About this book
B format (with jacket) edition of Gore Vidal's memoirs of the first forty years of his life. Since his first book "Williwaw", which he wrote in 1946 while in the army, Gore Vidal has written over twenty novels and nine collections of essays. "Palimpsest" is written from the vantage point of the library in his villa on the Italian coast. There he recollects his family, friends and enemies in a cast that includes Tennessee Williams, the Kennedys, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
This is a memoir of the first 40 years of Gore Vidal's life, ranging back and forth across a rich history. He describes his difficult family, talented friends and interesting enemies with a cast that includes Tennessee Williams, the Kennedys, Jack Kerouac and Norman Mailer.