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  •  I loved Myra Breckinridge (8+ / 0-)

    I thought it was brilliant.  Very Vidal and definitely for those with an open mind.  I wouldn't say your reading habits were ambiguous so much as reflective of a nonjudgmental temperament and an unashamed curiosity.  I loved the book...

    The passage in which Myra sodomizes the young male acting student under the guise of performing a physical always reminds me of vidal's description of his own nocturnal grapplings with jack Kerouac one evening in NYC in vidal's memoirs palimpsest.

    I would be remiss in failing to point out the book is also a scathing review of Hollywood in its golden age and offers a wonderful glimpse into acting schools and their relation to the big movie houses at the time...  Vidal wrote for Hollywood a certain number of scripts (including work on Ben hur)

    A standing army is like a standing member. It's an excellent assurance of domestic tranquility, but a dangerous temptation to foreign adventure. Elbridge Gerry - Constitutional Convention (1787)

    by No Exit on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 04:25:35 PM PDT

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