes infuriated readers with unflattering portraits of American history.<br /><br /> He also wrote essays and screenplays, and his play <em>The Best Man</em> currently has a revival on Broadway.<br /> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 44459 at http://wamc.org Gore Vidal, Echoed by Many