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Myra & Gore

John Mitzel

Myra & Gore

a new view of Myra Breckinridge, and a candid interview with Gore Vidal : a book for Vidalophiles

by John Mitzel

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Manifest Destiny Books in Dorchester, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vidal, Gore, -- 1925-,
  • Vidal, Gore, -- 1925-

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Mitzel, Steven Abbott.
    ContributionsAbbott, Steven
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3543I26 M8825
    The Physical Object
    Pagination90 p. :
    Number of Pages90
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21186613M


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Myra Breckinridge and its sequel Myron are two novels that were very much a product of their times, the Sexual Revolution of the late s. In his Introduction to this volume combining the two, Vidal quotes poet Thom Gunn as saying "These two books [are] the twentieth-century equivalents of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass."/5(34).

This Myra & Gore book is a riot and an excellent follow up to Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckinridge. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Tgirl. out of 5 stars Meh. Reviewed in the United States on Novem Verified Purchase.

I read Myra Breckingridge. I'm not sure if I just missed the point of the book or if the book is too dated to make an /5(2). Myra Breckinridge Paperback – Import, by Gore Vidal (Author)/5(20). Myra Breckinridge () is a scabrous genderbender satire about an untouchable woman(?) out to claim her fortune from a sleazy Hollywood mogul.

If you’re familiar with Gore Vidal’s haughtiness from one of his incalculable TV appearances it might take a moment to settle into this female(?) voice, but once the farcical frolics begin the novel is heap-good-fun/5.

To the Editors: The review of Gore Vidal’s Myron [NYR, November, 14] leaves us a bit puzzled. Perhaps Mr. Mazzocco’s inventive use of the English language is the source of the confusion, with his “irriguous” organ and “banausic” muse which go “havocking” about the western world.

One cannot help being impressed with the critic’s way [ ]. Determined to reinvent himself and explore new territory in his work, Gore Vidal published a provocative satirical work destined to be on a collision course with social conventions in Written as a diary, Myra Breckinridge, someone Myra & Gore book not to be possessed by any Myra & Gore book, recounts her day as Myra & Gore book lives it out in the Hollywood of the '60s/5.

Myra and Myron are quite simply Myra & Gore book of the most original and hysterically funny books ever written. These stories are told in such a grand camp style, with such acid wit and precision dead-on humor that it's really impossible not to admire, if not love by: 1.

About Myra Breckinridge The outrageous and immortal, gender-bending and polymorphously perverse, over-the-top, and utterly on-target comic masterpiece from the bestselling author of Burr, Lincoln, and the National Book Award-winning United States.

Vidal, Gore Myra Breckinridge New York: Little, Brown & Co., Vidal, Myra & Gore book Myron New York: Random Myra & Gore book, This is actually a review of two books – Myra Breckinridge, which Myra & Gore book published inand its very closely-tied sequel Myron, published in Neither book is in the public domain, so I will not be posting a digital copy of them.

The outrageous and immortal, gender-bending and polymorphously perverse, over-the-top, and utterly on-target comic masterpiece from the bestselling author Myra & Gore book Burr, Lincoln, and the National Book Award-winning United States.

With a new introduction by Myra & Gore book Paglia "I am Myra Breckinridge, whom no man will ever possess."Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. 'From Myra's fist appearnce on the page she was a megastar', explains her creator, Gore Vidal. Myra caused a second furore when she returned in Myron to battle it out with her eponymous alter ego, a drab little man fallen into marriage and a job in Chinese catering.

Myra Breckinridge is a satirical novel by Gore Vidal written in the form of a diary. Described by the critic Dennis Altman as "part of a major cultural assault on the assumed norms of gender and sexuality which swept the western world in the late s and early s," the book's major themes are feminism, transsexuality, American expressions of machismo and patriarchy, and.

Published inGore Vidal's 'Myra Breckinridge' was part political satire, part trans narrative and a huge : Mark Athitakis. Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal Furthermore, some s- and s-era film actors who appeared in Myra Breckinridge were upset that footage from their old films was inserted into the movie to punctuate some of the gags and the film’s climactic rape sequence.

When Myra Breckinridge first appeared incritics were delighted, baffled, and somewhat appalled by this comedy of sex change. Thirty years later, Myra has become literature's most famous transsexual.

In the sequel, Myron (), the Breckinridge saga takes an increasingly bizarre turn. Vidal combines time travel with the ultimate Hollywood fantasy, as Myra attempts /5(5). Get this from a library. Myra & Gore: a new view of Myra Breckinridge and a candid interview with Gore Vidal: a book for Vidalophiles.

[John Mitzel; Steve Abbott; Gore Vidal; John Wieners]. Editions for Myra Breckinridge: (Hardcover published in ), (Mass Market Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in 1.

That Myra was indeed, as Isherwood said, Vidal’s self-portrait seems secretly signaled by how, in the sequel, she is magically transformed into Maria Montez, a gay cult Hollywood star of the s whose real-life last name (unmentioned by the book) was Vidal.

Gore Vidal was a tremendous role model for any aspiring independent thinker. In the case of Myra Breckinridge, Vidal spoke of fluidity between the genders, advancing a point he had made before that there is no such thing as a. Novel about sexual perversity was made into a movie in starring Raquel Welch as Myra Breckinridge, photo of her on both covers, also starred John Huston, Mae West, Rex Reed.

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Vidal has something vaguely wicked to say about the non-culture of the neon, bearded present, and the celluloid culture that brought it all on; that he is also, even more vaguely, unsettled by popular sexual quests of various sorts-nonetheless this little gasper is mainly fun and prurient frolic.

Solitary in the awareness of the truths of the Forties' Great Films (the ""entire. Duluth is a novel by Gore considered it one of his best works, as did Italo Calvino, who wrote, "Vidal's development along that line from Myra Breckinridge to Duluth, is crowned with great success, not only for the density of comic effects, each one filled with meaning, not only for the craftsmanship in construction, put together like a clock-work which fears no word Author: Gore Vidal.

Gore Vidal was a prolific American novelist and essayist known for his withering and incisive opinions on culture and politics. Another success was the comedy Myra Breckinridge York Review of Books by Gore Vidal in that her work was rediscovered and put back into print.

Since the s, novels, short stories, and plays by Powell. Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (/ v ɪ ˈ d ɑː l /; born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, – J ) was an American writer and public intellectual known for his epigrammatic wit, patrician manner, and polished style of writing.

Vidal was born into a political family; his maternal grandfather, Thomas Pryor Gore, served as United States senator from Oklahoma Education: Phillips Exeter Academy. Myra Breckinridge by Vidal, Gore A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.

All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Rating: % positive. Myra Breckinridge is a satirical novel by Gore Vidal written in the form of a diary.

It was made into a movie in Described by the critic Dennis Altman as "part of a major cultural assault on the assumed norms of gender and sexuality which swept the western world in the late s and early s," the book's major themes are feminism, transsexuality, American.

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Finally available as an audiobook - Gore Vidal's outrageous and immortal, gender-bending and polymorphously perverse, overBrand: Brilliance Audio. Gore Vidal (–) was born at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, Williwaw, written when he was 19 years old and serving in the army, appeared in the spring of He wrote 23 novels, five plays, many screenplays, short stories, well over essays, and a memoir/5(7).

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Myra caused a second furor when she returned in Myron to battle it out with her eponymous alter ego, a drab little man fallen into marriage and a job in Chinese catering. Theirs is a contest of hormonal roulette, with glorious Myra off on time-travelling missions of mercy back to to try to change cinema history and to introduce her own.

: Myra Breckinridge () by Vidal, Gore and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(). Myra Breckinridge (Book): Vidal, Gore: "I am Myra Breckinridge, whom no man will ever possess." So begins the irresistible testimony of the luscious instructor of Empathy and Posture at Buck Loner's Academy of Drama and Modeling.

Myra has a secret that only her surgeon shares; a passion for classic Hollywood films, which she regards as the supreme. Myra Breckenridge is just a mess. Maybe this is some sort of transgender novel of liberation for some, but I think it is really more of a bad acid trip combined with cheap exploitation.

By all means, do not see the movie based on the book, which Vidal even said was horrific. There is a reason this book is 99 cents on Amazon and Burr is $/5(13). Myra Breckenridge on Circumcision.

In Myra Breckenridge () Gore Vidal writes in the first person as ‘Woman Triumphant’. I've already written about the possibility of crossover between the author and the protagonist in this example.

Some parts of the book naturally stood out to me. Myra Breckinridge Hardcover Book. A Novel by Gore Vidal. First Edition/ Second Printing Published by Little Brown and Rating: % positive.

Myra Breckinridge is a American comedy film based on Gore Vidal's novel of the same film was directed by Michael Sarne, and featured Raquel Welch in the title role.

It also starred John Huston as Buck Loner, Mae West as Leticia Van Allen, Farrah Fawcett, Rex Reed, Roger Herren, and Roger C. Carmel. Tom Selleck made his film debut in a small role as Based on: Myra Breckinridge, by Gore Vidal. Great deals on Gore Vidal 1st Edition Books. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at Fast & Free shipping on many items.

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