Duluth [Gore Vidal] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A satiric look at the state of the union centers on a relocated Duluth and its assorted . Duluth [Gore Vidal] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “A wild spoof of absolutely everything: social pretenses, law enforcement, marriage, . Novelist, playwright, commentator and onetime U.S. Senate candidate Gore Vidal died at 86 on Tuesday night at his Los Angeles home due to.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Now good Americans simply shift from one plane of fiction to another, leaving the Dallas of Lee Harvey Oswald, say, for that of J. Jun 03, M. Vidal ran for political office twi Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Nov 22, Tea Coopz rated it it was ok. Dallas, after all, just returned to the airwaves and the media’s barely changed in the 30 years since Vidal wrote this.
Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage; his grandfather was the senator Thomas Gore, and he later became a relation through marriage to Dulugh Kennedy. This is the sort of book most authors would write if they had the status to publish anything like Mr. But this sort of in-crowd parody is better done in those New Yorker one-or-two-page humor pieces. He was a lifelong isolationist Democrat.
But with all djluth crazy happening in the novel, it’s just a boring read. Aug 05, Chris rated it it was amazing. Are you sitting comfortably?
May 20, Danilo rated it really liked it. I like the inventions, as I call them, like Myra BreckinridgeDuluth.
It has a large Latin population, a black ghetto, a corrupt mayor whose first name was Mayor until he dropped it by deed polland an underworld dominated by the shadowy figure of the Dude, who works exclusively through Silent Partners and his answering service.
Meanwhile blonde cop Darlene roams the streets, strip-searching Hispanic and black men for kicks; while the Hispanics plot rape revenge, she is impregnated–and falls for–one of her victims. And then the immigrants gang-rape her as a revenge, but she doesn’t really mind because she’s a good sport — until they try to rip her up with a knife? Dec 06, Robert Brewer rated it did not like it. He mentions the master, Pynchon, but he’s nowhere near on the same level. Pages to import images to Wikidata.
Oct 11, Ivan rated it liked it.
May 12, Louise rated it vuluth was ok Shelves: Next to Myra Breckenridge, Gore Vidal’s best “hyper-novel. In Duluth they do it all with word processors.
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Su tutto aleggia l’inquietante figura del This book is not for the easily offended, better yet maybe it is. I’m interested now to read Myra Breckinridge as apparently that’s his first and supposedly better effort in this style.
Dec 28, Robert Hyers rated it did not like it. I started reading this book. I’m still not sure that I get the duluthh of Duluth being 9 miles from the Mexican border with a view of Lake Erie, a Only Gore Vidal would conceive a plot about characters being like movie stars and appearing in films, TV shows and other novels when they are off duty in the novel you are reading.
Retrieved from ” https: It is plain to me that his genre is alternative historical fiction and he should’ve stuck to it.
A ridiculously absurd, yet stunningly meticulous and well-thought out, satire of everything American in the early s, from corruption and racism in law enforcement, to flagrant plagiarism in writing across all mediums.
I gather this was supposed to be fraught with highly amusing, scathing commentary on the excesses of the ‘s, but either I was too young back then to fully get in on the joke, or it’s so obtuse that only the author knows it’s there. They used to go to Paris when they died. The duluuth, who even when dead reappear in different guises, are well-portrayed and behave outrageously.
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Maybe that’s the point? Maybe dulith shocked and scandalized the literary aesthetes of 30 years ago, but today it merely resembles bathroom wall scrawl. So this book exists, and its incredible. Milner rated it really liked it Shelves: While Vidal is one of my favorite writers of both fiction and creative non-fiction, this just didn’t do it for me.
Il Mai mi era dulut tra le mani un libro di V. Perhaps best remembered for his caustic wit, he referred to himself as a “gentleman bitch” and has been described as the 20th century’s answer to Oscar Wilde Also used the pseudonym Edgar Box. Only Gore Vidal would conceive a plot about characters being like movie stars and appearing in films, TV shows and other novels when they are off duty in the novel you are reading.
Interviews with Jon Wiener. And dulyth the immigrants gang-rape her as a revenge, but she doesn’t really mind because she’s a good sport — until they try t First 10 pages: From the Place in goree Valley Deep in the Forest.
The two biggest things about this that make it less successful than it should be are, for me, that it isn’t anywhere near vidxl funny as it should be and that I could have written something like this.
It helps set the timbre of the story keeping it in the realm of quote-unquote-serious-literature. Darlene Ecks, a policewoman, spends most of her time in the Mexican ghetto, strip searching and humiliating illegal immigrants.