JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ON THE DEATH OF GORE VIDAL – RESPONSE TO A SECOND-RATE COLUMNIST WHO SAYS THAT VIDAL LIVED TOO LONG   Leave a comment

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY JOHN IBBITSON IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Surely, this is the dumbest column in a long line of dumb columns.

Ibbitson’s blind right-wing hate must have reached an intense pitch to produce it.

Even in old age, Vidal was one of the best raconteurs on the planet.

He was brave in what he said, and said it so wittily.

Just listen to Michael Enright’s CBC Radio interview with Vidal on Sunday Edition (repeated Aug 5).

Vidal’s reputation will live in the brilliant-critic tradition of Orwell, Jonathon Swift, Dr. Johnson, or Voltaire.

His literary talent wasn’t as large as some of those great people, but his speaking to truth and razor wit were the equal of any of them.

Unlike Mr. Ibbitson, who will be forgotten with his last droning column.

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