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    Flights of angels: writer Gore Vidal dead at 86.

    Good night sweet prince,/And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. (Hamlet V ii)

    Gore Vidal obituary (Guardian)
    Novelist, playwright and essayist with a
    complete mastery of the scene he described

    Gore Vidal, the American writer, controversialist and politician manqué, who has died aged 86, was celebrated both for his caustic wit and his mandarin's poise. His public career spanned seven decades and included 25 novels, numerous collections of essays on literature and politics, a volume of short stories, five Broadway plays, dozens of television plays and film scripts, and even three mystery novels written under the pseudonym Edgar Box. After 9/11 and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, he returned to centre stage with a series of blistering pamphlets and public pronouncements that led many, including his former friend Christopher Hitchens, to pounce on him. But Vidal never looked back.
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    Daily Telegraph: Obituary: Gore Vidal

    Associated Press: Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies

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    His passing is a great loss for the literary world and the world in general. When someone of his stature and intelligence passes, it is necessary to reflect on the void that is resultant and to also wonder who will step up to fill his shoes.

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    Sadness.

    Time to dust off some of my favorites and re-read them. I adore "Empire".

    . RIP

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    I hope he is somewhere giving William F Buckley hell
    “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all." -Abp Oscar Romero

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    Corrections on The New York Times' Gore Vidal Obituary Are Amazing (The Atlantic)
    Apparently they made a few mistakes, but they might be the funniest mistakes attached to an obituary, ever, and they fit so well with the stories we've heard about Vidal.
    those mistakes at link above

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Corrections on The New York Times' Gore Vidal Obituary Are Amazing (The Atlantic)

    those mistakes at link above
    that link doesn't work - can you repost?

    thanks for the thread WFGODOT

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    corrections on The New York Times Vidal obit.

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/natio...amazing/55322/

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    A collection, all free, and plenty of good reading, of Gore Vidal's articles for The Nation, 1958-2007.



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