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Creation Once again the incomparable Gore Vidal interprets and animates history this time in a panoramic tour of the 5th century B.C and embellishes it with his own ironic humor, brilliant insights, and piercing observations We meet a vast array of historical figures in a staggering novel of love, war, philosophy, and adventure There isn t a page of CREATION that doesn t inform and very few pages that do not delight John Leonard, The New York Times From the Paperback edition. New Download eBook Creation by Gore Vidal – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. The late Gore Vidal had a penchant for upending history, with his retellings of Burr, Lincoln, the Emperor Julian, and Roosevelt Here, he has an irresistible setting the memoirs and recollections of a Persian diplomat who is fed up with listening to Herodotus boast about an imagined victory barbarians , and retells his life to his son He has met, and hobnobbed with, Zoroaster, Anaximander, Pericles, Socrates, the Buddha, Confucius, Xerxes, Darius, and Lao Tsi All of these figures with th The late Gore Vidal had a penchant for upending history, with his retellings of Burr, Lincoln, the Emperor Julian, and Roosevelt Here, he has ...

  2. Persian history at the peak of the Achaemenid Empire 5th century BCE is pretty neatly summed up in a few lines from our high school world history courses, largely in connection with Greek history We hear a few snippets about the Persian rulers, Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes a big paragraph about the runner who sprinted from Marathon to warn the Greeks of the Persian attack which was comeuppance for supporting a revolt in Persia and burning the city of Sardis and ever after served as the namesa Persian history at the peak of the Achaemenid Empire 5th century BCE is pretty neatly summed up in a few lines from our high school world history courses, largely in connection with Greek history We hear a few snippets about the Persian rulers, Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes a big paragraph about the runner who sprinted from Marathon to warn the Greeks of the Persian attack which was comeuppance for supporting a revolt in Persia and burning the city of Sardis and ever after served as the namesake for future long distance running contests the battle at Thermopylae in which a handful of Spa...

  3. An historical novel of truly epic proportions20 October 2012 I didn t realise that Gore Vidal was what is called a revisionist when it came to his historical novels, but it only makes me want to pick upof his books because revisionists tend to give us an alternate view of history that differs from the history that is written by the winners This book is one of those examples not so much a retelling of Herodotus but rather a version of Herodotus written from the view of a Persian For thos An historical novel of truly epic proportions20 October 2012 I didn t realise that Gore Vidal was what is called a revisionist when it came to his historical novels, but it only makes me want to pick upof his books because revisionists tend to give us an alternate view of history that differs from the history that is written by the winners This book is one of those examples not so much a retelling ...

  4. Creation is my most favourite novel on the subject of an ancient history, and not because it had opened my eyes to some antediluvian clandestine truths but because of its freewheeling stylishness I am blind But I am not deaf Because of the incompleteness of my misfortune, I was obliged yesterday to listen for nearly six hours to a self styled historian whose account of what the Athenians like to call the Persian Wars was nonsense of a sort that were I less old andprivileged, I would h Creation is my most favourite novel on the subject of an ancient history, and not because it had opened my eyes to some antediluvian clandestine truths but because of its freewheeling stylishness I am blind But I am not deaf Because of the incompleteness of my misfortune, I was obliged yesterday to listen for nearly six hours to a self styled historian whose account of what the Athenians like to call the Pe...

  5. This is a magnificent novel by Gore Vidal I had read a translation of it many years ago However a few weeks ago Vidal was in Toronto and that was how I began looking at the novel again For those Iranians who were angry at the movie 300, this book works as a relief The narrator is an imaginary Cyrus Spitama, who Vidal describes as the grandson of Zoroaster Zarathushtra I have to add that Zoroaster lived somewhere between 4000 to 7000 years ago Recent studies are in favour of 7000, includi This is a magnificent novel by Gore Vidal I had read a translation of it many years ago However a few weeks ago Vidal was in Toronto and that was how I began looking at the novel again For those Iranians who were angry at the movie 300, this book works as a relief The narrator is an imaginary Cyrus Spitama, who Vidal describes as the grandson of Zoroaster Zarathushtra I have to add that Zoroaster lived somewhere between 4000 to 7000 years ago Recent studies are in favour of 7000, including Mary Setegast ...

  6. This is not one of my favorite books of all time, but I am giving it five stars anyway because it truly is amazing Vidal s grasp of history never fails to impress meCreation is a long rambling journey across the fourth century B.C as viewed by Cyrus Spitama, a Persian diplomat and the grandson of Zoroaster Vidal breaks several of the cardinal rules of fiction, and the book can seem a little exhausting at times the lengthy conversations about ancient Greek politics would have beeninte This is not one of my favorite books of all time, but I am giving it five stars anyway because it truly is amazing Vidal s grasp of hi...

  7. This and Julian may be my favorite novels by Vidal, not that I ve read them all yet.Creation postulates, within the realm of plausibility, a character who, in the course of his lifetime, travels from Persia to India to China to Greece and meets such luminaries as Zoroaster, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Conf...

  8. Hey Petra thanks for the like As full of himself mr Vidal was, this book is such a masterwork I d like to read it again sometime.

  9. One of my favourite books on Iran and history I first read this in 1982 when I was travelling in India I had heard of the book before I began an around the world trip in 1981 82 and picked up a dog eared copy in New Delhi It had a profound effect on me because most of ancient history came from the Greek side of things primarily from the Father of History Herodotus Vidal took a different tact and wrote this book from the Persian side of history and rightly so I don t know why Old World his One of my favourite books on Iran and history I first read this in 1982 when I was travelling in India I had heard of the book before I began an around the world trip in 1981 82 and picked up a dog eared copy in New Delhi It had a profound effect on me because most of ancient history came from the Greek side of things primarily from the Father of History Herodotus Vidal took a different tact and wrote this book from the Persian side of history and rightly so I don t know why Old World historians and ancient Near Eastern fo...

  10. I give up I expected to love this book, but Gore Vidal somehow managed to take an amazing concept for a story and turn it into one of the dullest books i ve ever tried to slog through The narrator has little depth, despite his unnecessary verbosity, and neither do most of the people he encounters, despite their being some of the most influential people in world history It is obvious that Vidal did an extensive amount of research for the book and attempted to include every sliver of informatio I give up I expected to love this book, but Gore Vidal somehow managed to take an amazing concept for a story and turn it into one of the dullest books i ve ever tried to slog through The narrator ha...