• Palimpsest.


Item Number: 1176

New York: Random House, 1995.

First edition. Octavo. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters—including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. “Vidal's account of his first 39 years includes his reminiscences of a host of prominent political and cultural figures” (Publishers Weekly).