Gore Vidal
#9983 Overall Influence

Gore Vidal

American writer


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Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American writer and public intellectual known for his epigrammatic wit, patrician manner, and polished style of writing. Vidal was openly bisexual and his novels often dealt with LGBT characters, which was unusual at the time. Beyond literature, Vidal was heavily involved in politics. He twice sought office—unsuccessfully—as a Democratic Party candidate, first in 1960 to the United States House of Representatives , and later in 1982 to the U.S. Senate .

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#2784 World Rank #561 USA Rank
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