Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies at 86
USA TODAY: …Vidal, whose best sellers included Myra Breckenridge and Burr, was proud to be a political and literary troublemaker.
A half-century ago, he outraged mainstream critics as one of the first major American writers to describe and embrace unambiguous homosexuality.
EDITOR: First one is an iconoclast. Only after times evolve and proven right does he or she become a visionary. RIP