Creation: A Novel

Creation: A Novel by Gore Vidal 0375727051 9780375727054
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A sweeping novel of politics, war, philosophy, and adventurein a restored edition, featuring never-before-published material from Gore Vidals original manuscriptCreationoffers a captivating grand tour of the ancient world. Cyrus Spitama, grandson of the prophet Zoroaster and lifelong friend of Xerxes, spent most of his life as Persian ambassador for the great king Darius. He traveled to India, where he discussed nirvana with Buddha, and to the warring states of Cathay, where he learned of Tao from Master Li and fished on the riverbank with Confucius. Now blind and aged in Athensthe Athens of Pericles, Sophocles, Thucydides, Herodotus, and SocratesCyrus recounts his days as he strives to resolve the fundamental questions that have guided his lifes journeys: how the universe was created, and why evil was created with good. In revisiting the fifth century b.c.one of the most spectacular periods in historyGore Vidal illuminates the ideas that have shaped civilizations for millennia.

Author: Gore Vidal

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 592

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2002-08-27


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