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Old Jul 31, 2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Gore Vidal Dies at Age 86

The author dies complications from pneumonia.

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Old Aug 1, 2012, 02:05 AM   #2
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The author dies complications from pneumonia.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/01...#ixzz22GYyQnQU
Dammit.

great author, and one of the last people alive who knew Amelia Earhart. There were a lot of things I agreed with him on, and vehemently disagreed with him on, but the guy had style. He'll be missed.

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Gore Vidal will be sorely missed for his insight and his wit. An author that I'd rate along side of James Baldwin.

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Old Aug 1, 2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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An interesting, challenging, sometimes infuriating, but always stimulating man.

Listening to him during an interview when I was quite young stimulated me to set about enlarging my vocabulary and making a concerted effort to speak in a clear, articulate, and interesting fashion. I am very far from coming close to equalling his skills, but I have learned a bit of my own language. To him I owe thanks for the influence he (unknowingly) had on my life.

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