The Art of Fiction L: Gore Vidal

Clarke, Gerald
September 1974
Paris Review;Fall74, Issue 59, p130
Presents an interview with author Gore Vidal. When asked when he started writing he said that he supposes at the age of five or six, whenever he learned how to read. He wrote his first novel at about seven, which was closely based on a mystery movie he had seen. He referred to his first successful novel "The City and the Pillar?" as a strange book because it was the first of its kind.


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