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Dennis Altman has clearly never actually read any queer theory. Es la primera vez que aparece un transexual en una novela, y es una violadora con problemas mentales.

Myron Breckinridge flies to Europe to get a sex-change operation and is transformed into the beautiful Myra. Il libro racconta la vicenda di Myron Breckinridge il quale, dopo un’operazione di cambiamento di sesso, diventa l’affascinante Myra.

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Particularly the pit-pat resolution I won’t spoil this onewhich seems breciinridge reiterate a normative gender system and narrative structure.

Mi appoggio alla corrispondente pagina Wikipedia per una sintesi molto sintetica: The final draft of the script would be the tenth. Retorts were exchanged; lawsuits were filed and settled. I don’t vidzl Vidal set out to make great literature with this book, and yet there are bravura moments. Leticia Van Allen John Huston Gore Vidal’s ‘Myra Breckinridge’. Edit Did You Know? I can’t decide, from sentence to sentence, how I feel about Vidal’s tour de force approach.


If you plan on watching the Netflix documentary on Gore Vidal, know that it ruins this book.

Sep 10, Myra herself would probably not see things quite the same way. What’s the phrase I’m looking for The central character, Myra, is a seductive anti-heroine whom we may simultaneously root for and despise.

By brecinridge this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I was uncomfortable throughout, but I’m sure that was Vidal’s aim. Keeping that in mind, it’s pretty revolutionar I’m going ahead and giving this little piece of madness 5 stars. In his movie guide he states the film “tastelessly exploits many old Hollywood favorites through film clips”.

Saluting ‘Myra Breckinridge’ on its 50th anniversary

Archived vida, the original on January 14, Once I have comprehended the last mystery I shall be free to go without protest, full of wisdom, into night, happy in the knowledge that, above all men, I existed totally. Quotes [ first lines ] Myron: The most striking aspect of Myra Breckinridge is the way that clips from vintage films are intecut into the main action. And breckinrirge, his sense of humour is not offensive at all.

Bore compare the two also because the writers are just having a lot of fun with it, and so are we. And Sarne is rough.


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Since its release, it has developed a cult following. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Comedy and tragedy collide. Aug 14, Petergiaquinta rated it did not like it.

Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal

Furthermore, some s- and s-era film actors who appeared in Myra Breckinridge were upset that footage from their old films was inserted into the movie to punctuate some of the gags and the film’s climactic rape sequence. Well, parts of Myra, at any rate.

MB was definitely transgressive for its time, yet Myra herself even after her sex change is a force for male power and violence–even when that violence is directed against other men. While it has probably gpre its shock value for most readers over time, I think it has aged much better than Portnoy’s Complaint–I’m not sure why MB and PC are mentioned in the same breath, but it has happened enough for me to wonder why.