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Vidal in Translation: A List

Gore Vidal Foreign Book List

Here's a language-by-language list of books and writing by Gore Vidal in translation.

Vidal's work has been published in at least 38 foreign languages (plus an essay published in Braille). There's also a Russian-language edition of one book printed in Armenia but, as far as I can tell, no actual translation into Armenian. A Indian scholar, Jayanto Ghosh, has translated one of Vidal's essays into Bengali. The essay has not yet been published, but the translator has provided an excerpt of that translation to The Gore Vidal Index. Nor has Vidal been published in Urdu, although a Pakistani psychiatrist living in London is working on a translation of Messiah that he some day hopes to publish. He has provided the Index with this Urdu sample of the book's title and Vidal's name beneath it.

The chart at the top of this page permits you to jump quickly to the language you desire. I also have a link in the Index that allows you to see more than 200 covers from Vidal's books in translation.

If you came to this list without first finding my home page, you can e-mail me at kloman@pitt.edu, or you can visit The Gore Vidal Index.


Albanian
Uashington, Distrikti Kolumbia.

Amharic
See Vidal's name translated into Amharic.

Arabic
Al-Tareekh Al-Yahoodi, Al-Deianeh Al-Yahoodia Wata'at Thalathat Alaf Sana by Israel Shahak, with a Foreword by Gore Vidal; The Enemy Within, in the Egyptian book review magazine Al Kotob Weghat Nazer; Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace; The Season of Comfort, The City and the Pillar.

Armenian
Vasington, Okrug Kolumbija (Ajastan, 1972) [This is a Russian-language edition published in Armenia].

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Bengali
See the first 100 words of Indian scholar Jayanto Ghosh's translation of Vidal's essay on the World Trade Center attack.

Braille
Dah, an article in the Braille edition of the June 1996 issue of The Braille Monitor.

Bulgarian
Burr, Creation, Hollywood, Julian (1965, 1981, 1993, 2004), Kalki, Live from Golgotha, Washington, D.C. , Lincoln , Golden Age, Smithsonian Institution , 1876, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace.

Catalan
La Institució Smithsoniana; Washington, D.C.; L'Edat d'or, Julià l’apòstata.

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Chinese

[See and learn about "Gore Vidal" written in Chinese]

Zhen Shin Ba Wu (Deadly Sins). Contains Pride, an essay by Vidal.

Fong heng de Mei-la(Myra Breckinridge).

Cheng t'an yu huo (Washington, D.C.).

Luan Shi Da Zong Tong Lin Ken (Lincoln).

Croatian/Serbian
In Croatian: Burr , 1876, Kalki.

In Serbian: Slabljenje i Pad Americke Imperije.

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Czech
Amerika, Julianus , Prímý Prenos z Golgoty, Skandalni Zivot Aarona Burra, Ten Nejlepsi

Danish
Byen og Søjlen; En Nat i New York; Troldmandens Lærling; Washington, D.C.. Richard Lovehjerte.

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Dutch (Nederlands)
Direct van Golgotha, Gore Vidal's Caligula by William Howard, Een Pilaar van Ongehoorzaamheid, Julianus de Afvallige, Kalki, Myra Breckinridge, Myra Myron, Terugblik op Sodom, Twee Zusters, Twee Zusters, De Vesting en de Zoutpilaar, Washington, D.C., Permanente oorlog voor permanente vrede.

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Estonian
Washington, Columbia Ringkond; Kuningat Otsimas

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Finnish
Myra, Myron, Naiset kirjastossa ja muita kertomuksia..

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French
Artistes et Barbares , Burr, Creation, L'Histoire à l'Ècran, En Direct du Golgotha, Duluth , Empire, Feu d'enfer, Les Faits et la Fiction, La Fin de la liberté : Vers un nouveau totalitarisme?, Un Garçon Près de la Rivière (three different editions), Hollywood, Julien, Kalki, Lincoln, La Mauvaise Pente , Le Menagerie des Hommes Illustres, Messiah, Myra Breckinridge, Myra Breckinridge et Myron, La Mort en Cinquiéme Position (three different editions), La Mort en Tenue de Sorée (two different editions), La Mort l'Aime Chaud, Ouragan, La Saison du Confort, Visite à Une Petite Planete, Deux Soeur, Le Jugement de Paris, Washington, D.C., 1876, Palimpseste, Feu d'enfer de Edgar Box (Montreal: Cercle de Roman Polcier, 1955).

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German
American Plastics; Betrachtungen auf Einem Sinkendem Schiff; Burr (hardback and paperback); Das Ist Nicht Amerika; Duluth Wie Dallas; 1876; Das Goldene Zeitalter; Geschlossener Kreis; Hollywood; Ich, Cyrus, Enkel des Zarathustra; Immer Diese Morde; Julian (four hardcover editions, three paperback editions); Die Siren von Babylon; Kalki (one hardcover edition, two paperback editions); Lincoln; Messias; Myra Breckinridge; Palimpsest; Empire; Tod in den Fünften Position (two different paperback editions); Tod vorm Schlafengehen (three different paperback editions; Golgatha Live; Washington, D.C. (two different hardcover editions, one paperback edition); Besuch auf einem Kleinen Planeten (professional playscript edition); Flammen zum Meer; Besuch auf einem Kleinen Planeten (Berlin: O. Karlweis Bühnenbertrieb - this edition only); Der Beste Mann (Kiepenheuer & Witsch Bühnenbertrieb); Nacht Über Washington (Bastei-Verlag Lubbe, 1971).

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Greek
Dimiourgia (PB); Maira Brekinritz (PB); To Agori Plai Sto Potami (PB), The Golden Age, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, Live from Golgotha; Ouasinkton, D.C. (Athena, Ekdoseis Karre, 1985); or anything else not listed above.

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Hebrew
Bri'ah.

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Hungarian
Burr Ezredes Utolsó Kalandjá, Amerikai Komédia 1876, Teremtés, Julianus, A Smithson Pincéi, Irok, Gengszterek, Professzorok - Essek; Elo Adas a Golgotarol; Washington, D.C. (Magveto, 1973).

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Icelandic
Feginn mun ég fylgja þér.

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Italian
Alle Morte Piace Il Caldo (1956 and 1967 editions); Alla Ricerca del Re; Burr; Créazione; Due Sorelle; Duluth: Tutta l'America in Una Cittá; 1876; L'età dell'oro; Giuliano ; Hollywood; Impero; Il Mondo di Watergate; In Diretta dal Golgota; Intrigo a Washington; Jim (two different paperback editions); Kalki; La Cittá Perversa; Impero; La Fine dell'impero; La Fine della libertá; La Parole e i Fatti; La Morte in Agguato; Le menzogne dell'impero e altre tristi verità; Myra Breckinridge (four different paperback editions); Myron (two different paperback editions); yPalinsesto; Remotamente su Questi Schermi; Una Nava che Affonda; L'Uragano; Washington, D.C.; Myra Breckinridge (Garzanti, 1972); Lincoln (Bompiani, 1988); In Diretta dal Golgota (Longanesi, 1992 - SOLO questa Longanesi edizione, SOLO con sovraccoperta); Morte al Volo by Edgar Box (pseudonym for Gore Vidal - Sugar, 1962).

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Japanese
Myra; Myron; Washington, D.C. ; Lincoln (three volumes); City and the Pillar; Shi Wa Atsuinoga Osuki; Senhappyaku shichijuroku, Aaron Burr no eiyûteki shôgai, Daiyogensha Kalki.

Korean
Lincoln (three volumes).

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Latvian
Vasingtona, Kolumbijas Apgabals.

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Lithuanian
Vasingtonas, Kolumbijos Apygarda (Vaga, 1973).

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Norwegian
Livet Er Mitt Eget, Evig Krig for Evig Fred.

Persian (Farsi)
Yuliyanus, Setiz Khodayan, Afarinash.

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Polish
Julian, Mesjasz, Waszyngton, Stworzenie Swiata , Myra Breckinridge, Nie Ogladaj Sie w Strone Sodomy , Nowa Proza Amerykanska (contains an essay by Vidal); Na Zywo Z Gologoty, Trubadur Krola Ryszarda.

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Portuguese
From Brazil: Ao Vivo do Calvário, À Procura do Rei, A Cidade e o Pilar, Como Faço 0 Que Faço e Talvez Inclusive 0 Porquê, Criação, A longa espera do passado, De Fato e de Ficção, Duluth, Hollywood, Império, Juliano, Kalki, Messias, Um Momento de Louros Verdes, Myra, Myron, Palimpsesto, Verde Escuro, Vermelho Vivo.

From Portugal: Juliano, A Cidade e o Pilar e Sete Contos de Juventude, Myra Breckinridge, Em Directo do Calvário.

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Romanian
În Cautarea Regelui, Orasul si Stîlpul, Iulian, Adio, domnule general!.

Romansh
Not Vital (contains an essay by Vidal in both English and Romansh)

Russian
1876 (1986 and 2000 editions), Imperiya, Sotvorenie Mira, Vice-President Burr, Yulian (1994), Imparator Yulian (2002); Kalki, Maira i Mairon; Lincoln (two volumes, published in Latvia); Smert v piatoi pozitsii, Smert na son griadushchii, Smert beret ikh teplenkimi, Pochemu nas nenavidiat?: vechnaia voina radi vechnogo mira; Democracy (Moscow, 1989 - Include Washington, D.C. by Gore Vidal); Vestniki Neschastia (Voskhozhdenie - Includes Smert idet po piatam by Edgar Box/Gore Vidal).

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Sinhala
Galavumkara Isivaraya, Kalki

Slovak
Mohol Som Byt Prezidentom.

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Slovene
Julijan, Myra Breckinridge, Washington, D.C.

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Spanish
Conversaciones con Gore Vidal, Creación (one hardback edition, one paperback edition), Duluth, El ultimo imperio, La Ciudad y el Pilar de Sal, En Directo del Golgota, La Edad de Oro, La Institución Smithsoniana, 1876, El Juicio de Paris, En Busca del Rey, Ensayos, Mesias, Hollywood, Imperio, Juliano el Apóstata, Kalki, Myra Breckinridge, Myron , Lincoln, Patria e Imperio, Ricardo Corazón de León , Una Memoria, Sexualmente Hablando, Verde Oscure, Roho Vivo , Washington, D.C., Muerta en la Quinta Posición, Muerta en la Noche, Muerte Improvisada; Mesias, Juliano el Apóstata, En Busca del Rey, Creación (Argentine editions); Myra Breckinridge (Mexican edition); em>Burr (Grijalbo); Mil Ochocientos Setentiseis (Grijalbo).

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Swedish
Duellen, Julianus, Messias, Mord i Femte Positionen (as Edgar Box); Revolutionen (1982).

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Thai
Kali.

Turkish
Myra; Kent ve Tuz; Ben Cyrus, ZerdüÞt'ün Torunu; Julian Dönek Ýmparator, Imperator Julian, Disi, Hükümdar, Son Imparatorluk, Golgotha'dan Canli Yayin.

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Ukrainian
Sotvorenie Svitu (serialized in four issues of the journal Universe).

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Urdu
See Vidal's name and the title of his novel Messiah translated into Urdu.