Myra Breckinridge Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the hilarious story of a man who thinks he's a woman, becomes one, then realizes he's a man, and becomes one again. Vidal's theme is the plasticity of gender, language and identity in this postmodern media age. Vidal's rapier-like wit is on display, along with profound insights about art, films (Myra is an actress), literature, and how to be free and find happiness without ruining your outfit.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   transvestites Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   orgies    -   lesbians!    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk!    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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