New Publications of Note

Column Editor: Robert Kusmer

WESS Newsletter

Spring 2002, Vol. 25, no. 2

Association of College & Research Libraries
© American Library Association


Reviewers:
RK = Robert Kusmer
JKL = Jeffry K. Larson
SFR = Susanne F. Roberts



BRITISH

Donnachie, Ian L. Collins dictionary of Scottish history. Glasgow : HarperCollins, 2001. 384 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 0007121857. 20 GBP

The devolution of Scottish government as well as a cultural revival has spurred intense interest in Scottish history. This dictionary, one of several works created to meet the need for reliable reference works, provides ready access to the nation’s history through brief factual entries. Advertised as an “inclusive guide to major and minor events and personalities . . . since the 10th century,” it also takes up key themes, topics, and debates. Major entries include bibliography. Appendices include maps, population statistics, lists of political figures, genealogies, weights and measures, etc. [SFR]

The Oxford companion to Scottish history. Lynch, Michael, ed. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. 732 p.; 24cm. ISBN 0192116967. 30 GBP

A product of the recent cultural renaissance in Scotland, the companion focuses on the Scottish people and the forces and factors that affected their lives across the centuries. Many experts contributed to this effort, which does not claim comprehensiveness as a biographical or historical dictionary. Rather the entries are structured by seventeen broad themes that are laid out in a Classified Contents at the beginning. These include government and administration, economic life, physical environment, culture, historians, and links to the outside world. The apparatus is excellent, containing a glossary, chronology, maps and genealogies; an extensive and classified Guide to further reading follows the structure of the classified contents with historiographical and factual annotations for most major sections. Despite the obvious scholarly authority behind it, the companion aims to be accessible. Indeed, browsing in it is fascinating and rewarding. The Preface promises the origin of the term “steamin’ drunk,” but it is not easy to find. [SFR]


FRENCH

Boyrie-Fénié, Benedicte and Jean-Jacques Fénié. Dictionnaire des pays et provinces de France. References. Bordeaux : Sud Ouest, 2000. 349 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 2879013674. 120 FF

Recent administrative changes, shifting economic and demographic realities, and new Europe-centered internationalism, as well as the declining emphasis on geography and history in education, have diminished awareness of the original historical, geographical, and linguistic nature of many French localities. In response to this loss of memory, the authors of this brief survey aim to summarize the fundamental identity of 546 French pays drawn from the 300 basic divisions of Gaul and the entities resulting from subsequent divisions in the Carolingian era and later into counties, ecclesiastical dioceses, provinces, and gouvernements. Following an Introduction comprising a history of the word and concept of pays, each one is described according to these categories: department(s), region, principal communes, principal rivers, Gallo-Roman city, diocese, Ancien Régime province, ancient forms of the name with dates, etymology, linguistic region, spelling in the original linguistic zone, and a brief geographical and historical description. The entries are complemented by a general index and a bibliography.
[SFR]


Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine (IHMC) (Paris). Répertoire des historiens français de la période moderne et contemporaine. 2000: Annuaire. Ed. Daniel Roche. Paris: CNRS, 2000. 495 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 2271058074. 190 FF

This is the third edition of a directory that has appeared at decennial intervals beginning in 1983. The number of individuals listed here has doubled since the last edition in 1991 and represent the interdisciplinary field that history has become: historians of art, literature, the environment, science and technology are included. The work thus faithfully reflects current historical research in France, in its research institutions and universities as well as among the unaffiliated and the retired. Entries list title, personal address, telephone, email, institutional affiliation, research in progress, theses and publications. The thematic and geographical indexes are useful for enabling contacts between researchers in similar fields. [SFR]


Centre régional des lettres du Languedoc-Roussillon. Auteurs et traducteurs en Languedoc-Roussillon. Eds. Gil Jouanard, Anne Potié. Castries: Centre régional des lettres du Languedoc-Roussillon, 2001. 439 p.; 21 cm. No ISBN. 25.00 Euros.

Personal bibliographies of authors and translators in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. Includes indices by département, subject, and genre. Updated in the Centre’s quarterly publication, Septimanie. [JKL]


Centre régional des lettres du Languedoc-Roussillon. Éditeurs et revues en Languedoc-Roussillon. Eds. Gil Jouanard, Anne Potié. Castries: Centre régional des lettres du Languedoc-Roussillon, 2001. 215 p.; 21 cm. No ISBN. 18.00 Euros.

A directory of publishers and reviews in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon and of distributors cited in the entries. Entries indicate director, subjects covered, publishers’ series, language of publication, distributor, and frequency of periodicals. Includes a subject index of publishers and reviews. Updated in the Centre’s quarterly publication, Septimanie. [JKL]


Colin, Jean-Paul. Dictionnaire de l’argot français et de ses origins. Nouv. éd. mise à jour et enrichie … Paris: Larousse, 2001. xix, 903 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 2035320461. 20.58 Euros; 135 FF.

New edition of a French slang dictionary that offers etymologies and sourced quotations. Includes a 12-page bibliography of cited sources. [JKL]


Dictionnaire analytique des oeuvres théâtrales françaises du XVIIe siècle. Sous la direction de Marc Vuillermoz. Dictionnaires et références, 3. Paris: Champion, 1998. 856 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 2852039192. 745 FF

A systematic analysis of 166 17th-century French plays according to the following elements: genre, characters (and their relations), plot structure, place, number of lines, liaison between scenes, and duration of the action, with corresponding indices, as well of playwrights and titles. [JKL]


Gaumer, Patrick. Dictionnaire mondial de la bande dessinée [2. éd. mise à jour]. Avec la collaboration de Claude Moliterni. Paris: Larousse, 2001. 880 p.: ill. (some col.); 29 cm. ISBN 2035051622. 48.02 Euros; 315 FF.

The 2nd edition of a lavishly illustrated international encyclopedia of authors, characters, works, and terms in the art that is more appreciated in Europe than in North America. Includes indices of countries, authors, and works. To be reviewed in RRE. [JKL]


Lectures pour tous: contre le prêt payant en bibliothèque publique. / [textes de Brigitte Aubonnet, Baptiste-Marrey, Didier Daeninckx, et al.]. Cétacé. Paris: Éd. Bérénice, 2001. 93 p. 15 cm. ISBN 2911232283. 39 FF.

A collection of over 2 dozen short polemics in favor of free lending in public libraries. Includes the text of a petition “Pour l’accès gratuit à la culture, contre le prêt en bibliothèque/médiathèque publique”. The book was published before Minister of Culture Catherine Tasca decreed that authors’ royalties would not be generated by making readers pay to borrow books from public libraries, but from taxes on distributors’ sales to libraries (whose discounts will be restricted). [JKL]


GERMAN


Biographische Enzyklopädie deutschsprachiger Philosophen / bearbeitet von Bruno Jahn. München: Saur, 2001. 718 pp. ISBN 3598114303. 110 Euros.

Based on the Deutsche biographische Enzyklopädie (Killy & Vierhaus, 1995-2000), this is essentially an extract of its articles on philosophers, updated (in the case of unsigned articles) and with 170 additional entries, bringing the total to 1,540. Restricted to deceased individuals within the German-speaking countries and regions, from the early Middle Ages to the present. Includes persons whose scholarly contributions were either entirely or partly in philosophy in the broad definition of the word. Thus, for example, there is an entry for Schiller because of his contributions in philosophy; there are entries for theologians, psychologists and scientists as well when their thought embodies a “philosophical dimension” (although admittedly this remains a subjective assessment). Each article provides an overview of the entrant’s life and works and includes a primary and secondary bibliography. Includes a chronological table of persons by birth-death dates, an alphabetical name index including dates, an index of place names referencing persons, and a chronological index of work titles. [RLK]


Chronologisches Wörterbuch des deutschen Wortschatzes. 8. Jahrhundert / bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold; unter Mitarbeit von Brigitte Bulitta … [et al.]. Berlin; New York: de Gruyter, 2001. 532 pp. ISBN 3110169622.

The first in a planned series of historical dictionaries of German, this volume concentrates on the beginnings of written German in the last quarter of the 8th century. It is divided into four main sections: introduction; history of texts, textual annotations/glossaries, lexicography, and utilization of vernacular words within Latin texts; the main dictionary section arranged alphabetically by word families, and a small dictionary of vernacular “infusion” terms, including source references; and a dictionary of New High German words and word stems whose origin can be traced back to the 8th century or earlier, divided into an alphabetic section and a chronological/alphabetical section. A six-page bibliography of cited works concludes the volume. [RLK]


Deutsch als Fremdsprache: ein internationales Handbuch / herausgegeben von Gerhard Helbig … [et al.]. Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Bd. 19. Berlin; New York: de Gruyter, 2001. 2 vols. 1720 pp. ISBN 3110135957 (v. 1) 3110169401 (v. 2).

Voluminous overview of the conceptual, historical, cultural and applied aspects and elements of the German language and German language pedagogy for foreign speakers within an international, comparative context. In-depth, signed articles contributed by 171 scholars include substantial bibliographies. Name and topical indexes conclude vol. 2. [RLK]


Encyclopedia of German Literature. Edited by Matthias Konzett. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000. 2 vols. (1136 pp.). ISBN 1579581382. $175.00

A welcome addition to the slim reference shelf of German literary bio-bibliographic works in English. The alphabetically arranged work contains articles contributed by scholars on German writers, on works (following and subsumed under authors) and on topics. The articles are substantive and include primary and secondary bibliographies. There are alphabetical lists of entries and of works, and general and title indexes. [RLK]


Grundmann, Hilmar. Deutsche Literaturgeschichte für Lehrer. Stuttgarter Arbeiten zur Germanistik, Nr. 394. Stuttgart: Verlag Hans-Dieter Heinz, 2001. 655 pp. ISBN 3880993998.

To the anticipated question of why a “special” literary history for teachers is needed, Grundmann answers that while it has not been done nor particularly needed in the past, it is now needed and will be increasingly in the future. There are several reasons for this, according to the author: shrinking educational budgets and the newer emphasis on “communicative competencies” at the expense of literary education have reduced the availability of secondary-level literary histories and the time spent on them; beyond this, the accelerating speed and “disconnectedness” of contemporary society has led to an ever increasing inability of the student to grasp the whole, to gain perspective on the past and present in a cultural context. Grundmann’s book could as well have been named “for students (pupils) of the pre-Oberstufe level;” it includes selective texts and chronological tables as well as cohesive literary history which consciously seeks to connect literature with social and intellectual developments, and which is aimed not only at pre-Gymnasium but also pre-technical students. Surely the application of Grundmann’s book goes beyond this segment of readers to many others as well. [RLK]


Kürschners deutscher Sachbuch-Kalender. 1. Jahrgang, 2001-2002. Redaktion, Andreas Klimt. München: Saur, 2002. 663 pp. ISBN 3598241801. 210 Euros.

This new publication fills the gap between Kürschners deutscher Gelehrten-Kalender and Kürschners deutscher Literatur-Kalender. While the former covers the professional/scientific field and the latter the world of belles lettres, this new member of the Kalender family provides coverage of popular or popular-scientific non-fiction produced exclusively by living, German-speaking authors. The main portion is comprised of bio-bibliographical entries for 4,013 authors containing the individual’s profession, address, biographical data, memberships, awards, publications and secondary literature. The appendix includes a calendar of selected birthdays of authors for the years 2002-2006, a detailed alphabetic directory of 742 non-fiction publishers represented, an index of authors broken down into occupational/topical categories followed by an index of the publishers by the same categories, an index of the authors by postal codes within countries, and a reference index of cities to postal codes. A well-done almanac. [RLK]


Kussmaul, Ingrid. Die Nachlässe und Sammlungen des Deutschen Literaturarchivs Marbach. Deutsches Literaturarchiv: Verzeichnisse, Berichte, Informationen, Bd. 23. Marbach am Neckar: Deutsche Schillergesellschaft, 1999. 2 vols., facsims. ISBN 3929146851.

When the Deutsches Literaturarchiv was founded in 1955, its manuscript division oversaw 150 estates and collections. At the time of the publication of Kussmaul’s first description of the archive in 1983, this number had grown to 570. As of Dec. 31, 1997, the archive was steward of 1,016 and continues to expand. The present work cumulates and updates the entries from 1983, providing a selective picture through 1997 of the most important of these estate collections of writers, Germanists and philosophers, and of archives of publishers, newspapers, editorial offices, literary institutions and other discrete collections. Vol. 1 arranges the collection descriptions alphabetically by individual or archive name. Each article provides a quantitative and genre-analytical overview, including names of correspondents, and occasional manuscript page facsimiles. Vol. 2 is an index to vol. 1 by personal and corporate names, including correspondent names. A valuable reference work [RLK]


Literatur in Niedersachsen: ein Handbuch / herausgegeben vom Literaturrat Niedersachsen e.V. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2000. 232 pp. ISBN 3892444439.

The complete “who, where and what” of literature in Lower Saxony, this volume combines the elements of a bio-bibliography and a literary directory. Contents include capsule entries for living authors, including postal and email addresses; literary institutions of all types; libraries; bookstores; literary serials; cultural offices of government; prizes and financial assistance; publishers; Volkshochschulen. Includes indexes of personal names and of places with reference to their associated authors. [RLK]


Müller, Nikola. Hedwig Dohm, 1831-1919: eine kommentierte Bibliographie. Schriftenreihe des Hedwig-Hintze-Instituts Bremen, Bd. 6. Berlin: Trafo Verlag Dr. Wolfgang Weist, 2000. 162 pp.: port. ISBN 3896262386.

Substantively annotated primary and secondary bibliography of the feminist author. Preceded by biographical and methodological introduction. Includes personal name index. [RLK]

Phillips, Zlata Fuss. German Children’s and Youth Literature in Exile, 1933-1950: Biographies and Bibliographies. München: Saur, 2001. 318 pp., ports. on lining papers. ISBN 3598115695. 78 Euros.

Provides a welcome collocating reference work for German children’s literature published in exile, which up to now had been only partially available and implicitly referenced in dispersed fashion among existing bibliographical works on German exile literature as a whole. One hundred and one individuals are represented. Criteria for inclusion were that the individuals were born before 1918 in Germany or the Austro-Hungarian empire, and that they wrote or illustrated children’s literature from 1933 to 1950 in countries to which they emigrated as a result of racial or political persecution by the Nazis. The articles include biographical information and a listing of works as well as published excerpts and translations. Although Phillips occasionally includes a brief content note, her work is not intended to include critical evaluations of the literature. Reports on both non-fiction and fiction. Location of a holding library for each title is included. Pen names and name changes, as well as birth names, are indicated in the articles and cross referenced within the name index. Title index included. [RLK]


Prinzing, Günter. Bibliographie Hans-Georg Beck / Zusammenstellung und Redaktion, Günter Prinzing, unter Mitarbeit von Lars Hoffmann. Mainz: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Byzantinisten, 2000. 35 pp. 12.78 Euros.

Compilation of the writings of the Byzantine scholar and long-standing president of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Byzantinisten, who died May 25, 1999 at the age of ninety. 190 entries. [RLK]


Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden in den Archiven der neuen Bundesländer. Bd. 6, Stiftung “Neue Synagoge Berlin—Centrum Judaicum”/ bearbeitet von Barbara Welker unter Mitarbeit von Bernd Braun … [et al.]. München: Saur, 2001. 2 vols. 948 pp. ISBN 359822446X.

The latest title to be issued in the series, Bd. 6 provides access to the complete holdings of an archive devoted solely to Jewish history, comprised mainly of those holdings of the Gesamtarchiv der deutschen Juden (founded 1905) remaining in Germany. Vol. 1 contains citations to the documents of 400 Jewish communities, vol. 2 citations to the holdings of the Gesamtarchiv relating to the history of the rabbinical offices, congregational associations and organizations, as well as subsequently acquired estates and collections. Historical coverage is mainly 18th through early 20th centuries. Indexes of persons, places, institutions, organizations and companies are located at the end of vol. 2. [RLK]


Schmidt, Klaus M. and Ingrid. Lexikon Literaturverfilmungen: Verzeichnis deutschsprachiger Filme, 1945-2000. 2., erw. und aktualisierte Aufl. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2001. 650 pp. ISBN 3476018016.

Compendium of literature-based films produced or co-produced in one of the German-speaking countries. The section arranged alphabetically by literary authors contains the complete objective data relating to the film, but additional short entries are located in sections arranged by titles of literary works, titles of films and directors. A two-page statistical overview at the beginning provides some interesting aggregate-analysis relating to production demographics and literary genres. [RLK]


Schwarz, Markus and Olaf Alex. Eponyme in der Dermatologie: 100 biographische Beiträge zur medizinischen Terminologie. Köln: Viavital, 2000. 221 pp., ports. ISBN 3934371256.

Meet the faces behind dermatological names. Schwarz and Alex, themselves dermatologists, present 1-2 page bio-bibliographies of 100 physicians. Each article highlights (literally, in yellow) the eponym(s) associated with the person, followed in bold by corresponding Latin term(s) when applicable and succinct description of the medical condition. Brief biographical information, a portrait when available and bibliographic source citations comprise the remainder of the article. The work brings to the forefront the human side of medical history. [RLK]


Wilpert, Gero von. Sachwörterbuch der Literatur. 8., verbesserte und erw. Aufl. Stuttgart: Kröner, 2001. 925 pp. ISBN 3520231085.

An old friend, Wilpert’s Sachwörterbuch, is out in its 8th rev. ed. Recalling my own copy of the 5th ed., I realize that somewhere along the line this work has grown greatly in size from its original 18 cm. Taschenbuchausgabe of 665 pages published in 1955. The larger format is new with this edition. A valuable dictionary of literary terminology. [RLK]


Wirtz, Stephan. Enteignung der jüdischen Bevölkerung in Deutschland und nationalsozialistische Wirtschaftspolitik 1933-1945 : Annotierte-Bibliographie. Verzeichnisse / Fritz Bauer Institut, Studien- und Dokumentationszentrum zur Geschichte und Wirkung des Holocaust, Nr. 5. Frankfurt am Main : Fritz Bauer Institut, 2000. 56 pp. ISBN 3932883209. 13 Euros.

396 selectively annotated citations, mostly to German research. Arrangement is according to the following rubrics: Einführende Darstellungen; Dokumentationsammlung; Fiskalische Ausplünderung; Regional- und Lokalstudien; Unternehmensgeschichte; Rückerstattung (Restitution); Raubgold. An index of authors is included. Wirtz states that this topic of historical research is still new and expanding, and he planned to maintain the bibliography in a current state on the world wide web. [RLK]



IBERIAN


Diccionario del castellano tradicional. Ed. César Hernández Alonso; Carmen Hoyos Hoyos ... [et al.]. Valladolid: Ambito, Arte y Ediciones, 2001. 1374 p.; 25 cm. ISBN 8481831085. 7400 ptas.

A scholarly dictionary of Castilian terms, largely rural, that are on the verge of becoming extinct or archaic in their usage. The more than 17,000 terms and 21,000 acceptions are arranged in 51 subject classes. Entries offer brief definitions and indications of variant acceptions (or absence) in the 21st edition of the Real Academia Española’s Diccionario de la lengua espanola (1992) and Moliner’s Diccionario de uso del español (1983). Includes cross references, an alphabetical index of entries, and a 21-page bibliography. [JKL]


Dicionário da língua portuguesa contemporânea da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa. Lisboa: Verbo Editorial, 2001. 2 v.; 3809 p.; 26 cm. ISBN 9722220462. $125.00.

An important descriptive dictionary of current Portuguese, including Brazilian, African, and Asiatic usage. Entries include pronunciation, grammatical classification, etymology, differing usages and definitions, levels of use, synonyms and antonyms, uses in phrases, and sourced quotations. Includes a list of countries and their associated adjectives and a 17-page bibliography of documentary sources. A must in any foreign-language reference collection. [JKL]


Gómez Font, Alberto. Diccionario de español urgente / Agencia EF; Madrid: Ediciones SM, 2000. 511 p.; 22 cm. SM diccionarios. ISBN 8434869160, 2001354026. $14.34.

A popular, journalistic style manual, with more than 1,000 entries covering “doubts” in contemporary Castilian usage. [JKL]


[Hemeroteca Municipal de Madrid.] Publicaciones periódicas y relaciones de noticias de los siglos 17 y 18. Catálogo: extranjero. / dirección de Carlos Dorado Fernández. Madrid: Ayuntamiento de Madrid, 2000. 153 p.: ill.; 25 cm. ISBN 8478124896 (v. 1). 1800 ptas.
—. Publicaciones periódicas y relaciones de noticias de los siglos 16 a 18. Catálogo: España. / dirección de Carlos Dorado Fernández. Madrid: Ayuntamiento de Madrid, 2000. 314 p. (v. 2): ill.; 25 cm. ISBN 847812490X (v. 2). 2300 ptas.

A catalog of early modern periodicals and news accounts held by Madrid’s Hemeroteca municipal, complementing its Publicaciones iberoamericanas de los Siglos XVIII y XIX (1998). Entries are arranged geographically and illustrated with occasional facsimiles. Each volume contains indices of broad subject headings and titles. [JKL]


Martínez de Sousa, José. Diccionario de usos y dudas del español actual [on cover: Vox]. 3rd ed. Barcelona: Bibliograf. S.A., 2001. 587 p. ; 24 cm. ISBN 8483322102. 2950 ptas.

A popular, normative dictionary of selected contemporary Castilian usage. Includes conjugation tables for difficult verbs, cross references, and a 3-page bibliography. [JKL]

Repertori de catalanòfils / a cura de Núria Mañé i Albert Soler. Estudis de llengua i literatura catalanes, XLI. [Barcelona]: Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat: Associació Internacional de Llengua i Literatura Catalanes: Fundació Congrés de Cultura Catalana, 2000. 315 p.; 19 cm. ISBN: 8484152561. $15.44.

Bio-bibliographies of members of the Associació Internacional de Llengua i Literatura Catalanes, of which volumes 4 and 5 were noted in our Spring 1999 issue. No forematter; the alphabetical index repeats the order of the entries. [JKL]


Sau, Victoria. Diccionario ideológico feminista. La mirada esférica. 3. ed. Barcelona: Icaria, 2000. v. 2. 302 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8474265266 (v. 1). 2800 ptas.

This one-woman feminist dictionary offers brief bibliographies at the end of each article. Volume two is new to the 3rd edition; volume one of the 3rd edition has the same pagination as the 2nd (1990). No index. [JKL]


Vasques, Eugenia. Mulheres que escreveram teatro no século XX em Portugal. Colibri histori, 29. Lisboa: Edicoes Colibri, 2001. 200 p.; 23 cm. ISBN 972772275X. $35.00.

After a substantial introduction and a 9-page secondary bibliography, offers a tabular chronology (through 1999) of 642 plays by women in Portugal. Includes unpublished texts, and notes about publishing and performing history, and critical reception. Includes an index of playwrights. [JKL]


Vergara, Antonio F. Guia prático de feiras, festas, romarias e mercados ambulantes de Portugal. Alicante: Ingra, 1996. 524 p.; ill. & maps (some col.); 24 cm. ISBN 8460552543. $65.00.

A commercial directory of fairs and markets in Portugal. Arranged by district, with a calendar at the beginning of each section, entries give directory information for local regulating or sponsoring agencies (councils and parishes). Includes advertisements and a form to register your fair. No index. [JKL]

ITALIAN


Buttasi, Vanni, & D’Agostino, Patrizia. Dizionario del cinema hard: attori, attrici, registi e film. Roma: Gremese, 2000. 158 p., [8] leaves of plates: ill.; 22 cm. ISBN 8877424451. L38,000.

Capsule bio-filmographies of European participants in erotic films. Includes a brief glossary of “technical” terms (mostly borrowed from English), a chronological list of 112 selected Italian films giving director, leading cast, and rapid synopsis, followed by a 7-item bibliography. Despite the indication of sub-genre (“hard”) in the title, all the stills are soft-core. [JKL]

Cocchetti, Maria Grazia. L’autore in cerca di editore: guida pratica per chi vuole pubblicare un libro: con oltre 70 schede di case editrici di testi letterari, scientifici e scolastici. I mestieri del libro, 9. Nuova ed. riv. e ampliata. Milano: Bibliografica, 2001. 257 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8870755614. L35,000.

A guide to aspiring authors covering schools, internet sites, competitions, contracts, agents, and costs. Mentions vanity press publishing, but lists no practitioners. Of interest to book selectors will be the directory of selected publishers, which indicates subjects covered, annual number of new titles and publishers’ advice. [JKL]

De Mauro, Tullio, & Mancini, Marco. Parole straniere nella lingua italiana. Dizionari moderni. Milano: Garzanti linguistica, 2001. xvi, 800 p.; 25 cm. ISBN 8848005136; LCCN: 2001442236. L79,000

Derived from the Grande dizionario italiano dell’uso (1999-2000), noted in our Fall 2000 issue and reviewed in RRE, this dictionary of barbarisms in Italian contains more than 10,000 entries that indicate etymology, pronunciation, definition, and usage. The introduction lists foreign terms introduced between 1300 and 1700 and offers statistics by sector and by language of origin. Includes indices of terms by original language and by sector of usage, as well as lists of Italian words that have been assimilated from foreign languages and expressions that have been formed on analogy with foreign phrases. [JKL]

Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film dal 1980 al 1989; Vol. 5, tomo 2, M-Z. /Roberto Poppi. Dizionari Gremese. Roma: Gremese, 2000. 382 p.: ill.; 25 cm. ISBN 887742429X: L55,000.
Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film dal 1990 al 2000; Vol. 6, tomo 1, A-L. /Ernesto Lancia. Dizionari Gremese Roma: Gremese, 2001. 367 p.: ill.; 25 cm.. ISBN 887742429X. L61,000.

Two recent installments in the major dictionary of Italian film (LCCN: 93168172) noted in our Fall 1994 issue. [JKL]

La novella barocca: con un repertorio bibliografico. / Davide Conrieri ... [et al.]; a cura di Lucinda Spera. Domini. Il codice della novella italiana, 2. Napoli: Liguori, 2001. 422 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8820730960. L60,000.

A collection of essays on the baroque novella in Italy and its European context, followed by a bibliography of 481 novellas that cites references to them in other catalogs and gives holding locations of early editions. Includes a personal index to he entire volume. [JKL]

Reale, Luigi M. Guida a Internet per italianisti. Internet/ Discipline umanistiche, 1. Perugia: Guerra, 2001. 201 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8877154772. L24,000.

A guide to resources on the web for Italianists, including gateways, virtual libraries, reviews, and institutions. The author maintains a web site, “Italianistica Online”
<http://www.italianisticaonline.it/>. Includes a general index—and an entry for WESS’s Italian Studies Web (p. 52). To be reviewed in RRE. [JKL]


Tarantino, Maurizio. Guida alla biblioteca di italianistica. Le bussole, 12. Roma: Carocci, 2001. 124 p.; 20 cm. ISBN 8843019155. L16,000.

A student’s guide to bibliographic resources in Italian studies. Includes a brief glossary, but no index. [JKL]



Return to WESS Newsletter
WESSWEB | WESS Newsletter Editor