Gore Vidal: A Comprehensive Bibliography
- Publish Date: 2007-06-11
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: S. T. Joshi
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 novelsincluding The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, Burr, and Lincolnas 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 sectionsworks by Gore Vidal, Vidal in translation, and works about Vidalthe 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.
All items are annotated, placing Vidal and his work in context and assessing each work's significance. Designed to promote the study of this prolific author's life and work, Gore Vidal: A Comprehensive Bibliography will be of great benefit to students and scholars of American literature and politics.