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The best man

Gore Vidal

The best man

a play about politics.

by Gore Vidal

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published by New American Library in (New York) .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. ;
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19500128M

The narrator is hospitalized and subjected to shock treatmentoverhearing the doctors' discussion of him as a possible mental patient. Lance drives the men to his football practice, with Julian and Q starting a fight in the backseat, but Harper intervenes before it degenerates further. He has the same challenges as any quasi-geeky kid — he has to learn where to sit at lunch, navigate new kids and bullies, and hopefully grow up enough to start seeing the writing on the wall. The next day, the gang volunteer at a shelter, with Q as a grudging Santa Claus.

Archer is a lucky little boy who finds that in the end, we have room in our hearts for as many heroes as we meet. One of his children, who is " passing " for white, is targeted and harassed. Allusions and references to current history, The best man book, and science[ edit ] The impeachment trial of President Douglass Dilman closely parallels[ citation needed ] that of President Andrew Johnson at the time the only Presidential impeachment proceedings to reach the articles stage, before Richard Nixon in and Bill Clinton in Russell finds out to his chagrin that Hockstader has offered the vice-presidential spot on his ticket to all three of the minor candidates, Senator Oscar Anderson Richard ArlenGovernor John Merwin William R. She is to blame just as much as Harper is for the longtime feud between the two men. Later, he is impeached on false charges for firing the United States Secretary of State.

Literacy is hot. Like CrossFit. After seducing the wife of one member in a fruitless attempt to learn their new activities, he discovers that riots have broken out in Harlem due to widespread unrest. The two talk and Harper finally breaks down and admits the truth of his situation.


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After arriving at the The best man book home, Harper notices Mia's dramatic weight loss, but brushes it off and focuses on the reunion and gathering information about Lance for the biography. Back at the house, everyone spends time with Mia. The narrator can find no trace of Clifton at first, but soon discovers him selling dancing Sambo dolls on the street, having become disillusioned with the Brotherhood.

Years after his debut novel, Harper is struggling with writer's blockfinancial difficulties, and pressure from his publisher to come up with newer The best man book better material for his next book. However, to receive it, he must first take part in a brutal, humiliating battle royal for the entertainment of the town's rich white dignitaries.

Neither man can stand the other; neither believes his rival qualified to be president. Serve as a witness during the marriage license signing.

There, he embarrasses himself, but meets his good friend and protector, Lynette. Disappointed in him, Robyn prepares to leave, but Harper declares how much he needs her, and she reluctantly agrees to help him save the wedding. Another good move on the part of the best man? The narrator travels to New York and distributes his letters, with no success; the son of one recipient shows him the letter, which reveals Bledsoe's intent to never admit the narrator as a student again.

Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits. Make sure groom eats and drinks The groom will be pretty busy during the ceremony, but try to help him out by making sure he has a bite to eat and stays hydrated and not just with shots.

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The pragmatic Hockstader a character based on Harry S. The Murch family, which now includes two daughters, seems to be doing well. Harper The best man book this from a distance and rushes to Lance's aid, comforting him.

Cantwell whom Vidal wrote was based on Richard Nixon [1] portrays himself as a populist "man of the people" and patriotic anti-communist campaigning to end "the missile gap" a Kennedy campaign catch-phrase.

As the party gets increasingly drunk, Murch falls for one of the strippers, Candy Regina Halland Harper calls Jordan, accepting her invitation. At the nominating convention in Los Angeles, they lobby for the crucial support of dying former President Art Hockstader Tracy.

Likewise, in the Spring Paris Review, Ellison said of Hemingway: "I read him to learn his sentence structure and how to organize a story.

Serve as counselor and confidant Planning a wedding can be stressful and the groom will need to rely on his best man to help him make decisions and solve problems.

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Arriving at the church with Candy, Murch breaks up with Shelby. Archer matures and finds his voice to help his uncle realize what a great catch Mr. Back at the house, the ladies are preparing for The best man book spa day when Mia collapses while trying to hang a Christmas ornament.

The Presidency then devolves onto Douglass Dilman, the President Pro Tempore of the Senatea black man earlier elected to that office in deference to his race. When Mr. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.

The candidates try to sway undecided The best man book, Russell appealing to their principles and Cantwell using blackmail. Back at the Sullivan home, Robyn is going through Mia's old baby things when Candace returns with the kids.

He is a ruthless opportunist, willing to The best man book to any lengths to get the nomination. Stand next to bride in the receiving line A receiving line is a formal way to greet guests as they enter during cocktail hour.

Two white men seal him in, leaving him alone to ponder the racism he has experienced in his life.In fact, he’s pretty clueless in general, something his fiery best friend, Lynette, reminds him of perpetually. It’s this cluelessness that makes his journey so easy to empathize with. There’s another layer to this lighthearted coming-of-age book that makes it special in the current sociopolitical climate.

Apr 30,  · Clearly, I expected this book to be about a little best man attending a gay marriage, and maybe the events surrounding the main one, but in the eighty pages I did read – and this book is quite short – there was no reference to that.

Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. He goes to New York early (Robin will come for the wedding) to hang out with Lance and other friends, including Jordan, his former almost-lover, now in media and privy to an advance copy of the book.Sep 26,  · Archer Magill is a funny, sweet narrator who pdf conveys how confusing life can be for kids.

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