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the Examined Life

Vidal, lost and found

Gore Vidal, right, and Tennessee Williams in Rome, 1948.
Gore Vidal, right, and Tennessee Williams in Rome, 1948. (Gore Vidal Papers at Houghton Library / Harvard) Gore Vidal Papers at Houghton Library / Harvard
By Joshua Glenn
November 20, 2005

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WHEN THE EDITORS of the literary journal Harvard Review perused the archive of Gore Vidal's papers at Harvard's Houghton Library a few months ago, they were hoping to find some unpublished artifact to accompany a forthcoming essay about the 80-year-old writer and provocateur - "a piece of correspondence seemed the most likely prospect," says Christina Thompson, the biannual's editor. What ... (Full article: 380 words)

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