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Gore Vidal in 1991. He died Tuesday, at the age of 86. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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Gore Vidal, In Words

The author, cultural critic and sometimes actor died Tuesday at the age of 86. His passing has many trying to capture in words his remarkable life.

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