Interview – The Lion In Winter: An Evening With Gore Vidal

The Lion in Winter: An Evening with Gore Vidal

by Jay Parini for Guardian Unlimited Books/Blog

“Last week in New York I interviewed Gore Vidal on stage at the famous 92nd Street Y, where the main auditorium (which holds nearly 1000 people) has been the site of countless readings and lectures over many decades. One of their specialties is the interview, and over the years I’ve spoken to various authors there, from Umberto Eco to Mario Vargas Llosa. I’ve interviewed Vidal (I’m his literary executor, and we’ve been friends for many years) on several occasions in similar settings. It’s always fun. He’s the ideal interviewee: you just dangle a few well-stuffed pinatas in front of him, and hand him a bat. He explodes the thing with delicious grace.”

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Published in: on November 16, 2006 at 10:38 am  Leave a Comment  

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