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Book á Hollywood È ´ Gore vidal ´ Hollywood marks the 5th episode in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire his celebrated series of six historical novels that form his extended biography of the USAIt's 1917 President Woodrow Wilson is about to lead the country into the Great War in Europe In California a new industry is born that wNewspaper publisher senator's mistress so too must America balance its two power centers Hollywood Washington Here's history as only Gore Vidal can recreate it brimming with intrigue scandal peopled by the greats of the silver screen American politics With a new Introduction by the autho Much better than the previous entry in the series it gives one a feel for how large a role the media begins to play in the formation of American ideals circa World War I As a former comic book collector I would have liked to see evidence in Vidal's writing of just how important they became in the American imagination Perhaps the next book in the series would be a appropriate time to introduce that element but I fear that he may pass over the genre as he does with pulp novels in this one It reminds one that however elegant the narrative sweep of his historical fiction may be it is still only a slice of the story

Epub å ó Gore Vidal

Hollywood marks the 5th episode in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire his celebrated series of six historical novels that form his extended biography of the USAIt's 1917 President Woodrow Wilson is about to lead the country into the Great War in Europe In California a new industry is born I am slowly making my way through all the books Gore Vidal wrote I have to admit I started reading him only in the last few years What a marvelous writer this man was Usually anything politically oriented leaves me cold but I am now 5 books into his Narratives of Empire series revolving around the Washington political atmosphere over the span of the revolutionary war to JFK and I find these books utterly enthralling If even half of what he has written in this series actually happened our politicians have indeed always been a mighty slippery bunch and I don't mean just the men I am fascinated with just how well he seems to have understood and portrayed the women behind the movers and shakers as well That is not to say these are easy reads unlike some of what I read after a long day of listening to doctors yammer on I find myself needing to go back rereading sentences and even paragraphs over and over it is almost a machiavellian atmosphere he has created and it needs total brain concentration to follow along still now that I have finished Hollywood I find myself eagerly anticipating the last 2 volumes in this series Washington DC and Empire

Gore Vidal ó Hollywood Book

HollywoodThat will irreversibly transform America Caroline Sanford the alluring heroine of Empire discovers the power of moving pictures to manipulate reality as she vaults to screen stardom under the name of Emma Traxler Just as Caroline must balance her two lives West Coast movie star East Coast The title is misleading This is one of Vidal's American Chronicle novels the best of the series were Burr and Lincoln and most of the action takes place in Washington not Hollywood This particular entry in the series is not the best The main historical figure Woodrow Wilson is too dry and humorless a pedant to be interesting while his presidential successor Harding is a total non entity though for some reason Vidal gives him a much positive character than that which history has assigned him The fictional protagonist Caroline Sanford is too obviously Vidal's alter ego ever to come alive Through her Vidal gives the reader his own idiosyncratic view of American history patrician and laced with mordant wit