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The Columbia guide to the literatures of Eastern Europe since 1945 : Albania (and Kosovo), Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia (and Montenegro), Slovakia, Slovenia / Harold B. Segel.

Author / Creator Segel, Harold B., 1930-
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, c2003.
Description xxxi, 641 p. ; 26 cm.
Language English
Series The Columbia guides to literature since 1945
Columbia guides to literature since 1945.
Subject East European literature -- 20th century -- Bio-bibliography.
German literature -- Germany (East) -- Bio-bibliography.
German literature -- 20th century -- Bio-bibliography.
Authors, East European -- 20th century -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Authors, German -- Germany (East) -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Authors, German -- 20th century -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Authors, East European.
Authors, German.
East European literature.
German literature.
Germany (East)
Reference works.
Bio-bibliography.
Biography -- Dictionaries.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4847286
Varying Form of Title Portion of title Guide to the literatures of Eastern Europe since 1945
ISBN 0231114044 (cloth : alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [627]-633) and index.
Review by Choice Review

Assembled by an eminently qualified expert on the literatures of Eastern Europe, this prodigious compilation covers Albania and Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Criteria for selection permit the inclusion of nearly 700 novelists, poets, and playwrights. A perceptive introductory essay provides historical, political, and literary context for the period. The alphabetically arranged biobibliographical entries are excellent and include citations to translations of major works into English or other Western languages, and to critical works. Useful features include a chronology of major political events for each country during the period; a list of the titles (with translations) of major journals and newspapers for each country; a selected bibliography of general works and works specific to each country; and an author index arranged by country. This guide may not provide the detail given in the relevant volumes of Dictionary of Literary Biography (v. 181, 215, 220 and 232, none of which covers Albania), but no single work in English is nearly so comprehensive. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Academic and public libraries. R. Seitz Eastern Illinois University

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