Gore Vidal: A Comprehensive Bibliography

Gore Vidal: A Comprehensive Bibliography

By: S. T. Joshi (author), Jay Parini (foreword_author)Hardback

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Since the publication of his first novel in 1946, Gore Vidal has been one of America's most successful writers, as well as one of its most outspoken public figures. The author of more than twenty novels-including The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, Burr, and Lincoln-as well as several books of nonfiction, plays, and screenplays, Gore Vidal has been a leading man of American letters for more than half a century. As the first comprehensive bibliography of Gore Vidal in nearly thirty years, this volume charts the entire range of Vidal's career, as well as the abundant amount of criticism and scholarship he has received. This exhaustive record covers the entire span of Vidal's sixty years of writing, from his first novel, Williwaw, in 1946, to his 2006 memoir Point to Point Navigation. Divided into three sections-works by Gore Vidal, Vidal in translation, and works about Vidal-the bibliography cites all of his books, contributions to books and periodicals, theatrical plays, television plays, screenplays, and adaptations of his work into various media (films, miniseries, recorded books, e-books, etc.). In addition, this volume chronicles the immense amount of criticism that Vidal has received, either in monographs, scholarly essays, newspaper coverage, book reviews, or elsewhere. Within these divisions there are numerous subdivisions, generally arranged thematically to cover the full scope and breadth of Vidal's work and of work about him.

About Author

S.T. Joshi has been widely published as an author, critic, and bibliographer. He is the author of The Weird Tale and H.P. Lovecraft: A Life and editor of a corrected edition of Lovecraft's fiction. He also edits the scholarly journals Lovecraft Studies and Studies in Weird Fiction.


Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Explanatory Notes Part 4 I. Works by Gore Vidal Chapter 5 A. Books and Pamphlets Chapter 6 B. Short Stories and Poems Chapter 7 C. Essays and Reviews Chapter 8 D. Plays Chapter 9 E. Screenplays Chapter 10 F. Published Letters Chapter 11 G. Manuscripts Chapter 12 H. Media Adaptations Chapter 13 I. Vidal in the Media Part 14 II. Gore Vidal in Translation Chapter 15 A. Books and Pamphlets Chapter 16 B. Contributions to Books and Pamphlets Part 17 III. Works about Gore Vidal Chapter 18 A. Bibliographies Chapter 19 B. News Items and Encyclopedias Chapter 20 C. Interviews Chapter 21 D. Books about Vidal Chapter 22 E. Criticism in Books and Periodicals Chapter 23 F. Book Reviews Chapter 24 G. Media Reviews Chapter 25 H. Websites Chapter 26 I. Academic Papers Chapter 27 J. Miscellany Part 28 Indexes Chapter 29 A. Names Chapter 30 B. Titles by Vidal Chapter 31 C. Periodicals Part 32 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810860018
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780810860018
  • weight: 943
  • ISBN10: 0810860015

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