Myra Breckinridge, Signed by Gore Vidal
[Signed] Vidal, Gore. Myra Breckinridge. First English Edition. 1968. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in very good minus condition—jacket shows heavy rubbing and mild fraying, both of which are disguised by black marker. It is signed “Gore Vidal” on the title page.
"The novel being dead, there is no point in writing made-up stories. Look at the French who will not and the Americans who cannot."
Over twenty years before Hollywood exhorted critics not to reveal the secret of The Crying Game, Gore Vidal and his publishers had great success with the same tactic on this iconic novel from the late 1960s. There was no press tour. There was not even an advance review for critics. The public smelled blood, and the lack of official publicity ensured there was great attention to this “underground” novel. In terms of its significance to popular culture, it stands alongside Valley of the Dolls and Auntie Mame.