Thursday, 2 August 2012
Gore Vidal RIP
mars this otherwise excellent collection of quotes). But that shouldn't put me off more reading. The writer of The Guardian's obituary is pretty dismissive of his fiction writing, but I wonder if posterity will agree? Whilst I haven't read Vidal's novels for a long time, I suspect that' Lincoln' may have a longer lifespan than the more humanist social commentary of his contemporaries. Novels of ideas seem to have had their day as far as the Anglophone literary establishment is concerned. Maybe they are wrong.