It’s savory scholar-squ…

by AnotherClioBeliever

It’s savory scholar-squirrel stew time again! Or, to be precise, one scholar-squirrel and one plump publicist pigeon for the pot. So, as the pot boils and I chop this pile of footnotes fine, let me explain to both pigeon and the no doubt bemused readers of these pages why…

Gore Vidal was a man already too old for his times. An essayist when only novelists are granted the highest literary honors he was not only before his time on so many issues but he was beyond it. The day he could walk was probably the last day he should’ve lived, if what he wanted was not only greatness but universal acclaim. Sadly, he only recieved the former and not the latter. My hat goes off to him. 

My favorite quote, in a reply in the New York Times Review of Books. 

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