Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal

Sexually Speaking : Collected Sex Writings

Book - 1999 | 1st ed.
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Gore Vidal has been described as America's finest essayist. He is also one of America's finest sex writers. Here, 14 essays and three interviews on sex and gender, including a candid conversation with Larry Kramer.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Cleis Press, c1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781573440820
Branch Call Number: 828 V649g
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Weise, Donald


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Oct 17, 2013

See my review here: http://www.amazon.com/Gore-Vidal-Sexually-Speaking-Collected/product-reviews/1573441201/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

Jul 24, 2013

Gore Vidal is easily one of the best essayists in the world. In addition, he likes to write about human sexuality in its many forms, but he veers toward homosexuality as he himself expresses homosexual behaviour (but don't dare call him a gay man -- he would have to disagree with that on principle). This collection features his many essays, some about sex and some not, in addition to three interviews, two of which for homocentric magazines, like The Fag Rag and The Gay Sunshine. He writes about authors and literature and politics and leaders, as well, some of his material fascinating, others more academic. He talks about Schlafly and Eleanor Roosevelt and Isherwood with the same candor as he talks about sex acts. His tone is always pitch perfect for whatever he's discussing. Whether or not you agree with his views is irrelevant. His writing is superb, and so, I would absolutely recommend this collection.

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