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Homotextual: Gore Vidal

Filed By Ed Team | November 10, 2007 7:30 AM | comments

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"The important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself."

--Gore Vidal, author of the seminal gay novel The City and the Pillar.


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I have to say that I am a huge fan of Gore Vidal as a social critic, but I think he leaves a lot to be desired as a novelist. I just finished The City and the Pillar and it really doesn't hold up well in comparison to more timeless "gay" literature by the likes of Proust and Mann (one of Vidal's inspirations).

More (and more) on my views here:

http://thegayrecluse.com/2007/11/04/on-the-suffocation-of-the-gay-voice-in-american-literature/