Well… not instaUD is right now off to Rock Creek Cemetery with her friend and neighbor Bette, where they will of course visit the famous Adams Memorial. Steps from this statue lies Vidal, and although he was a kook in his latter years… and although quite a bit of his writing was hackwork, many of his essays were beautiful and brilliant. UD will write about her little homage journey as soon as she gets back.

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2 Responses to “Insta-Gore Vidal Grave Pilgrimage Blogging!”

  1. Alan Allport Says:

    GV’s career arc is a reminder to writers that if you want to remain revered after death, it’s probably not a good idea to linger too long. I wonder sometimes whether Orwell would have become a Thatcherite bore if he hadn’t been felled by TB at 46.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Alan: Absolutely. GV was a mess at the end.

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