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Myra Breckinridge

Myron

by Gore Vidal

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Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Transsexuals -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published: U.S.A : Random House, 1986.

    Other titlesMyra Breckinridge ; Myron, Myron.
    StatementGore Vidal.
    GenreFiction.
    SeriesPenguin twentieth-century classics
    ContributionsVidal, Gore, 1925-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3543.I26 M9 1997
    The Physical Object
    Pagination417 p. ;
    Number of Pages417
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23039511M
    ISBN 100141180285

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      Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal; 19 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Satire, Transsexuals; Places: Hollywood, U.S.A.; Times: s. Myra Breckinridge & Myron: An Introduction By Harry Kloman [NOTE: This essay was written in for inclusion in a Czech translation of Myra Breckinridge and book's translator has so far yet to find a publisher. The illustrations below show .


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In the most memorable scene from the book and film, Myra commits the climactic dildo rape of Rusty Godowsky. Myra summons Rusty to the acting school's infirmary at 10 o'clock at night for some "special attention" related to his posture problem. Given their encounter in Myra's office, Rusty is reluctant to go; but with a few harsh words from.

Directed by Michael Sarne. With Mae West, John Huston, Raquel Welch, Rex Reed. After undergoing gender reassignment surgery, an aspiring actress travels to Hollywood, where she also wants to make a claim on her wealthy uncle's estate/10(K). If Myra Breckinridge is a satire on social norms with Myra as a modern Alice visiting a Hollywood wonderland, the second book Myron is a Through the Looking Glass time travel sci-fi satire where Myron, now happily married and living in the suburbs, falls through the screen of his television one night while watching the MGM movie Siren of Cited by: 1.

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With a new introduction by Camille Paglia "I am Myra Breckinridge, whom no man will ever possess."Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. It is a risky (and risque) business becoming 'Woman Triumphant' - exercising total power over men like Rusty Godowski. Rusty just wants to be a Hollywood star like everyone else at Buck Loner's academy, but now that Buck's niece, Myra Breckinridge, has arrived, the curriculum is taking a wildly strange turn.

Myra Breckinridge was a surprise sensation: 85, copies were sold even before its release in February Later that year, two million copies of the paperback were sold in a month. Vidal had intuitively caught the subterranean disturbances and conflicts then intensifying in the burgeoning sexual revolution, inaugurated by the release of the first birth.

Myra Breckinridge is a American comedy film based on Gore Vidal's novel of the same film was directed by Michael Sarne, and featured Raquel Welch in the title role. It also starred John Huston as Buck Loner, Mae West as Leticia Van Allen, Farrah Fawcett, Rex Reed, Roger Herren, and Roger C.

Carmel. Tom Selleck made his film debut in a small role as Based on: Myra Breckinridge, by Gore Vidal. MYRA BRECKINRIDGE. 50 years ago, “Myra Breckinridge,” Gore Vidal’s novel about an ambitious, secretly transgender woman who moves to Hollywood, became a huge bestseller.

In it, Myra observes Author: Carolyn Kellogg. Myron becomes Myra Breckinridge (Raquel Welch), and moves to West Hollywood in a flashy car to attend her uncle Buck Loner (John Huston)'s academy. One of the teachers is hugging to a tree in a dramatic way, and telling his students that they should appreciate and become anything, including a tree.

This uneven film is taken from the novel by Gore Vidal. This book is an amusing story about sexual transformation, but despite an all-star cast, the film is a dismal failure.

Myra 29%. Reading “Myra Breckinridge” in is a reminder that in many ways America’s conversations about sex, power and celebrity — and the resistance to those conversations — have stubbornly Author: Mark Athitakis.

The outrageous and immortal, gender-bending and polymorphously perverse, over-the-top, and utterly on-target comic masterpiece from the bestselling author of Burr, Lincoln, and the National Book Award-winning United States.

With a new introduction by Camille Paglia "I am Myra Breckinridge, whom no man will ever possess.". Review: Myra Breckinridge, by Gore Vidal I must admit, I am a real sucker for a “voice” novel. From Huck Finn to Money, from The Colour Purple to Everything Is Illuminated, from Come, Thou Tortoise to A Clockwork Orange, I am deeply susceptible to books that strive toward their own zany idiolects.Vidal, Gore Myra Breckinridge New York: Little, Brown & Co., Vidal, Gore Myron New York: Random House, This is actually a review of two books – Myra Breckinridge, which was published inand its very closely-tied sequel Myron, published in Neither book is in the public domain, so I will not be posting a digital copy of them.Editorial Reviews.

Originally derided as one of the low points in Hollywood history, Myra Breckinridge has since developed a dedicated cult following, with the result that its reputation has risen somewhat.

Not that anyone would ever consider it a good movie; it's just that the unintentionally campiness of it has a certain morbid fascination that makes the film watchable.3/5(1).