RIP: Gore Vidal, 1925-2012

Gore Vidal, the elegant, acerbic all-around man of letters who presided with a certain relish over what he declared to be the end of American civilization, died on Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, where he moved in 2003, after years of living in Ravello, Italy. He was 86.”

The Awl’s Choire Sicha astutely notes that Gore Vidal would “barely have stomachedĀ his obituary in that paper today, as credit-giving and realistic and praising as it is.”

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