Império

Imp rio O Imp rio recria de forma brilhante uma poca cheia de possibilidades e promessas um per odo que viria a ser recordado como a idade de Ouro da Am rica Tudo se desenrola nos palcos da pol tica e do jor

  • Title: Império
  • Author: Gore Vidal
  • ISBN: 849607580x
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover
  • O Imp rio recria de forma brilhante uma poca cheia de possibilidades e promessas, um per odo que viria a ser recordado como a idade de Ouro da Am rica Tudo se desenrola nos palcos da pol tica e do jornalismo numa Am rica de transi o, na viragem do s culo XIX para o s culo XX E, enquanto o pa s luta para definir o seu destino, a bela e ambiciosa Caroline luta para afir O Imp rio recria de forma brilhante uma poca cheia de possibilidades e promessas, um per odo que viria a ser recordado como a idade de Ouro da Am rica Tudo se desenrola nos palcos da pol tica e do jornalismo numa Am rica de transi o, na viragem do s culo XIX para o s culo XX E, enquanto o pa s luta para definir o seu destino, a bela e ambiciosa Caroline luta para afirmar a sua pr pria personalidade Caroline a encarna o desta jovem e complexa na o

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    1. Gore Vidal

      Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage his grandfather was the senator Thomas Gore, and he later became a relation through marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy.Vidal ran for political office twice and was a longtime political critic He was a lifelong isolationist Democrat As well known for his essays as his novels, Vidal wrote for The Nation, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Review of Books and Esquire.Through his essays and media appearances, Vidal was a long time critic of American foreign policy In addition to this, he characterised the United States as a decaying empire from the 1980s onwards Additionally he was known for his well publicized spats with such figures as Norman Mailer, William F Buckley, Jr and Truman Capote.Vidal s novels fell into two distinct camps social and historical His best known social novel was Myra Breckinridge his best known historical novels included Julian, Burr and Lincoln His third novel, The City and the Pillar 1948 , outraged conservative critics as one of the first major American novels to feature unambiguous homosexuality At the time of his death he was the last of a generation of American writers who had served during World War II, including J D Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer and Joseph Heller Perhaps best remembered for his caustic wit, he referred to himself as a gentleman bitch and has been described as the 20th century s answer to Oscar WildeAlso used the pseudonym Edgar Box Gore Vidal um dos nomes centrais na hist ria da literatura americana p s Segunda Guerra Mundial Nascido em 1925, em Nova Iorque, estudou na Academia de Phillips Exeter Estado de New Hampshire O seu primeiro romance, Williwaw 1946 , era uma hist ria da guerra claramente influenciada pelo estilo de Hemingway Embora grande parte da sua obra tenha a ver com o s culo XX americano, Vidal debru ou se v rias vezes sobre pocas recuadas, como, por exemplo, em A Search for the King 1950 , Juliano 1964 e Creation 1981 Entre os seus temas de elei o est o mundo do cinema e, mais concretamente, os bastidores de Hollywood, que ele desmonta de forma sat rica e implac vel em t tulos como Myra Breckinridge 1968 , Myron 1975 e Duluth 1983 Senhor de um estilo exuberante, multifacetado e sempre surpreendente, publicou, em 1995, a autobiografia Palimpsest A Memoir As obras O Instituto Smithsonian e A Idade do Ouro encontram se traduzidas em portugu s Neto do senador Thomas Gore, enteado do padrasto de Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, primo distante de Al Gore, Gore Vidal sempre se revelou um espelho cr tico das grandezas e mis rias dos EUA.Faleceu a 31 de julho de 2012, aos 86 anos, na sua casa em Hollywood, v tima de pneumonia.

    797 thoughts on “Império”

    1. We should stop going around babbling about how we’re the greatest democracy on earth, when we’re not even a democracy. We are a sort of militarised republic. The founding fathers hated two things, one was monarchy and the other was democracy, they gave us a constitution that saw to it we will have neither. I don’t know how wise they were.Gore Vidal


    2. This is the second book from Gore Vidal's "Narratives of Empire" that I've read, and like the other one, Burr, I enjoyed it very much. All of the books in this series feature real figures from history set against a background of real historical events, meticulously researched by Vidal -- a respected American historian.Empire is set around the turn of the 20th Century, and chronicles various events -- the assassination of President McKinley, the capture by the U.S. of the Philippines, the ascende [...]


    3. Gore Vidal is one of my favorite writers of all time. He's the smart guy who speaks circles around you with his vocabulary but doesn't lord it over you. First and foremost, he has always made me laugh. His satire has velvet teeth and I've admired his ability to say it as he wishes. Mixing well researched history with his own creative license has always kept me coming back for more.


    4. I read 50 pages and put it away. Every sentence is built on sarcasm. The story is confusing, with way too many characters too quickly. Not for me.I read other reviews on GR and see now that I disagree with almost everybody in this one. Maybe I was too hasty, but there are too many books to spend time on one you don't enjoy.


    5. Another brilliant entry in Narratives of Empire. John Hay, TR, William Rnadolph Hearst, Henry James, and my hero, Henry Adams. It can't get much better than this. And, of course, Caroline and Blaise. Like the other entries in the series, Empire had me running to the internet to look for people I should know and forgot about, like Payne Whitney and Mrs. Jack. (I'm a sucker for NY high society!) I was pleased to see William McKinley treated with some dignity as the greatest president since Lincoln [...]


    6. Very good book however I have the distinct feeling that Lincoln is the high water mark of this series. Vidal is less of a historian in Empire and more of a critic of American history. His personal beliefs seem to be more overt as the series progresses. Not that I necessarily disagree with Vidal regarding the nature of American politics, in fact quite the opposite, its just that the author's ideas are so strongly represented that I feel as if I am being crowded and boxed in to a similar viewpoint [...]


    7. If the following excerpt has any meaning for you, you should read Gore Vidal:[Henry Adams speaking] "(Henry Cabot Lodge) is one of nature's Iagos, always in the shadows, preferring evil to nothing""And nothing to good." (John) Hay made his addition to the indictment. "So if Cabot's Iago, McKinley must be his Othello.""No, no." Adams was firm. "After all, Othello trusted Iago. I think it most unlikely that our Ohioan Augustus trusts - or even notices - Cabot. No, I see Theodore (Roosevelt) in the [...]


    8. It's difficult to rate this novel as it was terribly uneven. The first chapter was simply awful. The overarching story of America during a turbulent period of growth, on the other hand, was fascinating. I enjoyed the more personal subplot of Caroline and Blaise, rival half-siblings from France. There was a huge cast of characters, many of whom were real people; characters walked in and out of the plot, some recurring, others not. Conversations could last for pages while significant events such a [...]


    9. This is the only book I've read by Gore Vidal; some of his other books have pretty good reviews.I thoroughly enjoyed Gore's portrayal of the United States at the turn of the century, circa 1900. As you read this book you quickly begin to see how Gore views this country; as an Empire that refuses to call itself an Empire. We got there in a unique way, but in the end that is what we were becoming in the early 1900s, and indeed what we became.I only gave 3 stars, to be honest, because I am comparin [...]


    10. Towards the end of the book, Gore Vidal's fictionalized Henry Adams says, "The republic is dead; long live the empire" which is a succinct way of summing up the last 100 years of American policy; Vidal fictionally traces the rise of the American Empire and the imperial presidency, especially how the media can create not only a war, but a president as well. History has been far kinder to Theodore Roosevelt (and Taft, too, actually) than Gore Vidal was to them in Empire. The line is also reminds m [...]


    11. I've read this before, but really really loved all the series, which started with Burr and end with one called the gilded age I think. anyway, the four big books in the series are well worth the read, especially Lincoln and this one. he gives such a sense of history, and is probably the best writer ever about politics! he uses minor historical characters such as John Hay, to give the bigger picture of what was going on. read this book and you will understand how our democracy does or doesn't wor [...]


    12. Um livro essencial para percebermos onde começa a noção de império, no país mais bem sucedido do mundo. Um livro parcial e militante, narrativo e talvez até revisionista. Revisionista se considerarmos que o que Gore Vidal se propõe, na sua obra é de facto reescrever a história americana. Neste livro, o que Vidal mostra, é que imperialismo ainda não era palavra feia, rejeitada pelos que eram alvos da crítica. Era ideologia que se debatia no congresso americano. E havia os pro-imperial [...]


    13. This was an interesting parallel with some of the current discussions on Empire and Americas role in the world. Those damn Philippines could never govern themselves! We cant pull out! If we pull out of the Philippines now there will be horrors tradition of democracyDefinitely a long read, but important shows much of the early debate over empire which took place in this country founded with anti-imperialistic ideals at its core.ting for today cuz the discussion is still happening and has not went [...]


    14. Gore Vidal wrote this massive series of U.S. historical fiction that starts (I think) with Aaron Burr and follows a line of his family down through the political ages. This is the only one I've read. I was inspired to do so after reading the chapter on McKinley's administration in Howard Zinn's 'Peoples History of the U.S.' (chapter 12 - The Empire and the People). This is the era when the country really started getting involved in international affairs, which at the time, Vidal reminds us, was [...]


    15. Not quite as gripping as Lincoln, but then what could be? This account of the birth of the American Empire makes for fascinating reading, particularly for those interested in the characters of Teddy Roosevelt, William Randolph Hearst, and Henry Adams. However, the heroine, Caroline Sanford, struck me as anachronistic. It's hard to imagine that a woman in the 1890s would've been, as she is portrayed, a successful newspaper publisher. But it's a good read, nevertheless.


    16. This is a very interesting book if you've always wanted to laugh at Teddy Roosevelt or you're interested in the media. Having read Lincoln, it's nice to see John Hay again, back as a lead, and the new heroine is also engaging. The story wanders around more than in Lincoln, balancing among old money, politics and journalism, which is educational but harder to follow.



    17. Fantastic novel. May be my favorite of all Vidal's historical fiction. Vidal is wickedly funny while describing historical events with his keen insight.


    18. This was my first Gore Vidal book, but it certainly won't be my last. For us history buffs he is undoubtedly a go-to author.



    19. I need a 4.5 star category for 'I loved it!' Because not necessarily all the books I love would I say were 'amazing.' But I definitely more than liked them


    20. You wouldn't think the McKinley era would excite, huh? This was as engrossing as a triple entendre simili. Even my dog liked it. 5 stars


    21. DNF. I've tried over the years to read Vidal's work, thinking each time maybe THIS would be the time I'd be able to get into him. But each time the overwhelmingly boring writing style deterred me. I decided to give ol' Vidal another shot because out of all his books, this one is the one that sounded most intriguing.And I was wrong. Too many characters drowned the storyline from the start. I had a hard time keeping track of them all and why they were essential to the plot at that point. Vidal lik [...]


    22. It’s rare for a male writer to fully develop the moral complexity of his female characters, rarer still in a writer of Vidal’s pre-feminist generation. The development of Caroline Sanford is masterful.So many male writers are satisfied to turn their female characters into objects. I’ve been working on a couple blues pieces (with my acoustic) and have become aware of how universal the problem is in that medium—poor, African American, male songwriters in the Delta objectifying the women in [...]


    23. The fourth book (chronologically) in Gore Vidal's "Narratives of Empire", covering the presidencies of William McKinley and Teddy Roosevelt. I'm making the assumption that Empire had a dual meaning; the emergence of the U.S. as a global power (Spanish American War), as well as W.R. Hearst's emergence as the progenitor of the power of the media to create news rather than report it (i.e. "Fake News"). Prescient stuff from Vidal. i continue to be amazed by the relevance of this series to our curren [...]


    24. Spanish-American War is over and Cuba is free from Spain and US must decide what status to give Philippines. Yes. the U.S. is now building an Empire. Fictional Caroline Sanford notes the power of newspapers as a result of the war. Her parent dies and leaves fortune to Caroline and half-brother Blaise. The will specifies she must wait until certain age before getting her half. Will is disputed: Is it age 21 or 27 when she gets half? She gets cousin, John, as lawyer and insists it is 21. So it is [...]


    25. I am not sure I understood this book when I first read it. I was positive I knew that the study of history had a point, and that human progress was possible. Gore Vidal has seen power up close and knows that money wins, people are powerless against Oil interests and the new Railroad monopolies; that a small agricultural republic has become a monstrous empire, and all whilst imagining they were led by god and destiny and other rubbish metaphysics. I loved Caroline Sanford (and hated Blaise, her h [...]


    26. In the beginning the book is a bit slow moving for my liking but its an interesting read all the same. I particularly liked how in the end the story ties up with his earlier book 1976. If you are into historical fiction this book will not disappoint you although many of the characters during that period in American history are unknown.



    27. I agree with Vidal's interpretation of history 100 percent. He presents these bunglers as doofuses and charlatans. The Sanford characters and their story is pretty good too.


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