Live From Golgotha: The Gospel According To Gore Vidal

Paperback | October 1, 1993

byGore Vidal

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Timothy (later St. Timothy) is in his study in Thessalonika, where he is bishop of Macedonia. It is A.D. 96, and Timothy is under terrific pressure to record his version of the Sacred Story, since, far in the future, a cyberpunk (the Hacker) has been systematically destroying the tapes that describe the Good News, and Timothy's Gospel is the only one immune to the Hacker's deadly virus. Meanwhile, thanks to a breakthrough in computer software, an NBC crew is racing into the past to capture—live from the suburb of Golgotha—the Crucifixion, for a TV special guaranteed to boost the network's ratings in the fall sweeps.

As a stream of visitors from twentieth-century America channel in to the first-century Holy Land—Mary Baker Eddy, Shirley MacLaine, Oral Roberts and family—Timothy struggles to complete his story. But is Timothy's text really Hacker-proof? And how will he deal with the truth about Jesus' eating disorder? Above all, will he get the anchor slot for the Big Show at Golgotha without representation by a major agency, like CAA 1,896 years in the future? Tune in.

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In a deliriously funny assault on conventional religious, sexual, and commercial mores--not to mention the laws of time and space--acclaimed author Gore Vidal takes readers on "an outrageous romp through the Christian era's first days" (New York Newsday). A nationwide bestseller

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Timothy (later St. Timothy) is in his study in Thessalonika, where he is bishop of Macedonia. It is A.D. 96, and Timothy is under terrific pressure to record his version of the Sacred Story, since, far in the future, a cyberpunk (the Hacker) has been systematically destroying the tapes that describe the Good News, and Timothy's Gospel ...

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was born Eugene Luther Vidal, later adopting the surname of his grandfather, Senator Thomas Gore, as his first name. Well known as a novelist, an essayist, a playwright, and a social and political commentator, he was the author of numerous novels—the first, Williwaw, written when he was twenty-one—as well as scr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:October 1, 1993Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140231196

ISBN - 13:9780140231199

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In a deliriously funny assault on conventional religious, sexual, and commercial mores--not to mention the laws of time and space--acclaimed author Gore Vidal takes readers on "an outrageous romp through the Christian era's first days" (New York Newsday). A nationwide bestseller