Topic: Michael Roth
Gore Vidal was known as much for his fierce public spats as he was for collected works that included 25 novels, 200 essays, six plays, several screenplays, and a National Book Award for essays on the United States.
Gore Vidal, who died Tuesday, was a prolific American author, provocateur, and Renaissance man. The Monitor's Daniel B. Wood interviewed Vidal in 2006 at his art-studded home in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills. Here's the story that emerged from that Vidalian encounter.