Gore Vidal
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Alternate Name: Vidal, Eugene Luther Gore
Occupation: American author
Born: 1925-10-03 in West Point, New York
Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (pronounced /????r v??d??l/ or /v??dæl/; born October 3, 1925) is an American author, playwright, essayist, screenwriter and political activist. Early in his career he wrote The City and the Pillar (1948), which outraged mainstream critics as one of the first major American novels to feature unambiguous homosexuality. He subsequently emerged as one of America's more important literary figures due to the enormous quantity and quality of work produced over the course of his career, including novels, essays, plays, and short stories covering a wide variety of topics and eras. He also ran for political office twice and served as a longtime political critic.

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