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New Publications of Note

Column Editor: Robert L. Kusmer

WESS Newsletter
Fall 2006
Vol. 30, no. 1


JKL = Jeffry K. Larson

RLK = Robert L. Kusmer



Bibliographie des écrivains français/Bibliographica (ISSN 1245-2505) Paris; Roma: Memini. No. 27: Rouget, François. Pierre de Ronsard. 2005. 527 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8886609486: • 89

Another installment in a series of classed annotated bibliographies on French literary authors whose first number was noted in our Spring 1996 issue (see also our Spring 2000, Fall 2001 and 2002, and Spring 2003 issues). Includes indices of keywords, outstanding studies, theses, authors of book reviews, and authors and translators. The series editors‚ preface is dated 1997. [JKL]

Charpentreau, Jacques. Dictionnaire de la poésie française. Paris: Fayard, 2006. 1173 p.; 25 cm. ISBN 2213624852: • 89

A copious encyclopedia of poetical (and general literary) forms, genres, and movements and related phenomena. The 564 articles contain many extended illustrative examples. Includes cross-refererences and an index of personal names, but, hélas, no bibliography. Cf. Pougeoise, infra. [JKL]

Daughters of Sarah: anthology of Jewish women writing in French. Eds. Eva Martin Sartori & Madeleine Cottenet-Hage. Teaneck, NJ: Holmes & Meier; London: In association with European Jewish Publication Society, 2006. xxxii, 271 p.; 23 cm. ISBN 0841914362 (hardcover): $45, 0841914451 (pbk.); $20

Co-edited by WESS chair emerita Eva Sartori, this admirable anthology defines and describes the field of Jewish women "writing [in French] from within and about a Jewish community" and imprinted by their Jewish experience. The keynote is identity: personal, gender, ethnic, religious, linguistic, cultural. The bulk of the translated selections, largely excerpts of larger works, focus on or are at least inflected by the Holocaust. Each of the 21 authors represented has a brief bio-bibliography signed by one of 17 contributors, mostly North American academics, and one of whom is also anthologized. Also includes a bibliography of 64 other Jewish women writing in French. [JKL]

Dubois, Jean; Mitterand, Henri; Dauzat, Albert. Dictionnaire étymologique et historique du français. Paris: Larousse, 2006. 893 p.; 18 cm. ISBN 2035826993: • 12

In an almost pocket-sized edition, a revision of Dauzat's warhorse [Balay AC348, Walford7 v.3/#5814], but without the 35-page Introduction. [JKL]

Hocq, Christian. Dictionnaire d'histoire politique du XXe siècle. Paris: Ellipses, 2005. 1052 p.; ill. (maps); 25 cm. ISBN 2729826866 • 45

Almost 1000 entries covering political and other history from l'affaire Dreyfus to 9/11. Articles on people, ideologies, policies, and notions conclude with cross-references and selective bibliographies. Includes a 2-page general bibliography, but no index. [JKL]

Jullien, Claudia. Dictionnaire de la Bible dans la littérature française: figures, thèmes, symboles, auteurs. Paris: Vuibert, c2003. 490 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 2711784495: • 45

A guide to Biblical elements reflected in French literature. The more than 200 articles cite more than 100 authors and 450 titles. Includes a 6-page bibliography, cross-references, but no index. [JKL]

Jung, Edmond. L‚Alsadico: 22000 mots et expressions français-alsacien. Strasbourg: Nuée bleue, 2006. 606 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 2716506868: • 25

A posthumous popular French-Alsatian dictionary, preceded by a guide to Alsatian spelling, pronunciation, and grammar, and followed by lists of Alsatian names of communes and forenames. No bibliography. [JKL]

Lemonier, Marc. Balades policières dans Paris. Paris: Nouveau monde, 2006. 223 p.; 22 cm. ISBN 2847361456: • 23

See where Michel Poiccard (J.-P. Belmondo) is gunned down by les flics in A bout de souffe; see where Jean Seberg's body was found (in real life, not in a movie). A tour guide to mostly fictional crime scenes in the City of Light, arranged geographically, from the Quai des Orfèvres to Ménilmontant. Includes keyed maps and indices of titles of fiction (including graphic) and literary studies, films and téléfilms, and television series. [JKL]

Mondes francophones: Auteurs et livres de langue française depuis 1990. Ed. Dominique Wolton. Paris: ADPF, 2006. 734 p.; 25 cm. ISBN 2914935714: • 23

On the occasion of francofffonies!, the Francophone festival celebrated in France (March-October 2006), the Association pour la diffusion de la pensée française, a unit of the Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, has published a list of 4650 titles by 4360 extra-Hexagonal authors from 133 countries on 5 continents. Entries include a bibliographical description and brief summary, and are arranged geographically, then by broad subject, usually "Littérature" or "Sciences Humaines", and then by author. Unfortunately, some translations are included. Includes an index of names. [JKL]

Pougeoise, Michel. Dictionnaire de poétique. Paris: Belin, 2006. 475 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 2701133734: • 24.90

A selective dictionary of poetics, i. e., literary creation and discourse about literary objects, with a number of illustrative texts. Includes a 3-page bibliography, cross-references, but no index. Cf. Charpentreau, supra. [JKL]

Raimbault, Jean-Claude. Les disparus du XXe: Les 10 000 mots disparus, les 18 000 mots apparus au XXe siècle. Nantes: Éditions du Temps, 2006. 399 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 2842743520: • 22

Lists of deletions and additions in successive editions of the Petit Larousse illustré [Balay AC333, Walford7 v.3/#5796] from 1906 to 2002, including the foreign expressions in the pages roses. Includes occasional definitions, comments, and explications, and tables of statistics by various categories. [JKL]

Rouiller, François. 100 mots pour voyager en science-fiction. Paris: Empêcheurs de penser en rond, 2006. 528 p.; 21 cm. (100 mots pour) ISBN 2846711151: • 18

A selective guide to international, multimedia SF by means of thematic or categorical articles. Includes cross-references and an index of authors‚ names and titles cited. [JKL]

Université Paris 7-Denis-Diderot. Institut de la pensée contemporaine (Paris). Agenda de la pensée contemporaine: Printemps-été 2006. Ed. François Jullien. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 2006. viii, 149 p.(Libelles) ISBN 2130556450: • 12

Marketed and cataloged as a book, this trimestrial publication that started in the spring of 2005 (ISBN: 2130551386) surveys non-literary thought in France by means of book and film reviews. The issue in hand has the following rubrics: Technique/Science/Métaphysique; République/Totalitarisme/"Impo–li–tique"/Athènes; Pein–ture/Cinéma; Débats, followed by a list of books and films reviewed in the current issue and in 2005. [JKL]

Vocabulaire des études francophones: Les concepts de base. Eds, Michel Beniamino & Lise Gauvin. Limoges: PULIM. Presses universitaires de Limoges, 2005. 210 p.; 24 cm. (Francophonies) ISBN: 2842873645: • 20

A glossary of terms as they apply to Francophone studies. The signed entries end with selected bibliographies. Includes cross-references, and indices of names and of notions, places, and languages. [JKL]

Merle, Pierre. Argot, verlan et tchatches. Nouv. ed. Toulouse: Milan, c2006. 63 p.: ill.; 18 cm. (Essentiels Milan; 85) ISBN 2745920847: • 5.50

A pocket guide on how not to be taken for a bagouze in Paname. Includes a 2-page lexicon as well as a 2-page biblography/filmography, and an index of terms discussed. [JKL]

Merle, Pierre, Mots de passe: Dictionnaire de l'argot de la prostitution. Lausanne: Favre, 2005. 207 p.; 23 cm. ISBN 2828908356: • 18

By a prolific pop lexicographer, this informal glossary of Parisian prostitutes‚ slang assumes its public averti is familiar with such classical terms as maquereau or pipe (no entry for the former, while the latter is listed under its definite article). Occasionally supplies sources, some "live", i. e., overheard in bars. Includes a 2-page bibliography and cross-references, but no index. [JKL]


Nutt-Kofoth, Rüdiger and Bodo Plachta, eds. Editionen zu deutschsprachigen Autoren als Spiegel der Editionsgeschichte. Bausteine zur Geschichte der Edition, Bd. 2. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2005. 470 pp. ISBN 3484297026 (pbk.). • 84

An assessment of the edition-bibliography of twenty-one literary authors written by as many scholars, from Brecht to Trakl, with a bonus chapter on electronic editions. Each chapter provides a bibliographic overview followed by specific assessments of the various works editions of that author, concluding with a bibliography of the editions and secondary bibliographic studies. [RLK]

Frey, Pascal. Was lesen? Ein Lexikon zur deutschen Literatur. Bern: h.e.p., 2003. 260 pp. ISBN 3039050427 (pbk.). • 14

A quick-reference synopsis of over 400 works of German literature (novels, short stories, autobiographical works, drama and theory) from Grimmelshausen to the present. What makes this work particularly valuable to the student, in addition to the information provided in the articles, is the topical index. Each of the works of literature is analyzed topically into one or more thematic categories (e.g. "DDR," "Glaube," "Identität: wer bin ich?" etc.), making the student's ever-elusive search for literature by topic a little easier. Additionally, there is a period and genre breakdown showing all the selected titles in an historical and formal context. A chronology and author index with titles rounds out the offering. Bibliographies are not included. [RLK]

Hanna, Christian M. Gottfried Benn Bibliographie: Sekundärliteratur, 1957-2003 / unter Mitarbeit von Ruth Winkler. Berlin; New York: de Gruyter, 2006. ISBN 3110186667. • 98

The first Benn bibliography since Lohner's Gottfried Benn: Bibliographie 1912-1956 (Wiesbaden: Limes, 1958). Hanna's compilation encompasses 2,521 alphabetically arranged citations to the secondary literature on this significant voice in 20th century German poetry. Indexes of work titles, topics and named persons, and serial titles provide multiple access points to the content. [RLK]

Dornemann, Axel. Flucht und Vertreibung aus den ehemaligen deutschen Ostgebieten in Prosaliteratur und Erlebnisbericht seit 1945: eine annotierte Bibliographie. Hiersemanns bibliographische Handbücher, Bd. 17. Stuttgart: Hiersemann, 2005. 376 pp., col. map on lining paper. ISBN 3777205133. • 230

Through its 2,000 annotated entries, the bibliography covers publications relating to or providing first-hand accounts of the sorry post-war "aftershock" of forced expulsions of Germans from formerly occupied eastern regions. The main section is alphabetically arranged by author, with a following section on omnibus volumes and anthologies; additionally, a short supplement section and a bibliography on the treatment of the topic in literature (found in the introductory essay) complete the entries. Several indexes unlock the content: by expelled-from regions, by prose genres (type of account, etc.), by towns and regions, and by publishers. One other index extracts works that appeared in the Soviet-controlled occupation zones of Germany and in the GDR from 1946-1990. [RLK]

Gabel, Gernot U. Daniel Casper von Lohenstein, 1635-1683: Bibliographie zu Leben und Werk, bis 2000. Hürth: Edition Gemini, 2005. 112 pp. ISBN 3922331467 (pbk.): • 29

Gabel presents a primary and secondary bibliography by categories of the Silesian Baroque dramatist. Includes author index. [RLK]

Bluhme, Hermann. Etymologisches Wörterbuch des deutschen Grundwortschatzes. LINCOM Handbücher der Sprachwissenschaft, 20. München: LINCOM Europa, 2005. 681 pp. ISBN 3895868051. • 124

Using as a base vocabulary 3,800 native morphemes, Bluhme has constructed an interesting dictionary comprised of a main section whose entries systematically detail their etymologies and phonological/morphological information. Aside from that, there is an extensive supplemental section which includes, among other things, onomatopoeic words, a list of palindromes, foreign words by language, words by major semantic groupings and a bibliography. [RLK]

Jochums, Gabriele. Bibliographie Friedrich Wilhelm I.: Schrifttum von 1688 bis 2005. Veröffentlichungen aus dem Archiven Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Arbeitsberichte, 6. Berlin: Selbstverlag des Geheimen Staatsarchivs PK, 2005. 230 pp., port. ISBN 3923579071. • 28.50

In addition to citations to primary sources for correspondence and official writings, the bibliography provides topically arranged secondary citations that should lay the groundwork for further research on the often overlooked "soldier king" who ruled Prussia from 1713 until his death in 1740. [RLK]

Stock, Karl F., Rudolf Heilinger, Marylène Stock. Mozart Bibliographien: selbstständige und versteckte Bibliographien und Nachschlagewerke zu Leben und Werk Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts und seiner Familie. 2., erweiterte Ausg. München: Saur, 2006.

Since the publication of the 1st edition in 1991, this bibliography of bibliographies on Mozart and his family has grown by nearly 600 entries, themselves easily representing upwards of 15,000 individual titles. Included are "hidden bibliographies," independent bibliographies, catalogs, discographies and filmographies, and reference works. This is part of the larger series of "Personalbibliographien österreichischer Persönlichkeiten." Title page and preface are in both German and English. [RLK]

Jockers, Angelika. Lexikon der deutschsprachigen Krimi-Autoren / unter Mitarbeit der aufgenommenen Autorinnen und Autoren, herausgegeben von Angelika Jockers unter Mitarbeit von Reinhard Jahn. 2., aktualisierte und erw. Aufl. München: Verlag der Criminale, 2005. 301 pp. ISBN 3865200931 (pbk.). • 26

This 2nd, updated edition provides information on over 600 living German crime story writers, including all current members of "Das Syndikat" and "Sisters in Crime" as well as unaffiliated writers. The brief entries include biographical information and a bibliography of works. Many include contact information as well. [RLK]

Kohlheim, Rosa and Volker. Duden Familiennamen: Herkunft und Bedeutung. 2. Aufl. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, 2005. 960 pp., illus. (some col.), col. maps. ISBN 3411708522. • 24.95

The expanded 2nd ed. of this reference book originally published in 2000 includes information on 20,000 surnames. New to this edition is the inclusion of the names of 700 internationally known persons from the arts and literature, sports and science. [RLK]

Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde: mit einer Einführung in die Familiennamenkunde von Rudolf Schützeichel. 6., durchgesehene und bibliographisch aktualisierte Aufl. Berlin; New York: de Gruyter, 2006. 622 pp. ISBN 3110180324 (pbk.). • 39.95

Nearly a quarter century since the appearance of the last edition, De Gruyter has issued an updated edition of Gottschald's long-standing reference work, which was first published in 1932. Both Schützeichel's substantive introduction to family names and the bibliography have been updated, complementing Gottschald's dictionary of names. [RLK]

Müther, Karl-Heinz. Bibliographie Arno Schmidt. 8. Nachlieferung. Bibliographien zur deutschen Literaturgeschichte, Bd. 1 (8. Nachlieferung). Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2006. 111 p. ISBN 3895285501 (pbk.). • 18.50

The latest in the succession of update editions being compiled every one to two years. The series, published since 1992, provides coverage beginning in 1949. [RLK]

Duden. Die deutsche Rechtschreibung / herausgegeben von der Dudenredaktion, auf der Grundlage der neuen amtlichen Rechtschreibregeln. Der Duden in zwölf Bänden, Bd. 1. 24., völlig neu bearbeitete und erw. Aufl. Mannheim: Dudenverlag, c2006. 1,216 p. ISBN 3411040149 (text only): • 20, 3411709243 (text + CD-ROM): • 25.50, 3411065354 (CD-ROM only): • 19.95.

A distinguishing and valuable feature of this latest edition is the Dudenempfehlung, i.e., Duden's recommended choice in those cases in which the rules of orthographic reform allow for an optional authorized form. New to this edition is enhanced color coding. The recommendation is highlighted in yellow, all new forms are in red type, headings at the top of information boxes focusing on "difficult" cases and situations with specific rules are highlighted in dark blue, and references to a section of rule clarifications in light blue (of course the basic typeface of the text as a whole is black). The text of the rules, which became mandatory on August 1, 2006, are included at the end of the book. [RLK]

Friedrich, Jesko. Phraseologisches Wörterbuch des Mittelhochdeutschen: Redensarten, Sprichwörter und andere feste Wortverbindungen in Texten von 1050-1350. Reihe Germanistische Linguistik, 264. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2006. 490 pp. ISBN 3484312645 (pbk.). • 122.

A dictionary of proverbs, idioms, salutations, farewells and maledictions alphabetically arranged by keyword. Corpus of entries drawn from several hundred texts from the period 1050-1350, comprising the genres of Minnesang, heroic epic, Arthurian romances and non-fiction literature. A lengthy essay on the identification, classification and lexicography of phrases in historic sources precedes the dictionary section. [RLK]

Kugli, Ana and Michael Opitz, eds. Brecht Lexikon. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2006. 288 pp. ISBN 3476020916. • 39.95

From Theodor Adorno to Arnold Zweig, this illustrated volume contains alphabetically arranged, signed articles on people, places, corporate bodies, literary works (unfortunately arranged by initial article when present) and topics associated with Brecht. A chronology and brief bibliography round out the work. [RLK]

Childress, Dawn. Globalisierung: eine ausgewählte Bibliographie auf Deutsch. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. 97 pp.

An alphabetically arranged list of citations to German works focusing on the political, economic, cultural and individual aspects of globalization, gleaned mainly from the catalogs of Die Deutsche Bibliothek, the Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog and WorldCat. [RLK]


Almela, Ramón ... [et al.]. Frecuencias del español: diccionario y estudios léxicos y morfológicos. Madrid: Editorial Universitas, 2005. 591 p. ; 24 cm. ISBN 8479911719: $39.26

After analyses of the most frequent terms in Castilian, we have: from the corpus CUMBRE, the 10,000 most frequent forms and the 5,000 most frequent lemmas both arranged by frequency, the 5,000 most frequent lemmas arranged by grammatical category and sorted by frequency, the 500 most frequent combinations of two words arranged by frequency, the the 500 most frequent combinations of three words arranged by frequency, and a list of co-occurences of mujer and hombrre. Includes a 5-page bibliography, but no alphabetical index. [JKL]

Camacho Rojo, José María. La Tradición clásica en las literaturas iberoamericanas del Siglo XX: bibliografía analítica. [Granada]: Universidad de Granada, 2004. (Monográfica. Biblioteca de humanidades. Estudios clásicos; 17) ISBN 8433831461: • 6.73

A classed, occasionally annotated bibliography of studies on Greco-Roman themes and models in 20th-century Peninsular and Latin American literatures. N. B.: Although there are sections for such authors as Garcia Lorca and Saramago, the OCLC cataloging limits this title to "Latin American" literature, an apparent mistranslation of "iberoamericanas". [JKL]

Cantera Ortiz de Urbina, Jesús. Diccionario Akal del refranero latino. Tres Cantos, Madrid: Akal Ediciones, c2005. 415 p.; 25 cm. (Akal diccionarios; 42) ISBN 8446012960: $39.93

A collection of Latin proverbs and fixed phrases with sources, equivalents, and explanations in Castilian. Includes a reverse Castilian-Latin section and an index of themes and keywords in both languages. [JKL]

Carbonell Basset, Delfín. Diccionario de clichés: manual-guía de la principal y actual fraseología tópica castellana, con lugares comunes, locuciones inertes, símiles manidos, metáforas muertas, modismos trillados, bordones conversacionales, colocaciones hueras y partículas expletivas; cómo identificarlos, evitarlos y, quizá, erradicarlos; documentados históricament con citas literarias y periodísticas. Barcelona: Ediciones del Serbal, 2006. ISBN 8476284888: $40.70

A style guide to clichés and commonplaces in Castilian. The long entries (ca. 1 page) offer critical observations and sourced illustrative quotations. Includes a 34-page bibliography and cross-references, but no index. [JKL]

Colección Literatura breve

14: Teatro frívolo y teatro selecto: la producción teatral de editorial Cisne, Barcelona, 1935-1943. Eds, Julia María Labrador et al. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2005. 284 p.: ill.; 22 cm + 1 disco compacto (CD-ROM) ISBN 8400083695: • 25

15: La Novela de hoy, la novela de noche y el folletín divertido: la labor editorial de Artemio Precioso. Eds. Julia María Labradoret al. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2005. 370 p.: ill.; 22 cm + 1 disco compacto (CD-ROM) ISBN 8400083857: • 29.81

Two more installments in the series of surveys and indices of early 20th-century popular literature series previously noted in our Spring 2001 and Fall 2003 issues, and reviewed in RRE. [JKL]

Diccionario bibliográfico de la metalexicografía del español: (orígenes - año 2000). Ignacio Ahumada, dirección y edición. Jaén: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Jaén, [2006]. 382 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8484392899: $53.80

An unannotated bibliography of works on Spanish lexicography, whose 3444 entries are arranged in alphabetical order by author, preceded by an 82-page detailed classed subject index (but without a keyword index). Also includes indices of works reviewed. [JKL]

Diccionario de la lengua española. Ed. Victor Marsá. Madrid: Espasa, c2005. XII, 1429 p.; 25 cm. (Espasa léxicos) ISBN 8467019468: $48.32

A monolingual desk dictionary with, according to the publisher's backcover blurb, more than 50,000 entries, more than 150,000 definitions, more than 7000 grammatical notes, more than 5000 Americanisms, and conjugation tables. Entries provide grammatical categories, reference to the conjugation tables, levels and domains of usage, compound terms and fixed phrases, and unsourced illustrative quotations. No critical apparatus. [JKL]

Diccionario panhispánico de dudas. Madrid: Real Academia Española: Asociación de Academias de Lengua Española, c2005. XXXI, 848 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8429406239: $40.46

The product of the cooperation of language academies in 20 countries (including the Philippines), this is an authoritative normative dictionary of problem terms and grammatical usages. In appendix: conjugation tables, lists of abbreviations, symbols, and of countries and capitals and the names of their inhabitants, as well as a glossary of linguistic terms and a 76-page bibliography. Includes cross-references but no general index. [JKL]

Dicionario da critica feminista. Eds. Ana Gabriela Macedo & Ana Luísa Amaral. Lisboa: Edicoes Afrontamento , 2005. 195 p.; 25 cm. (Colecção dicionarios) ISBN 9723607581: $28

More of an encyclopedia than a dictionary, this is an attempt to translate and analyse in a Lusophone context concepts from largely Anglo-Saxon and French sources. The occasionally signed entries end with selected bibliographies. Includes a 3-page general bibliography and cross-references, but no index. [JKL]

Dicionário sinónimos e antónimos língua portuguesa. Lisboa: Texto editores, 2005. 1049 p.; 25 cm. (Colecção Universal) ISBN 9724728447: $48

A popular dictionary of synonyms and antonyms, offering, according to the backcover blurb, over 95,000 entries, 450,000 synonyms, and almost 16,000 antonyms from the Portuguese used in Europe, Brazil, and Africa. Includes lists of antonyms and of barbarisms. [JKL]

Diccionario de perífrasis verbales. ed. Luis García Fernández. Madrid: Editorial Gredos, c2006. 306 p.; 25 cm. (Biblioteca románica hispánica. V, Diccionarios; 27) ISBN 842492794X: $32.77

A scholarly dictionary aimed both at specialists and the general public that covers auxiliary verbal constructions in Castilian. Each of the usually multi-page entries offers the construction's meaning, and may define its structure, describe its syntax, and summarize the theoretical discussion of its status, and offers a brief scholarly bibliography. Americanisms are listed but not treated in detail. Includes a 45-page presentation of the field with its own 2-page bibliography, cross-references, a 5-page general bibliography, and 6 indices of different linguistic aspects of the entries. [JKL]

González Subías, José Luis. Catálogo de estudios sobre el teatro romántico español y sus autores: fuentes bibliográficas. Madrid: Fundación Universitaria Española, 2005. 351 p.: ill.; 29 cm. (Publicaciones de la Fundacion Universitaria Española. Colección de investigaciones bibliográficas sobre autores españoles; 9) ISBN: 8473925866:

A classed, unannotated bibliography of 5330 works on Spanish romantic drama. Includes an index of authors of the critical works. [JKL]

Gran enciclopedia cervantina, v. 2: Auden-Casa de los Celos. Carlos Alvar, director. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid): Centro de Estudios Cervantinos; Madrid: Editorial Castalia, [2006] 925-1966 p.; 26 cm. ISBN 8497401816 (vol. 2): $69

Volume 2 of the ambitious encyclopedia to be complete in 10 volumes covering all aspects of Cervantes, his work, and his world and legacy, first noted in our Spring 2006 issue. The article on W. H. Auden is 2 pages long, that on Jane Austen is over 4 pages, and that on Paul Auster 1 pages! [JKL]

Moreno Martínez, Matilde. Diccionario lingüístico-literario. Madrid: Editorial Castalia, c2005. 403 p.; 21 cm. (Castalia Instrumenta didàctica; 1) ISBN: 8497401700 :$24.50

A secondary-level glossary of terms in philology and literary studies, applied informatics, and librarianship. The 1993 entries cover ca. 5000 terms, and include brief illustrative quotations and cross-references; no bibliography or index. [JKL]

Muñoz Cáliz, Berta. Expedientes de la censura teatral franquista. Madrid: Fundación Universitaria Española, 2006. 2 v. (lxxiv, 798 p.); 29 cm. (Publicaciones de la Fundación Universitaria Española. Colección de investigaciones bibliográficas sobre autores españoles; 10) ISBN: 8473926064: $87.95

Transcriptions from the Archivio General de la Administración Civil del Estado of primary documents on the censorship of 17 playwrights under Franco. Includes tables showing the dramatists‚ works and their censorship and performance data, a chronological table of works covered, facsimiles of selected documents, and an index of censors. [JKL]

Pereda, Ferran. El cancaneo: diccionario petardo de argot gay, lesbi y trans. Barcelona: Laertes, 2004. 211 p.: ill.; 23 cm. (Colección Rey de bastos; 43) ISBN 8475845282: • 14.42

A popular dictionary of GLTV slang (and some standard terms) in Castilian. Entries offer only occasional illustrative quotations. Includes cross-references, a 2-page bibliography, and a page of web sites and chat rooms. [JKL]

Torre Aparicio, Tomás de la. Diccionario de gentilicios toponímicos españoles: incluye: apodos y motes, coplillas, dichos, datos curiosos, etc... Madrid: Vision Net Ediciones, [2005]. 2 v.: 557, 468 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8497709136: $51,22

A dictionary of ca. 17,000 names and ca. 5,000 nicknames of inhabitants of places in Spain. The entries in volume 1 are arranged by place name and offer occasional sourced citations; volume 2 is comprised of indices by inhabitants‚ names. Includes a one-page bibliography. [JKL]

Vaccari, Debora. I papeles de actor della Biblioteca nacional de Madrid: catalogo e studio. Firenze: Alinea, 2006. 187 p.; 22 cm. (Secoli d‚oro; 47) ISBN: 8860550262 • 18

A guide to late 16th-century manuscripts of actors‚ scripts held in the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid. Entries provide detailed codicological and content descriptions. Includes a 16-page bibliography and author and title indices. [JKL]


Adamo, Giovanni, & Della Valle, Valeria. 2006 parole nuove: [cover title: un dizionario di neologismi dai giornali]. Milano: Sperling & Kupfer, 2005. 509 p.; 22 cm. ISBN 8820039710: • 22

Lists and explains the neologisms taken from 39 Italian daily newspapers, with sourced examples. Includes a one-page bibliography and an index of roots. [JKL]

Baroni, Joseph. Dizionario della televisione: i programmi della televisione commerciale dagli esordi a oggi. Milano: R. Cortina, 2005. xv, 679 p.: col. ill.; 21 cm. ISBN 8870789721: • 23

A dictionary of over 8000 programs on Italian commercial television since 1972. Entries descibe the contents and technical details of the programs. Includes a general index of names and indices of crew members by function, as well as an index of RAI titles. [JKL]

Cortelazzo, Manlio; & Marcato, Carla. Dizionario etimologico dei dialetti italiani. Torino: UTET libreria, 2005. xli, 723 p.; 22 cm. ISBN: 8860080029 • 34

A portable reprint with a slight variation in the title˜ of a desk-sized etymological dictionary (1998) noted in our Fall 1999 issue, which was itself a revision of Balay AC537. [JKL]

Enciclopedia del cinema [ed. Gianni Canova]. 2. ed. aggiornata e ampliata. Milano: Garzanti, 2005. 1361 p., lxiv p. of plates: ill. ; 21 cm. (Le garzantine) ISBN: 881150516X: • 35.50

A compendious international encyclopedia of persons and aspects of film. Includes lists of prize winners (Oscars, Venice, Cannes), but no bibliography or index. [JKL]

Francipane, Michele. Dizionario ragionato dei cognomi italiani. Milano: Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, 2005. 1043 p.; 18 cm. (BUR Dizionari) ISBN 8817007641: • 17.50

A compendium of historical and statistical data on Italian family names, a companion volume to the author's Dizionario ragionato dei nomi (BUR, 2d. ed., 2001). In the first section are fuller articles on the 200 most frequent names and their variants; the second provides more schematic treatment of about 5000 names including origins, etymologies, distribution, and historical and heraldic notes. Includes an index of names, a list of foreign names along with their Italian cognates, a linguistic glossary, differently ordered tables of the 200 most frequent names, and a 3-page bibliography. [JKL]

Manuale di italianistica. Ed. Vittorio Roda. Bologna: Bononia University Press, 2005. 346 p.; 24 cm. (Manuali) ISBN 8873950639: • 32

For the reduced Italian university curriculum, a survey of topics and periods of Italian language and literature in 17 chapters by 17 Italian academics. Each chapter concludes with a selective bibliography; includes indices of keywords and names. [JKL]

Morandini, Laura, et al. Il Morandini: dizionario dei film 2006. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2005. 1888 p.; 22 cm. + 1 CD-ROM. ISBN 8808327086: • 32.50

An annual dictionary (since 1999) of 21,000 films on the Italian market 1902-2005. Entries provide content and technical data about the films. Includes indices of original titles, literary authors, directors, and principal actors. Appendices include lists of Oscars, best films of the year, the current year's Venice program, web sites devoted to film, and the 100 best directors. The CD-ROM, not available separately, includes 6500 stills as well as a fuller version of the print version. [JKL]

Parodi, Bent. Cognomi siciliani: tra origini italiane e locali. Messina: A. Siciliano, c2006. 313 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8874423160: • 18

A selective dictionary of Sicilian surnames, indicating their range, origins, and related forms. Includes a very brief bibliography and cross-references, but no index. [JKL]

Rubattu, Tonino Mario. Dizionario universale della lingua di Sardegna: italiano-sardo-italiano, antico e moderno: con i corrispondenti in inglese, francese, spagnolo, tedesco; vol. VI: Aggiornamento. Sassari: EDES, 2004. 1274 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8886002394: • 90

The final volume of a 250,000-entry glossary of Sardinian. Includes indices of variants in Logudorese, Nuorese, Campidanese, Sassarese, and Gallurese. [JKL]

Russo, Domenico. LIN: lessico italiano di notorietà 2004: due indagini campione. Roma: Aracne, 2005. 401 p.; 24 cm. ISBN 8854802743: • 17

"Amare" is the best-known, as distinguished from the most frequently-used, word by Italian children; "casa" is the best-known word by adults. Based on the author's LIN : Lessico italiano di notorietà 2004: dal lessico dei bambini a quello dei nonni: indagine sulla configurazione della competenza lessicale delle diverse eta. (Roma : Aracne, 2005), the lists are presented in order of notoriety, alphabetically, and by frequency, for children and adults. Includes a brief methodological introduction and a one-page bibliography. [JKL]

Scritture femminili in Toscana: voci per un autodizionario. [di Cristina Acidini Luchinat et al.]; ed. Ernestina Pellegrini. Firenze: Le lettere, 2006. 344 p.; ill.; 21 cm. (Le vie della storia; 68) ISBN 887166941X: • 22

A collection of self-written bio-bibliographies of 156 20th-century Tuscan women writers, with occasional photos. [JKL]

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