Gore Vidal (–) was born Eugene Luther Vidal, later adopting the surname of his grandfather, Senator Thomas Gore, as his first name. Well known as a. MESSIAH: A Novel. [Gore. Vidal] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Messiah [Gore Vidal, Elizabeth A. Lynn] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Does it not negate the life affirming Christianity born of the Enlightenment and in its returning transcend to a new form of death affirming Christianity? Later followers come to glorify death, and even enforce it on other members.

Jul 13, Robert Strupp messsiah it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 12, Darren rated it it was amazing. Paul, the sly and shifty publicist, masterminds a complete public relations strategy, including a militant legal team, meessiah before long the ‘Cavites’ control most of the American Congress and eventually much of Europe and Latin America. This story is to be considered a pre-dystopia: As Iris notes, “There’s something in oneself which stirs and comes alive at his touch, through messiah agency.

While it may be a poke at Christianity, it could easily apply to how every and any ideological movement evolves. Yet the real significance of these portents was not so much their mysterious reality as the profound effect they had upon a people who, despite their emphatic materialism, were as msesiah shattered by the unexpected as their ancestors … Considering the unmistakable nature of these signs, it is curious how few suspected the truth: Lists with This Book.


This is a curious and sometimes enlightening look into the origins of a new religion that sweeps the world in the age of television, a retelling of the story of early Christianity with a dopier dogma and the aid of technology.

The Messiah

The narrator, having quarrelled with the other religious leaders, finds refuge in Egypt — Islamic countries having forbidden Cavism any access to their territory. It was not what I expected from Gore Vidal. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I never found it. About Gore Vidal Gore Vidal was at the centre of literary and intellectual life for half a century and wrote ‘The Narratives of a Golden Age’ series as well as countless bestsellers.

Messiah: A Neglected Book by Gore Vidal

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A bleak but ultimately hopeful cautionary tale, suitably well-written and engaging, if perhaps not quite as expansive in its scope as the title suggests. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

In this novel from the early s, Gore Vidal sets forth a picture of what a modern vdial might look like.

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Both briliant and disturbing, the first-pers Eugene Luther looks back on fifty years of Cavesword and Cavesway, a religion founded as a bizarre death-over-life philosophy by John Cave and deftly sold to a worldwide audience by a savvy and corrupt publicist.

The tale of Cave, the modern messiah, his dark mesmerism, the foundation of a world-changing religion, would all tend to make a grand motion picture. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Its ending is quite exciting, but I am not sure that it is worth wading through what precedes it.


To view it, click here. Through his essays and media appearances, Vidal was a long time critic of American foreign policy. I found this book to be a great sta Quite a relevant book.

The book starts off strong, with Vidal’s customarily insightful observations and asides on human behaviour but gets a little weak in the middle. April 26, [1].

It saddens me that it is not one of his better known titles. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The pool attendants made a great fuss over him.

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Jun 08, Adrianna rated it it was amazing. He has said himself that he felt he didn’t really find his voice as a writer until ‘The Judgement of Paris’, the novel which followed this one. In addition, Vidal takes on world religions, thus world politics. And, dulcis in fundo: There’s an oddly appealing drawing-room comedy air to much of the gpre, as the protagonist is a well-born, well-educated, well-off man who makes good company at luncheon parties.

Description Gore Vidal’s satirical fantasy, with a new introduction by the author. The New York Groe Apr 03, Zweegas rated it really liked it. He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms.