Burr



Burr Gore Vidal S Narratives Of Empire Series Spans The History Of The United States From The Revolution To The Post World War II Years With Their Broad Canvas And Large Cast Of Fictional And Historical Characters, The Novels In This Series Present A Panorama Of The American Political And Imperial Experience As Interpreted By One Of Its Most Worldly, Knowing, And Ironic Observers Burr Is A Portrait Of Perhaps The Most Complex And Misunderstood Of The Founding Fathers In 1804, While Serving As Vice President, Aaron Burr Fought A Duel With His Political Nemesis, Alexander Hamilton, And Killed Him In 1807, He Was Arrested, Tried, And Acquitted Of Treason In 1833, Burr Is Newly Married, An Aging Statesman Considered A Monster By Many Burr Retains Much Of His Political Influence If Not The Respect Of All And He Is Determined To Tell His Own Story As His Amanuensis, He Chooses Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler, A Young New York City Journalist, And Together They Explore Both Burr S Past And The Continuing Political Intrigues Of The Still Young United States.

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage his grandfather was the senator Thomas Gore, and he later became a relation through marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy.Vidal ran for political office twi Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage his grandfather was the senator Thomas Gore, and he later became a relation through marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy.Vidal ran for political office twice and was a longtime political critic He was a lifelong isolationist Democrat As well known for his essays as his novels, Vidal wrote for The Nation, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Review of Books and Esquire.Through his essays and media appearances, Vidal was a long time critic of American foreign policy In addition to this, he characterised the United States as a decaying empire from the 1980s onwards Additionally he was known for his well publicized spats with such figures as Norman Mailer, William F Buckley, Jr and Truman Capote.Vidal s novels fell into two distinct camps social and historical His best known social novel was Myra Breckinridge his best known historical novels included Julian, Burr and Lincoln His third novel, The City and the Pillar 1948 , outraged conservative critics as one of the first major American novels to feature unambiguous homosexuality At the time of his death he was the last of a generation of American writers who had served during World War II, including J D Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer and Joseph Heller Perhaps best remembered for his caustic wit, he referred to himself as a gentleman bitch and has been described as the 20th century s answer to Oscar WildeAlso used the pseudonym Edgar Box Gore Vidal um dos nomes centrais na hist ria da literatura americana p s Segunda Guerra Mundial Nascido em 1925, em Nova Iorque, estudou na Academia de Phillips Exeter Estado de New Hampshire O seu primeiro romance, Williwaw 1946 , era uma hist ria da guerra claramente influenciada pelo estilo de Hemingway Embora grande parte da sua obra tenha a ver com o s culo XX americano, Vidal debru ou se v rias vezes sobre pocas recuadas, como, por exemplo, em A Search for the King 1950 , Juliano 1964 e Creation 1981 Entre os seus temas de elei o est o mundo do cinema e, mais concretamente, os bastidores de Hollywood, que ele desmonta de forma sat rica e implac vel em t tulos como Myra Breckinridge 1968 , Myron 1975 e Duluth 1983 Senhor de um estilo exuberante, multifacetado e sempre surpreendente, publicou, em 1995, a autobiografia Palimpsest A Memoir As obras O Instituto Smithsonian e A Idade do Ouro encontram se traduzidas em portugu s Neto do senador Thomas Gore, enteado do padrasto de Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, primo distante de Al Gore, Gore Vidal sempre se revelou um espelho cr tico das grandezas e mis rias dos EUA.Faleceu a 31 de julho de 2012, aos 86 anos, na sua casa em Hollywood, v tima de pneumonia

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  • Burr
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  • 16 September 2017
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10 thoughts on “Burr

  1. Jeffrey Keeten says:

    In the half light of the cemetery, Burr did resemble the devil assuming that the devil is nothan five foot six an inch shorter than I , slender, with tiny feet hooves , high forehead in the fading light I imagine vestigial horns , bald in front with hair piled high on his head, powdered absently in the old style, and held in place with a shell comb Behind him is a monument to the man he murdered Aaro...

  2. Howard says:

    I once read that Rep Michele Bachmann R MN , the erstwhile presidential candidate, said that once upon a time she had been a Democrat, even working for the election of Jimmy Carter However, while riding on a train one day, she experienced a political conversion while reading Gore Vidal s novel, Burr According to Rep Bachmann, she became so upset with the way Vidal depicted our Founding Fathers mocking them, she said that she dropped the book into her lap and said to herself, I must b I once read that Rep Michele Bachmann R MN , the erstwhile presidential candidate, said that once upon a time she had been a Democrat, even working for the election of Jimmy Carter However, while riding on a train one day, she experienced a political conversion while reading Gore Vidal s novel, B...

  3. Bill says:

    Burr is the lead novel in Gore Vidal s seven book series on U.S history It s not the first book he wrote in the series, but in terms of historical chronology, everything begins right here If you ve never read Vidal, there are other places you might want to begin Julian is a marvelous novel, as is Messiah You can t really go wrong with Gore But if you re a fan of history and turned off by textbook drudgery and occasional misinformation , Burr opens one writer s look at American hi Burr is the lead novel in Gore Vidal s seven book series on U.S history It s not the first book he wrote in the series, but in terms of historical chronology, everything begins right here If you ve never read Vidal, there are other places you might want to begin Julian is a marvelous novel, as is Messiah You can t really go wrong with Gore But if you re a fan of history and turned off by textbook drudgery and occasional misinformation , Burr opens one writer s look at American history without all the usual hagiographi...

  4. Cinda says:

    It s the first novel I ve read by Gore Vidal an enthralling alternative view for Hamilton fans History is truly a network of stories told from different points of view Great fun

  5. Ned says:

    Oh my, this was brilliant and entertaining I needed to know about Aaron Burr and the history of our nation, and this was a riveting expose of the people, the petty politics, the smells and sins of our nation s creators It was also my first by Vidal, and will read manyif I have that much time The plot was of the type that works well for me, a young man on a mysterious journey to uncover the enigmatic and magnetic statesman who was nearly president Burr s intellect and talent for gover Oh my, this was brilliant and entertaining I need...

  6. Adam says:

    I knew next to nothing about US history when I began reading Gore Vidal s Burr So, I was, and still am, in no position to assess the historical accuracy of the numerous events recorded in his fictional biography of Colonel Aaron Burr 1756 1836.During the American Revolutionary War, Aaron Burr was involved in an expedition to attack the British forces in Quebec Although this was not a success, it was during this campaign that Burr became known a military hero He rubbed shoulders with George I knew next to nothing about US history when I began reading Gore Vidal s Burr So, I was, and still am, in no position to assess the historical accuracy of the numerous events recorded in his fictional biography of Colonel Aaron Burr 1756 1836.During the American Revolutionary War, Aaron Burr was involved in an expedition to attack the British forces in Quebec Although this was not a success, it was during this campaign that Burr be...

  7. Jonfaith says:

    Although Americans justify their self interest in moral terms, their true interest is never itself moral Yet, paradoxically, only Americans a few, that is ever try to be moral in politics Gore VidalVidal takes full responsibility for his perjury Okay he only admits to errors and anachronisms, but sides himself with Richard Nixon in the process Burr is a wonderful tale, finding delight in skewering the reputations of the Founding Fathers and all the hypocrisy which didn t make its way Although Americans justify their self interest i...

  8. DeB MaRtEnS says:

    Another found, another to read again At twenty one, I would have been spellbound by the drama surrounding Burr, and romanticized the era, being Canadian Now with greater background and considerablyyears beneath me, Burr by Gore Vidal would be a much different experience.

  9. Elizabeth (Alaska) says:

    What I knew about Aaron Burr was that in a duel he shot and killed Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury and pictured on the 10 bill That is a pitiful amount of knowledge and if I had ever been toldabout Burr, it is in that part of the brain marked irretrievable For pete s sake, Elizabeth, Burr was Vice President of the United States Further, the electoral votes in the 1800 election were tied between Jefferson and Burr and the election was decided by the House of Repres What I knew about Aaron Burr was that in a duel he shot and killed Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury and pictured on the 10 bi...

  10. Christopher Carbone says:

    There has been no greater shadow in American History, no greater enigma than the US s 3rd Vice President, almost President, and near King of Louisiana, Aaron Burr Mostly known for killing Fmr Treasury Secretary and opposition party leader, Alexander Hamilton, Burr is also known, less so, for invading Louisiana shortly after it was purchased by the US, getting caught, tried for treason and beating every charge easily This ficticious look at Burr s history is a dramatic telling of the absurdity There has been no greater shadow in American History, no greater enigma than the US s 3rd Vice President, almost President, and near King of Louisiana, Aaron Bur...

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