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Myron (1974) [Novel]
by Gore Vidal Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Myra/Myron
Part: 2

Summary : user synopsis
The former Myra Breckinridge, now back to be being a male Myron, finds his old alter ego resurfacing, and also finds himself being sucked into a version of "Hollywood" in the past, where more sexually aberrant hijinks ensue.

Original title: Myron
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyTime Travel
FictionHistoricalNorth AmericaOther
FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire


  • In order to conform to a supreme court ruling on obscenity, all expletives are replaced in a manner resulting in dialogue such as "This tastes like rehnquist, you powellhole!"
  • Dedication: "For George Armstrong"

Edition #1: Myron

Myron (1974)
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Language: English

  • "With is latest work, Myron, a sequel to Myra Breckinridge, he surely has produced another best seller and, more importantly, strengthened his position as a literary lion. Vidal has created a masterful entertainment, flavored with nostalgic, often salty film criticism, amusing puns and an unfailing ear for dialogue." Chicago Daily News
  • "A laugh's a laugh and myron offers more of them..." New York Magazine
  • "MYRON, a wryly amusing new novel which celebrates the return of Myra Breckinridge." Book-of-the-Month Club News
  • "Cleverness crowds the landscape of MYRON and it's as campy as Vincent Price and as surreal as that bunny-rabbit." Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
  • "Those who enjoyed Myra Breckinridge will enjoy her reincarnation and transformation as Myron." Columbus Citizen-Journal
  • "MYRON, the sequel to MYRA BRECKINRIDGE, is as perverse and strong in satiric implications as its predecessor. It's elaborate plot, though perfectly clear, is indescribable. Vidal's satire is beautifully conceived to cover not only movies and sex but a wealth of American institutions. MYRON is the unexpectedly perfect completion of MYRA BRECKINRIDGE. MYRON, howlingly funny, will be wildly read and unlike most bestsellers, enduring." Library Journal
  • "Literature's most famous transsexual is back as the star of Gore Vidal's latest camp fantasy. Give credit where credit is due... Myron is both funky and funny." Chicago Sun-Times
  • "Truly this is a tale for all tastes, satiric and philosophical, gay and mystical, gossipy and pornographical." Philadelphia Inquirer
  • "Gore Vidal's new one is ever-so-clever and campy." Saturday Review/World
  • "It's vintage nostalgia..." Variety
  • "Another kinky shaft into the motherlode of hard-Gore pornography." Boston Globe
  • "MYRON is predictably an outrage. But that's not all that's good about it. The novel is foul, silly, unpatriotic, offensive, clever and according to the standards of some communities, obscene." The New Haven Register
  • "Of course, Vidal is a master farceur—vulgar, autocratic, quaint... suave and exuberant, the master of a cool if mellifluous prose touched with a demotic tang." The New York Review of Books
  • "For MYRON, he (Vidal) tricks out his peeves and hostilities with the malicious energy that has made him the best—if not the most original—of our hard-core satirists. Myra/Myron is the perfect mate for Vidal's cold-blooded gifts." Time Magazine
  • "Vidal will delight fans anxious for a return to Myra Breckenridge's super kinky camptown... he wields a satiric needle sharp enough to keep his readers in stitches." Newsweek
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