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  Writer Gore Vidal, 86, has died
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Last EditedMr. Matt  Jul 31, 2012 11:50pm
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AuthorElaine Woo
MediaNewspaper - Los Angeles Times
News DateWednesday, August 1, 2012 05:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionGore Vidal, the iconoclastic writer, savvy analyst and imperious gadfly on the national conscience, has died. He was 86.

Vidal died Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills of complications of pneumonia, said nephew Burr Steers.

Vidal was a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels, including historical works such as “Lincoln” and “Burr” and satires such as “Myra Breckinridge” and “Duluth.” He was also a prolific essayist whose pieces on politics, sexuality, religion and literature -- once described as “elegantly sustained demolition derbies” -- both delighted and inflamed and in 1993 earned him a National Book Award for his massive “United States Essays, 1952-1992.”
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