New Publications of Note

Robert Kusmer, editor

WESS Newsletter
Spring 2004

Vol. 27, no. 2

Editor: Sarah G. Wenzel

Association of College & Research Libraries
©American Library Association

JKL = Jeffry K. Larson
RLK = Robert L. Kusmer
RS = Reinhart Sonnenburg


Appert, Valérie. Le théâtre à Paris. [Paris:] Parigramme, 2003. 111 p.; 18 cm. (Paris est à nous) ISBN 2840962764: €6.00
A quick guide to theatrical activities and institutions, especially schools, in Paris. Includes tips on obtaining discounted tickets, as well as an index of institutional names. [JKL]

Barrias, Julien. Les lieux-dits de Paris: Petits pièges & grands malentendus. Paris: Horay, 2003. 254 p. (Cabinet de curiosité) ISBN: 2705803416: €10.00
A whimsical alphabetical guide to Parisian place names that can lead or lend to confusion: duplicates, changes, unofficial terms, etc. Provides useful information about geographical terms and means of transportation. See the entry for Bibliothèque Nationale, for example, for the different distinctions between the two national libraries and their epithets. Contains cross-references, but no index. [JKL]

Dictionnaire des littératures policières. Ed. Claude Mesplède. Nantes, Joseph K., c2003. 2 v.: ill.; 25 cm. (Temps noir) ISBN 2910686310 (v. 1), ISBN 2910686329 (v. 2); LCCN 2003503657: €50.00
An encyclopedia of detective fiction that is international in scope but focused on its French manifestation. Includes signed articles on authors, characters, occasional titles, series, reviews, fanzines, themes, countries, etc. (there is no list of categories covered). All bibliographic references are to French versions of primary works. Contains cross-references but no index, a 5-page general bibliography, and a list of 10 French web sites. [JKL]

Dictionnaire des mythes du fantastique. Ed. Juliette Vion-Dury, Pierre Brunel. Limoges: PULIM. Presses universitaires de Limoges, 2003. 313 p.; 25 cm. ISBN 2842872762: €20.00
A dictionary of traditional and modern fantasy figures from Atlantis to comic books and black holes, from a team that has produced other dictionaries of literary or paraliterary myths (see our Spring issues from 1995, 2001, and 2003). Most of the 27 signed articles end with a bibliography. Includes indices of authors’and artists’ names and of mythical figures and objects. [JKL]

Euroconte: une base bibliographique pour aborder la littérature orale européenne. [Ed. Marc Aubaret]. Brignoles: Fédération départementale des villes jumelées et des communes européennes du Var, 2001. 160 p.: ill.; 30 cm. ISBN (invalid) 29516571: €12.19
A selected, classed, occasionally annotated bibliography of primary and secondary literature (books and articles) on the European oral tradition, listing French versions where available. Organizes the field by means of 8 themes (e. g., giants) and 10 countries. Includes indices of themes and countries; an index of authors was said to be available at, but not found. [JKL]

Fournier, Sophie. Badaboum et autres onomatopées. Paris: Bonneton, 2003. 160 p.: ill.; 19 cm. ISBN: 2862533149: €15.00
A popular dictionary of French onomatopoeic terms. Entries include sourced quotations. Includes a 10-page bibliography and a subject index. [JKL]

Gendron, Stephane. Les noms des lieux en France: Essai de toponymie. Paris: Errance, 2003. 319 p. (Hespérides) ISBN 2877722619: €34.00
A comprehensive treatment of French toponymy. The first part deals with generalities and methods, the second is a chronological approach, and the third a thematic approach, acting as an etymological dictionary. Includes a 21-page bibliography, a technical glossary, and indices of personal and place names. [JKL]

Le Guide [Musardine] du Paris sexy 2003: le guide de l’amour à Paris érotique ou romantique, hétéro ou homo, SM, bi ou trans, trash, kistch ou tendance... toutes les adresses... Ed. Yves Le Monnier. Paris: la Musardine, 2003. 331 p.; 19 cm. ISBN 2842711750: €14.00
From a publisher/bookshop of erotica, an eclectic, classed, annotated guide to erotic venues in Paris of widely varying kinds (chacun son dégoût); some entries bear a symbol of evaluation: a pair of rouged feminine lips. The chapter on prostitution assesses the impact of Article R. 625-8 of the new Penal Code, which forbids even “passive” soliciting—and then goes on to list the principal remaining red light districts. A 10-page chapter titled “Une nuit sur le Net” lists web sites, but concludes the time could have been better spent otherwise. Includes a 26-page glossary and a bibliography that omits, however, the Guide Paucard des filles de Paris (1983, 1985). Neither this nor earlier editions are recorded in OCLC or RLIN. [JKL]

Hamon, Philippe; Viboud, Alexandrine. Dictionnaire thématique du roman de mœurs, 1850-1914. [Paris]: Presses Sorbonne nouvelle, c2003. 544 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 2878542592; LCCN: 2003380103: €30.00
An index to scores of themes from Abandon to Voyage that are mentioned, even episodically or incidentally, in French realist or naturalist fiction between the Second Republic and World War I. Entries survey the place of a given theme in novels and short stories of the period, and provide a bibliography of relevant historical or sociological treatments and of literary works (arranged by author) that contain the theme, and a short description of its role in each work, e. g., under “Musique”, Emma Bovary’s visit to Rouen to see Lucia di Lamermoor [sic]. Includes cross-references (sometimes circular), lists of entries and of the hundreds of works covered. [JKL]

Labes, Bertrand. Guide Lire 2004 des concours et prix littéraires. Paris: Prélude et fugue, 2003. 488 p.; 22 cm. No ISBN: €35.00
A classed directory of Francophone literary prizes and contests, being an expanded update by the same author and publisher, but with a slight change of title, of Balay BE177; the 1992, 1996, and 2000 editions were annotated in our Spring 1993, 1996, and 2001 issues. Includes indices of names of prizes, jurors, and secretaries, and of topics and monetary value of awards. Note change of publisher. The 3rd edition (1999) is reviewed in the forthcoming issue of RRE. [JKL]

Langue française et francophonie: répertoire des organismes et associations œuvrant pour la promotion de la langue française. Délégation générale à la langue française; [Ed.] Josseline Bruchet. 5e édition. Paris: Documentation française, 2001. 181 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 2110048212: €11.00
An international directory of organizations promoting the French language; entries for public institutions are geographically arranged. Entries include e-mail addresses and URLs when available. Includes a dozen relevant web sites and indices of names of organization, subjects, geography, and initialisms. [JKL]

Maison du livre et des écrivains (Montpellier). Guide des résidences d'écrivains en Europe = Writers’ residencies guide in Europe. Montpellier: Presses du Languedoc, 2003. ill.; maps. 431 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 2859982809: €20.00
“This guide lists almost 180 venues, located in 88 regions , across 27 European countries, providing accommodation for resident writers. In addition to information of a practical nature (terms and conditions, facilities), it gives a short description of the surrounding area for each venue”(back cover blurb). Arranged geographically, making the geographical index redundant. See the review in the Magazine littéraire n° 427, Janvier 2004 <>. [JKL]

Primé à Angoulême: 30 ans de bandes dessinées à travers le palmarès du Festival. Angoulême: Ed. de l’An 2, 2003. 103 p.: ill.; 24 cm. ISBN: 2848560037. €14.00
An illustrated guide to the comic books that won prizes at France’s leading BD fair. Each two-page spread gives a brief bio-bibliography of the prize-winning artist, situates the title (series, other works by the author), and provides a synopsis, evaluation, and sample frames. Also, for each year are lists of other major publications and prize-winners. [JKL]

Le Routard des amoureux à Paris 2003/2004 [on cover: restos intimes, jardins secrets, hôtels romantiques, bancs publics]. Réd. en chef, Pierre Josse; réd., Olivier Page, Vëronique de Chardon, Amanda Keravel... [et al.]. [Paris]: Hachette, 2003. 287 p.; 15 cm. (Le guide du routard) ISBN 201243326X: €7.90
A classed, evaluative guide to conducive places for lovers in Paris—therefore no mention of prostitution (cf. Le Guide [Musardine] above). Entries are arranged geographically and provide information, for example about romantic walks, in the format typical of the series. Descriptions indicate wheelchair accessibility. Includes an index of hotels, and eating and drinking establishments, and an index “culturel”. The latest edition, with the same pagination as its predecessor, is not recorded in RLIN or OCLC. [JKL]

Secrétariat général du gouvernement. SIG. Service d’information du gouvernement (Paris). Médiasig. 2003: Les 7000 noms de la presse et de la communication: les services de presse et de communication; les agences de presse; l’audiovisuel; la presse écrite nationale et régionale, les groupes de presse; les organismes professionnels; les associations; les syndicats; l'international en France. 28e Édition mise à jour au 16 janvier 2003. Paris: Documentation française, 2003. 487 p. (Médiasig, ISSN 0998-173X) ISBN 2110939575: €38.00
The official French annual directory of the press and other media. The entries are classed according to the terms in the subtitle. Includes indices of organizations and personal names. Online at [JKL]

Travier, Valérie. Une politique d’acquisition pour une bibliothèque d’étude et de recherche. Villeurbanne: Presses de l’enssib, 2001. 185 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 2910227340: €22.87
After a catastrophic fire of June 11, 1999, the Bibliothèque centrale des Universités Lyon 2 et Lyon 3 needed to reconstitute its collection along with its integrated library system. For her curator’s diploma at the École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l’Information, the author undertook an analysis and proposed collection development statement for French literature (reproduced in Annexe I). The tools (survey questionnaires, selection tools, periodical lists, etc.) in developing this policy are described in the body of the text, especially in Ch. 3, and reproduced in whole or in part in the annexes. Includes a -page bibliography; no index. [JKL]

Triolo, Jean-Luc. Index de la fantasy: L’heroic fantasy en France en 2002. Amiens: Encrage; Paris: Belles lettres, 2003. 442 p.; 20 cm. (Travaux bis, 1159-7763; 5) ISBN 2251741194: €29.00
A primary and secondary bibliography of heroic fantasy and related genres published in France in 2002. The entries for the books give a synopsis and end with a brief evaluation; they are indexed by publisher’s series, (sub-)genre, illustrator, sequel, title, and translator. There are separate bibliographies for articles, brochures, critics, essays, illustrated books, children’s books, comics, films, and periodicals. [JKL]

Vaillancourt, Pierre-Louis; & Smyth, Dawn. Les écrits féminins non fictionnels de la Renaissance: un inventaire descriptif. Ottawa: Legas, c2003. 183 p.; 23 cm. ISBN 1894508505: Ca$20.00
A heavily annotated catalog of non-fiction by French women of the 16th century, including, e. g., Mary Stuart. Each entry gives a brief biography of the author, description of the text, editions available, locations in 10 Canadian and 3 French libraries, and bibliographical references. Includes cross-references, a 1-page bibliography, and an index of names. [JKL]

Zinglé, Henri; & Brobeck-Zinglé Marie-Louise. Dictionnaire combinatoire du français: expressions, locutions et constructions. Maison du Dictionnaire, c2003. iv, 1306 p.; 22 cm. ISBN 2856081592; LCCN: 2004371077; €59.00
A dictionary of 34,000 French phrases with minimal definitions. Phrases are listed under all significant terms that they contain. An extended version with 65,000 phrases is available on CD-ROM [not seen]. [JKL]


Becker, Winfried, ed. Lexikon der christlichen Demokratie in Deutschland. Paderborn: Schöningh, 2002. 809 pp. ISBN 3506707795. € 50
Provides a comprehensive approach to German Christian-democratic politics from its inception in 1870 through the present, including treatment of its manifestations in the Soviet Occupation Zone and East Germany. Divided into an opening historical overview essay section and alphabetically arranged biographical and topic/organization sections, the volume contains over 600 articles by more than 200 scholars. Appendix includes a rich compilation of historical data about party conventions/assemblies, programs, membership, statistics, etc. Includes a bibliography (in addition to those within each article) and indexes for persons and topics. [RLK]

Deutsches Exilarchiv 1933-1945 und Sammlung Exil-Literatur 1933-1945: Katalog der Bücher und Broschüren / Die Deutsche Bibliothek (Frankfurt a.M.), Die Deutsche Bücherei (Leipzig). Stuttgart: Metzler, 2003. 614 pp. ISBN 347601939X. € 199.90
Forms Bd. 2 of the 1989 publication Deutsches Exilarchiv 1933-1945: Katalog der Bücher und Broschüren, which had documented the holdings in Frankfurt up to 1985. The present volume serves two functions: to supplement vol. 1 by representing the holdings from 1986-1995, and to include for the first time the Sammlung Exil-Literatur 1933-1945 held by the (formerly independent) Deutsche Bücherei Leipzig, so far as they do not duplicate citations already included in vol. 1. Together, the two volumes represent both collections and ongoing acquisitions from 1933-1995. Includes initial editions, later printings and translations of emigrants’ writings, editorial or illustration work and the production of exile publishers; also the “inner emigration” work of Jewish publishers and organizations in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia after 1933. Holding libraries and the item call nos. are noted. Includes indexes of persons and organizations, dedications, publishers or printing establishments, and topics. [RLK]

Duden: das große Buch der Zitate und Redewendungen / herausgegeben von der Dudenredaktion. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2002. 835 pp., illus. (some col.). ISBN 3411718013. € 34.90
Provides the meaning, usage and background of over 15,000 quotations and figures of speech from antiquity to the present. Arrangement is alphabetical by the significant word in the expression (e.g., “auf Herz und Nieren prüfen” is listed under “auf”); however, ample cross references ensure the reader’s success (e.g., there is a cross reference under “Herz…” to “auf Herz…). Scope is international, and while there are many entries from Latin and other languages, many are given in German. [RLK]

Duden: Kompaktwörterbuch deutsche Rechtschreibung / herausgegeben und bearbeitet von der Dudenredaktion. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2003. 431 pp. ISBN 341170571X. € 9.95.
A useful reference work for uniform usage under the new rules for orthography. While the rules allow choice among traditional and new forms in many cases, the Duden simplifies matters by presenting a single, allowable spelling and syllabication for each word. Thus greater consistency in writing is afforded without violating the Rechtschreibregeln. The work is presented as particularly valuable within a corporate setting aiming at easily obtainable uniformity as well as for individuals desiring less “work” in writing—Duden has already done the work. Not intended for school usage, because the variants are not presented. Introductory sections discuss the variants, punctuation, text processing, email and other topics. While the entries do not provide definitions, some usage examples are given. [RLK]

Duden: richtiges und gutes Deutsch: Wörterbuch der sprachlichen Zweifelsfälle. Der Duden in zwölf Bänden, 9. 5., neu bearbeitete Aufl., auf der Grundlage der neuen amtlichen Rechtschreibregeln. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2001. 983 pp. ISBN 3411040955.
€ 21.50
Since its original publication in 1965 as Hauptschwierigkeiten der deutschen Sprache, Duden has expanded the size of this title in its dictionary series by over 200 pages, along the way re-naming it to Duden Zweifelsfälle der deutschen Sprache (2. Aufl., 1972) before settling on the current title beginning with the 3. Aufl. Alphabetical arrangement of words and topics associated with ambiguous or erroneous usage. While most entries are relatively short, numerous lengthy articles delve in-depth into usage. [RLK]

Duden: vom deutschen Wort zum Fremdwort: Wörterbuch zum richtigen Fremdwortgebrauch / herausgegeben und bearbeitet von der Dudenredaktion. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2003. 552 p. ISBN 341171641X. € 19.90
Based in part on Duden: das grosse Fremdwörterbuch, this dictionary is arranged by words of Germanic origin, providing the corresponding words in German usage which are of foreign origin, together with definitions of those foreign words. In many cases, an illustrative sentence containing the foreign term is included. Example: Buchbesprechung. Rezension (kritische Besprechung eines Buches); eine ausführliche, sachkundige Rezension. [RLK]

Fechner, Dieter and Hedwig Völkerling. Thüringer Autoren der Gegenwart: ein Lexikon. 1. Aufl. Bucha bei Jena: quartus-Verlag, 2003. 223 pp., ports.
ISBN 3931505472. € 9.90
Aside from East German lexicons devoted to writers from the Gera and Erfurt regions published between 1974 and 1989, this is the first dictionary of Thuringian authors. Foundational work was done in 1995 by the now defunct Literaturbüro Thüringen and completed by the Thüringische Literaturhistorische Gesellschaft Palmbaum e.V. Criterion for inclusion was that the person be living in Thuringia since reunification and have published at least one non-specialist book. The scope thus goes beyond belles lettres proper but excludes purely professional literature. Articles are brief and bio-bibliographic in nature. Provides a glimpse into the post-Wende intellectual life of one of the former East German states. [RLK]

Gerlach, U. Henry. Gottfried Keller Bibliographie. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2003. 339 p. ISBN 3484108495. € 48
Complements Zippermann’s Gottfried Keller Bibliographie 1844-1934, although the presence of pre-1934 citations in Gerlach’s compilation make unclear to what extent, if any, it duplicates the former. In any case, Gerlach brings up to date the Keller literature. International in scope, it includes both primary and secondary works. The critical literature is organized by topic, including sections for criticism on specific Keller works. As the author notes, such an arrangement, while often helpful, is also subjective and problematic in many cases; however, a keyword index allows the reader to access words in the titles of secondary works, including personal names included as parts of the titles of such works, thus overcoming whatever shortcomings are inherent in a topical arrangement of citations. There is a separate index for authors of the secondary literature. [RLK]

Görner, Herbert, and Günter Kempcke, eds. Wörterbuch Synonyme. 3., überarbeitete Aufl. München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Velag, 2003. 834 p. ISBN 3423340061 (pbk.). € 15
Originally published in 1973 in East Germany (Leipzig) under the title Synonymwörterbuch: sinnverwandte Ausdrücke der deutschen Sprache, later published in West Germany by Heyne under the titles Das grosse Lexikon der Synonyme and Lexikon der Synonyme, the dictionary has now expanded by an additional 1,500 entries. [RLK]

Grub, Frank Thomas. “Wende” und “Einheit” im Spiegel der deutschsprachigen Literatur: ein Handbuch. Berlin; New York: de Gruyter, 2003. 2 vols.
ISBN 3110177757. € 148
An historical, critical and bibliographic overview of themes and issues relating to literature, reading, publishing and society vis-à-vis the period of and following German re-unification. Vol. 1 contains Grub’s discussion, which is interspersed with excerpts from literary and critical sources. It covers major themes, such as the plight of East German publishing following reunification, a conceptualization of Wendeliteratur, language, utopia, self, as well as sections devoted to the genres epic literature, lyric poetry and drama. Vol. 2 is a bibliography, not of cited works (which are referenced in footnotes as they occur) but of the qualitatively widely varying spectrum of writing and research on the gamut of experience surrounding this period in German life. It is divided into a section of primary literature organized by genres and formats, and a section of secondary works organized mainly by genres, with some topical break-outs and a concluding section of criticism of individual writers. [RLK]

Kraft, Thomas, ed. Lexikon der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur seit 1945 / begründet von Hermann Kunisch; fortgeführt von Herbert Wiesner, Sibylle Cramer und Dietz-Rüdiger Moser; neu herausgegeben von Thomas Kraft. Vollständig überarbeitete und aktualisierte Neuausg. des Lexikons der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur seit 1945. München: Nymphenburger, c2003. 2 vols. (1400 pp.). ISBN 348500989X. € 148
This is the latest edition of a standard bio-biographical dictionary of post-war German-language authors, first edited under a variant title by Hermann Kunisch in 1965. The dictionary has now doubled in size. Contributors to this edition include not only scholars but also contemporary authors such as Hans Christoph Buch, Wilhelm Genazino, Ursula Krechel, and others. This reference work competes with (and complements) the Kritisches Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLG). Although the latter has the advantage of more frequent loose-leaf (and now also online) updates, the LDG at the point of this review contained authors (e.g., Zuzsa Bánk) not yet included in the KLG. [RS]

Klimt, Andreas, ed. Kürschners deutscher Sachbuch-Kalender 2003/2004. 2. Jahrg. München: Saur, 2004. 2 vols. (1113 pp.). ISBN 359824181X. € 298
The second in its series, this newest Kürschners takes its place alongside its counterparts, the DeutscherMusik-Kalender (formerly Deutscher Musiker-Kalender), Deutscher Gelehrten-Kalender and Deutscher Literatur-Kalender. With biographical entries for over 8,500 living authors and citations to ca. 86,000 publications, this edition more than doubles the extent of the 2001/2002 issue. The focus is popular non-fiction literature written in German, as distinct from the specialized professional, pedagogical and scientific literature proper, which is represented in the Gelehrten-Kalender. Three quarters of the text is comprised of bio-bibliographical entries for authors, and there are cross references to entries in the other Kürschners. An appendix includes a Festkalender of birthday anniversaries from 2003-2008; a directory of publishers referenced within the entries; a thesaurus-based topical index, a geographical index by country/cities and a city-postal code index. [RLK]

Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache: das einsprachige Wörterbuch für alle, die Deutsch lernen / herausgegeben von Dieter Götz, Günther Haensch, Hans Wellmann, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Langenscheidt-Redaktion. Neubearbeitung. Berlin; New York: Langenscheidt, 2003. 1253 pp., illus. ISBN 3468490275 (€ 29.90) 3468967055 (pbk.: € 25.90)
Originally appearing ten years ago as Langenscheidts Grosswörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache: das neue eingsprachige Wörterbuch für Deutschlernende and going through several printings and revisions through 1998, this dictionary is back after five years with a slightly varied title and modest expansion. Intended for the student of German, the book provides entries (now in easier-to-read blue) with definitions, variants and combinations, examples of usage, selective illustrations and “Info-Fenster” focusing on specific words or phrases (indexed in the appendix). Geographic terms and irregular verbs tables in appendix. [RLK]

Lenz, Rudolf … [et al.]. Katalog der Leichenpredigten und sonstiger Trauerschriften im Sächsischen Staatsarchiv Leipzig. Marburger Personalschriften-Forschungen, vol. 37. Stuttgart: Steiner, 2003. 650 p. ISBN 3515083103. € 54
Lenz, Rudolf … [et al.]. Katalog der Leichenpredigten und sonstiger Trauerschriften in Krakauer Bibliotheken. Marburger Personalschriften-Forschungen, vol. 33. Stuttgart: Steiner, 2002. 216 p. ISBN 3515081925. € 35
With the volumes in this series, there are now at least nineteen such catalogs of funeral sermons and memorial addresses. The Leipzig catalog comprises 915 entries, the Cracow catalog 460, arranged alphabetically by name of the deceased. Entries include the latter’s occupation and birth and death dates, and the author and title of the sermon or address, as well as the holding institution and Signatur. Numerous indexes, by personal, corporate and geographical names, occupations, etc. provide myriad access points. [RLK]

Müller, Jan-Dirk, ed. Reallexikon der deutschen Literaturwissenschaft: Neubearbeitung des Reallexikons der deutschen Literaturgeschichte / gemeinsam mit Georg Braungart ... [et al.]. Berlin ; New York: de Gruyter, 1997-2003. 3 vols.
Based on the 1926 work of Merker and Stammler, which then was issued in a 2nd edition in 1955, the present title—completed in 2003 with vol. 3-- represents not only a 3rd edition of its predecessors, but also a conceptual clarification. That is to say, the new edition presents itself less as a “pure” German literary history than as an encyclopedia of German literary criticism, including but going beyond the content of literary history, to the concepts and methodology of Germanistik. Each article is organized into discrete sections: an opening brief definition; a longer Explikation which differentiates the variety of current application; Wortgeschichte which elaborates on the term’s historical development beyond and including the literary arena; Begriffsgeschichte, which elucidates the development of the concept; Sachgeschichte, which relates the literary history pertinent to the term; Forschungsgeschichte, that presents the research relating to it; and finally, a bibliography. [RLK]

Nemirovskij, Evgenij L. Gutenberg und der älteste Buchdruck in Selbstzeugnissen: Chrestomatie und Bibliographie, 1454-1550. Bibliotheca Bibliographica Aureliana, 202. Baden-Baden: Verlag Valentin Koerner, 2003. 214 pp. ISBN 3873207028
451 citations arranged by year then by author; as the title indicates, many of the entries include excerpts addressing the topic of the invention of printing and/or Gutenberg, usually in Latin, but also translated here into German. Indexes of personal names and places, as well as a systematic index by broad categories. [RLK]

Steiger, Johann Anselm, ed. Bibliographia Gerhardina 1601-2002 :Verzeichnis der Druckschriften Johann Gerhards (1582-1637) sowie ihrer Neuausgaben, Übersetzungen und Bearbeitungen / bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Johann Anselm Steiger, unter Mitwirkung von Peter Fiers. Doctrina et pietas: zwischen Reformation und Aufklärung: Texte und Untersuchungen. Abteil I, Johann Gerhard-Archiv, Bd. 9. Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: frommann-holzboog, 2003. 424 pp.: facsims., port.
ISBN 3772819303. € 326
First-ever bibliography of the one of the most prodigious Protestant theologians and church historians of the Baroque period. Full descriptions of 1,238 print titles, of which Gerhard was either the author or part-contributor. Each citation includes the name of the holding library—a very valuable inclusion for the researcher. Several indexes also enhance the analytic value of this bibliography: indexes of persons, printers and publishers, places of publication or printing, and uniform titles. An afterword by Johann Steiger provides a methodological and research context. [RLK]

Vierhaus, Rudolf, ed. Deutsche biographische Enzyklopädie (DBE). Bd. 13, Supplement. München: Saur, 2003. 502 pp. ISBN 3598231733. € 228
This volume supplements the 12-vol. set published between 1995 and 2000, providing 2,700 articles for previously unrepresented individuals or those deceased since the publication of the Nachträge in Bd. 11.1. Each article provides a biographical sketch as well as bibliographies as applicable. A quick-reference index of persons provides not only the location of their entries, but also articles in which he or she is secondarily mentioned. An index of place names with referenced persons who were born or died there rounds out the volume. Recommended for libraries holding the set. [RLK]

Vogel, Bernhard, ed. Der Freiheit das Wort: Literaturpreis der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 1993-2002. Sankt Augustin: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2002. 213 pp., col. illus. ISBN 3933714524. € 13
Documents the course of the prize since its inception: each laudation and acceptance address is reproduced here, along with a table indicating the honorees. Color photos of past festivities and a bio-bibliographic section on the honorees and their laudators completes the book. Another source of information on well-regarded contemporary literature in German. [RLK]

Wild, Henk de. Bibliographie der Sekundärliteratur zu Franz Fühmann. Frankfurt am Main; New York: Peter Lang, 2003. 317 pp. ISBN 3631396317. € 39
A primary and secondary bibliography of the East German writer who lived from 1922-1984. In addition to citing his own works (230 titles) and 30 interviews with Fühmann, the author has compiled coverage of 1,215 secondary titles from the period 1953-2000. The latter includes articles from newspapers in addition to the scholarly literature. Includes an index of authors and editors. [RLK]


Alvar Ezquerra, Manuel. Nuevo diccionario de voces de uso actual. Madrid: Arco Libros, 2003. 1371 p.; 25 cm. ISBN 8476355564: €57.20
Updated edition of the author’s dictionary of neologisms noted in our Fall 1994 issue (q. v.). Includes a list of neologisms cited in the first edition of the DVUA that were accepted into the 22nd edition of the Real Academia’s Diccionario de la lengua española (2001). [JKL]

Bengoechea, Mercedes. Sexismo y redacción periodística. Ed. Margarita Lliteras Poncel, Mercedes Bengoechea, María Luisa Calero Vaquera. Valladolid: Junta de Castilla y León, 2003. 213 p.; 24 cm. (Mujer e Igualdad. Guía de Estilo; 2) ISBN 849718131X: €6.00
A journalistic style guide to avoiding sexist language in Castilian. Includes a 14-page guide to terms to avoid with suggested replacements, a 30-page glossary, and a 5-page bibliography. [JKL]

Biblioteca Nacional (Madrid). Catálogo de manuscritos de la Biblioteca Nacional con poesía en castellano de los siglos XVI y XVII, VI. Manuscritos 10001 a 11025. Ed. Enrique Jerez. Madrid: Arco Libros, c2003. XXVII, [468] p.; 25 cm. ISBN 8476355440: €67.50.
A continuation of the major catalog of Golden Age poetic manuscripts at the Biblioteca Nacional noted in our Fall 1999 issue. Includes indices of codex numbers, authors (and attributions), descriptors, names, glossed verses, and first lines. [JKL]

Bregante, Jesús. Diccionario Espasa literatura española. [coordinad. Carolina Reoyo]. Madrid: Espasa, c2003. xviii, 1237 p.: ill. (some col.); 25 cm. (Diccionarios Espasa) ISBN 8467012722; LCCN 2004372935: €78.34
A dictionary of over 5500 articles covering mainly authors, but also literary movements and periods, schools, anonymous works, themes, concepts, and genres from all periods of the literatures of Spain, including writers in the “other” languages to the degree they had an impact on literature in Castilian. Latin American authors are excluded unless they adopted Spanish nationality or were most active in Spain; Spanish authors most active in exile are also omitted. Coverage of contemporary playwrights is highly selective. Literary works by known authors do not receive separate treatment, but are mentioned in the entry for the author. Includes cross references and an index of titles, but no bibliographical references to editions or secondary literature. This lack distinguishes it from its competitors (see Balay BE1451-1452, Walford7 3:#8284-8285). To be reviewed in RRE? [JKL]

Camarena Laucirica, Julio, & Chevalier, Maxime. Catálogo tipológico del cuento folklórico español, Tomo III: Cuentos regliogosos. Alcalá de Henares: Centro de Estudios Cervantinos, 2003. 371 p.; 25 cm. ISBN 8488333862: €46.12
Camarena Laucirica, Julio, & Chevalier, Maxime. Catálogo tipológico del cuento folklórico español, Tomo IV: Cuentos-novela. Alcalá de Henares: Centro de Estudios Cervantinos, 2003. 527 p.; 25 cm. ISBN 8488333854: €55.34
Successive volumes of the classed catalog of Spanish folk tales noted in our Spring 1998 issue, q. v. for methodology and structure. Volume III covers Aarne-Thompson numbers 750-845, adding 48 new types, while volume IV covers A-T numbers 850-996, adding 36 new types. Each volume includes a bibliography but no index. Note change of publisher. [JKL]

Conde Tarro, Germán. Diccionario de refráns. Correspondencias en castelán e francés. Vigo: Galaxia, 2001. 474 p.; 21 cm. ISBN: 8482884484: €22.90
A popular dictionary of Galician proverbs, with Castilian and French equivalents. Entries are arranged by category and are generally not sourced. Includes a 9-page bibliography and indices of categories and themes. [JKL]

[Hemeroteca Municipal de Madrid.] Publicaciones periódicas del siglo 19. Catálogo: España. [III:] Cataluña. Dir. Carlos Dorado Fernández. Hemeroteca Municipal de Madrid. Madrid: Ayuntamiento de Madrid, 2002. 378 p.: ill.; 25 cm. ISBN 8478125477 (v. 3): C16.32
- Publicaciones periódicas del siglo 19. Catálogo: España. [IV] Ceuta, Extremadura, Galicia, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra, La Rioja, Comunidad Valenciana, País Vasco. Dir. Carlos Dorado Fernández. Hemeroteca Municipal de Madrid. Madrid: Ayuntamiento de Madrid, 2002. 302 p.: ill.; 25 cm. ISBN 8478125469 (v. 4): €16.32(?)
Part of the Hemeroteca’s catalog of its historical holdings, noted in our Fall and Spring 2002 issues, these volumes continue the coverage of Spanish regions for the 19th century. Arranged geographically, the entries give physical descriptions and holdings. Each volume includes indices of subjects and titles, and facsimiles of selected title pages. [JKL]

Historia del teatro español. Javier Huerta Calvo (dir.). t. 1: De la Edad Media a los Siglos de Oro, Abraham Madroñal Durán, Héctor Urzáiz Tortajada (coords.); t. 2: Del siglo XVIII a la época actual, Fernando Doménech Rico, Emilio Peral Vega (coords.). Madrid: Gredos, c2003. 2 v. (3169 p.); 25 cm. (Manuales) ISBN 8424923944 (obra completa); ISBN 8424923928 (t. 1); ISBN 8424923936 (t. 2) €152.64.
A thorough history of Peninsular theater. Chapters by divers Spanish academics (not listed separately) cover topics chronologically, e. g., theory, reception and transmission, theater in other languages, and authors and their works, and conclude with separate bibliographies. Both volumes contain chronological tables, and volume 2 includes indices of subjects and persons. [JKL]

Lengua y discurso sexista. Ed. Margarita Lliteras Poncel, María Luisa Calero Vaquera ... [et al.]. Valladolid: Junta de Castilla y León, 2003. 254 p.; 24 cm. (Mujer e Igualdad. Guía de Estilo; 1) ISBN 8497181301: €6.00
Discussions of sexist and non-sexist terminology in Castilian. Includes a 70-page glossary of terms and a 21-page bibliography, but no index. [JKL]

Munteanu [Colán], Dan, & Marín, Rafael Rodríguez. Bibliografía básica y selectiva de lingüística románica. Alcalá de Henares, Madrid: Universidad de Alcalá; [Las Palmas de Gran Canaria]: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Servicio de Publicaciones, c2003. 305 p. ; 24 cm. ISBN 8481385468 (pbk.): €20.55.
A selective, classed, unannotated bibliography of Romance linguistics. Includes an index of authors. [JKL]

Pariente, Angel. Diccionario bibliográfico de la poesía española del siglo XX. Sevilla: Renacimiento, 2003. 319 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8484721094; LCCN 2003379437: €28.22
A primary and secondary bibliography of 20th-century poets from Spain, no matter what language they used; also included are movements’ anthologies, e. g., Modernismo or Postimo. The first edition of each book of poetry is recorded, but not subsequent personal anthologies or collected works unless they include new poems or are rare. The selective secondary references include not only books but also reviews in newspapers’ cultural supplements—a notable feature in the Hispanicist field. Includes no general bibliography or index. [JKL]

Piedrafita Salgado, Fernando. Bibliografía del exilio republicano español (1936-1939). Madrid: Fundación Universitaria Española, 2003. 256 p.; 24 cm. (Publicaciones de la Fundación Universita. Española. Archivo 2a. República en el Exilio; 7) ISBN 8473925165: €10.05
An author list of works published by Republican exiles and of works about their exile. The separate lists of anonymous and collective works appear to be in random order. No index. [JKL]

Rodríguez Somolinos, Helena. Diez años de publicaciones de filología griega en España (1991-2000). Madrid: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, 2003. 436 p.; 24 cm. (Estudios de la UNED) ISBN: 8436248368: €40.14
A supplement, for ancient Greek philology, to the Bibliografía de los estudios clásicos en España (Madrid: Sociedad Española de Estudios Clásicos, 1995), this classed, unannotated bibliography of Spanish imprints covers related titles in philosophy, religion, mythology, history, the classical tradition, and teaching in these fields. Includes indices of subjects and authors. [JKL]

Ruiz Pérez, Pedro. Manual de estudios literarios de los Siglos de Oro. Madrid: Castalia, 2003. 478 p.; 25 cm. (Castalia Universidad; 2) ISBN 8497400879: €26.00
A categorical rather than chronological or author-based guide to the study of Spanish Golden Age literature. Each chapter ends with a bibliography. Includes indices of subjects and authors and anonymous works. [JKL]

Ruzicka Kenfel, Veljka; Vázquez García, Celia, Lorenzo García, Lourdes. Guía práctica sobre investigación de literatura infantil y juvenil en España. Oviedo: Septem Ediciones, 2003. 181 p.; 21 cm. ISBN 8495687461: €41.80
The bulk of this book is devoted to a directory of Spanish researchers and institutions in the field of children’s literature. Also includes an introductory bibliography of secondary literature in English, a directory of institutions in German-speaking and other countries, a webography, and a list of Spanish theses in progress. No index. [JKL]

Vauchelle, Aline. Les ouvrages en langue espagnole publiés en France au temps de la première guerre carliste: 1834-1840. Aix-en-Provence: Publications de l'université de Provence, 2003. 214 p.; 21 cm. (Mondes ibériques) ISBN 2853995399: € 22 EUR
A chronological catalog of 538 French imprints in Spanish in the late 1830s, supplementing the author’s thesis on the previous 20 years. The introduction surveys Spanish publishing in France of the period. Entries are copied from the Bibliographie de la France and are assigned subject headings and DDC classes; they also indicate the sources of dating information. Includes indices of authors and anonymous titles, and of translators, and a 6-page bibliography. [JKL]


Baroni, Giorgio, & Puppo, Mario. Manuale critico-bibliografico per lo studio della letteratura italiana. 5. ed. Torino: SEI, 2002. x, 673 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8805026662: €24.80
Revision of a bibliographical study guide to Italian literature previously authored by Puppo. The first part treats bibliographical reference works, the second covers methodology, the third language, the fourth a survey of Italian literature, and the fifth major authors. Includes an index of primary authors and critics. [JKL]

Bono, Gianni. Guida al fumetto italiano. 2. ed. Milano: Epierre, 2003. 2 v. (2143 p.): col. ill; 25 cm. + 1 fasc. (Title: Pagine azzurre. 63 p.). No ISBN: €250.00
According to the Casalini blurb, the first edition of this buying guide to comics published in Italy appeared in 1994; it is now revised, enlarged, and updated, issued in a case, including a fascicle consisting of a directory, with ads, of publishers, bookshops, libraries, museums, reviews, fairs, etc. specializing in comic books. There are entries for titles, series, and characters, offering bibliographical and publishing information and price ranges. Includes cross references, but no index. [JKL]

Eurispes, Istituto di studi politici economici e sociali. Rapporto Italia 2003: percorsi di ricerca nella società italiana: povertà/ricchezza, legalità/illegalità, anima/corpo, cittadinanza/sudditanza, improviazion/preparazione, identità/differenze. Roma: EURISPES, 2003. 1303 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8887576106: €52.00
An annual compilation and analysis of Italian social statistics focusing on varying themes indicated in the subtitle; the vectors for the 2001 volume were centro/periferia, vecchio/nuovo, naturale/artificiale, Superfluo/Necessario, Rumore/Silenzio, Guerra/ Pace. The 6 chapters conclude with annotated tables and charts. Includes an index of names and a 12-page general bibliography and webography. [JKL]

Messina, Claudio Maria. Guida ragionata alle librerie antiquarie e d'occasione d’Italia. 6. ed. aggiornata. Roma: Robin, 2003. 411 p.; 20 cm. (I libri grigi; 2) ISBN 8873710042: €17.00
A geographically arranged directory of second-hand and rare book dealers in Italy, whose first edition was published in 1987, according to the Casalini blurb. Entries indicate address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, web site URL, online catalog, if credit cards are accepted, hours, and specialties. The geographical index acts as a table of contents; there is also an index of bookstores. [JKL]

Oplepiana: dizionario di letteratura potenziale. Ed. Raffaele Aragona; Bologna: Zanichelli, 2002. 207 p.; 22 cm. ISBN 8808076776: €18.00
After a brief historical introduction to OPLEPO, the Italian offshoot of the French Oulipo, this dictionary defines and illustrates the forms characteristic of this experimental literature à contraintes, e. g. palindromo or lipogramma. “The [illustrative] literary texts are by various writers belonging to OPLEPO, Opificio di letteratura potenziale, the Italian version of [the] Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle [Oulipo]”, according to the back cover (& Casalini) blurb. An “oplepiana” bibliography lists the sources of most of the texts in the Biblioteca oplepiana, where they first appeared fuori commercio. Includes brief bio-bibliographies of the authors qutoed, as well as a 6-page general bibliography and an index of names. [JKL]

Rendina, Claudio, & Paradisi, Donatella. La grande guida delle strade di Roma: storia, arte, segreti, leggende, curiosità delle vie e delle piazze di rioni, quartieri e suburbi urbani. Roma: Newton & Compton, 2003. 1435 p.: ill.; 24 cm. (Guide insolite; 40) ISBN 8882897397; LCCN: 2003375772: €25.00
An historical street guide to the Eternal City. Entries indicate location and etymology. Includes a 17-page bibliography and an index of place names, but no maps. [JKL]

Storia della letteratura italiana contemporanea. Saggio introduttivo: Giorgio Luti; testi critici: Neuro Bonifazi; ordinamenti bio-bibliografici: Rodolfo Tommasi. Arezzo: Helicon, 2003. 522 p.; 21 cm. ISBN 8887837384: €40.00
A history of contemporary Italian literature arranged by genre that devolves into a bio-bibliography of blurbs for little-known and/or house authors; cf. the same publisher’s Dizionario degli autori italiani del secondo Novecento, noted in our Spring 2003 issue. Includes an index of author’s names. [JKL]

Vocabolario della lingua italiana: Sinonimi e contrari. Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2003. xxxiv, 1169 p.: ill.; 29 cm.No ISBN: [€135(?)]
A monolingual desk dictionary of Italian that provides traditional lexicographical information (pronunciation, variants, etymology, grammatical category, morphology, field of usage, definitions) as well as synonyms and antonyms and their use in phrases, with unsourced illustrative quotations. Inset boxes cover related terms or semantic fields; inset maps show geographical distribution of usage. [JKL]

Vocabolario della lingua italiana: il visuale, italiano-inglese. Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2003. xxiii, 996 p.: ill.; 29 cm. [€135(?)]
A large, heavy Italian-English picture dictionary with colored plates, identified by Casalini as “the first edition in Italian of the Nouveau Dictionnaire Visuel published by Quebec Amerique International”. Covers the sciences, daily life, society, and sports. Includes indices of Italian and English terms. [JKL]


Gross, Manfred, & Telli, Daniel. Romansch-English, English-Romansch: dictionary and phrasebook. New York: Hippocrene Books, c2000. x, 193 p.; 18 cm. ISBN 0781807786; LCCN: 9947050: $12.95
A pocket dictionary and phrasebook of Raeto-Romance (variant unspecified). Entries show only pronunciation, gender, and semantic equivalent. A 9-page grammar preceding the lexicon mentions only 6 irregular verbs. The appendix covers such categories as countries & adjectival forms, Swiss coins, measures, etc. [JKL]

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