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Point to Point Navigation : A Memoir 1964 to 2006

Vidal, Gore - SIGNED FIRST EDITION

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ISBN 10: 0385517211 / ISBN 13: 9780385517218
Verlag: Doubleday USA, 2006
Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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One of an undisclosed number signed on a special bound in sheet at the publishers. This is the world first edition, first printing, unread, and with no marks other than the author's signature. This is frankly a rather moving signature, that of an old man, and there is a ghostly smudge above it as well. No dedication, no former owner names, not an ex library copy. A perfect collectable. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-7506251916

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Titel: Point to Point Navigation : A Memoir 1964 to...

Verlag: Doubleday USA

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 1st Edition...

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The brilliant sequel to Gore Vidals acclaimed, bestselling memoir, Palimpsest.

In Point to Point Navigation, the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal ranges freely over his remarkable life with the signature wit and literary elegance that is uniquely his. The title refers to a form of navigation he resorted to as a first mate in the Navy during World War II. As he says, “As I was writing this account of my life and times since Palimpsest, I felt as if I were again dealing with those capes and rocks in the Bering Sea that we had to navigate so often with a compass made inoperable by weather.” It is a beautifully apt analogy for the hazards (mostly) eluded during his eventful life and for the way this memoir proceeds—far from linear but always on course.

From his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Gore Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theater, politics and international society where he has cut a broad swath, recounting achievements and defeats, friends and enemies made (and on a number of occasions lost). Among the gathering of notables to be found in these pages, sketched with a draftsman’s ease and evoked with the panache of one of our great raconteurs, are Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy, Tennessee Williams (the “Glorious Bird”), Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Johnny Carson, Greta Garbo, Federico Fellini, Rudolph Nureyev, Elia Kazan, and Francis Ford Coppola. Some of the book’s most moving pages are devoted to the illness and death of his partner of five decades, Howard Austen, and indeed the book is, among other things, a meditation on mortality written in the spirit of Montaigne.

Elegiac yet vital and even ornery, Point to Point Navigation is a summing-up of Gore Vidal’s time on the planet that manages to be at once supremely entertaining, endlessly provocative, and thoroughly moving.

About the Author:

Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays, more than two hundred essays, and the critically lauded memoir, Palimpsest. Vidal’s United States (Essays 1952–92) won the 1993 National Book Award. Vidal lives in Los Angeles, California.

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