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ISBN-10: 0307275019
ISBN-13: 9780307275011
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 10/09/2007
Dimensions: 7.96" L, 5.28" W, 0.59" H

Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir 1964 to 2006

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In a witty and elegant autobiography that takes up where his bestelling Palimpsest left off, the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal reflects on his remarkable life.Writing from his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theatre, politics, and international society where he has cut a wide swath, recounting achievements and defeats, friends and enemies made (and sometimes lost). From encounters with, amongst others, Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Johnny Carson, Francis Ford Coppola to the mournful passing of his longtime partner, Howard Auster, Vidal always steers his narrative with grace and flair. Entertaining, provocative, and often moving, Point to Point Navigation wonderfully captures the life of one of twentieth-century America’s most important writers.

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"Unmissable. . . . Wry. . . . [Vidal's] wit remains by far this book's most alluring attribute." –Janet Maslin, The New York Times"Engaging. . . . Point to Point Navigation is a stirring political protest, a meditation on the fleeting nature of memory, and, quite movingly, an elegiac rumination on loss." –Vogue"Touchingly elegiac. . . . Even mortality and aging seem somehow less formidable in the company of such a witty, penetrating-and unfailingly nervy intelligence." –Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine
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ISBN-10: 0307275019
ISBN-13: 9780307275011
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 10/09/2007
Dimensions: 7.96" L, 5.28" W, 0.59" H
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