August 22, 2012
To the Editor:
Having lived through the eight years preceding Mr. Vidal’s groundbreaking novel, “The City and The Pillar” (1948), I can attest to the fact that it was a vital and much needed connection to a world that like-thinking people thought they were entirely alone in (“The Legacy of Gore Vidal,” by Doug Ireland, Aug. 15-28). I believe this writer has captured the essence of Vidal’s contribution to the understanding of man’s basic instincts. Gore Vidal will be sadly missed, but it’s up to the rest of us to continue to add to the public’s knowledge through our own writings from personal experience. Thank you, Gore Vidal. I’ll always love and admire you!
Perley J. Thibodeau
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