PENGUIN GROUP USA "Palimpsest: A Memoir" Book is about a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing and is written by Gore Vidal.
PENGUIN GROUP USA "Palimpsest: A Memoir" Book describes how remembrances are shaped and reshaped with time. Book discusses about the Kennedys, Tennessee Williams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jack Kerouac, Amelia Earhart as well as Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Age group and grade: Ages 18+ years and grades adult
Title: "Palimpsest: A Memoir"
Author: Gore Vidal
Subject: Literary/biography - literary
Number of pages: 448
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/1996
Size: 8.48"H x 5.6"W x 1.03"D
Explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus and trenchant observations
Features a cast of memorable characters including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin and Eleanor Roosevelt
Vidal recreates the birth of motion pictures, brimming with intrigue and scandal, and peopled by the greats of the silver screen and american politics
Providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today
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